In this video you’ll learn about why you might want to use separate audio for your videos. You’ll hear a comparison of the EIM-003 with an iPhone 6 vs the ETM-001 with a Canon EOS M. In some situations, it’s much better to use separate audio when making videos, instead of relying on a microphone connected to the camera.
For example, if the camera is far away from your subject and it’s a windy and/or noisy environment, you’ll be better off using separate audio.
In addition, separate audio can increase the production value of your videos.
However, there is an extra step when editing to sync the audio. Editing software like Final Cut Pro X makes this an easy job, but it’s still an extra file and step. You’ll have to weigh the pros and cons and determine what is best for your particular situation.
For me, when I make videos for clients, it’s separate audio all the way. It’s only if I know the video is not the main part of the project that I’ll use an external mic connected directly to the camera.
Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any questions about making videos or choosing a microphone.