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Camcorders audio I like the use of the camcorders with PCM AUDIO recording both 12 bit and 16 bit for dubbing , like narration or music background,I know can be done with the computer editing,Im not a computer wiz ,so my question is. I woul like to upgrade my camcorder from MINI DV TAPE to a SD memory type recording, can this PCM 12 bit and 16 bit recording be accomplish with a SD memory card ? just say on a semi pro/consumer camcorder level ? I only use my camcorde as hobby , if so do they have any on the market or maybe soon ?at present time I use a PANASONIC DV 953 model that I love , but not so good in low light if anybody has any information I will apprecciate thank you

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If you have a mic hole in it it should work if knot take to a repere shop in town

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Hi, on the left side of the camera you can set 'audio monitor'. Default is channel 1/2. You can choose to listen to 3/4 or 1/2 and 3/4 simultaneous.
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16 bit audio selection will not give you this option and audio-dub option will be disabled. If you want to add more audio, you have to over write complete sound track in movie file.
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An instruction manual is available for download at
Your camera, according to the manual, has a single input for microphones, and in the internal menu, AUDIO DUB has to be set to MIC. IN. when using an add-on microphone. An MA-300 hot-shoe microphone accessory can be used, and then the input controls would be on this device, not the camera. Your camera can also record in two different audio qualities: 16-bit two channel or 12-bit four channel. If you are using an accessory you may need to select 12-bit in the internal setup menu in order to have enough channels to add on the additional microphone(s).
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