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Audio recording I somehow got my audio recording icon up and could then hear the audio of anything I was shooting. In trying to set the time and date - which never works - I inadvertently knocked off my audio recorder. How do I get that back, I've tried everything. Don't know what I did to get it on in the first place. Seems like that should be a default setting. Jim

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Re: Audio recording

Go to page 46 of the manual and see if you can find the resolution there.
Let me know how you get on

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If you still can't hear any sound, something else is wrong with the camera. Again, send it in for repair.

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These mini video cameras are great for a lot of reasons, but the drawback is the tiny buttons and connectors, like the microphone input. It's probably actually a stereo microphone input.
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Alternative: record the audio separately onto a decent quality audio recorder with proper microphone jacks, then find the corresponding audio and synchronize it in software production. This is often how professionals do it, and one of the reasons you see the familiar "clapboard" snap at the beginning of movie shoots ... clapping your hands on camera right before you shoot will give you a visible action that will correspond to a peak in the audio soundwave that you can match up to synchronize the audio once you put the video and audio into your computer.
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