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Sound on Video?

I was recently at a concert and was videoing a portion of it. The picture came out superb but the sound is distorted and sort of hissing (not too sure how to describe it) I was second row at a standing concert....is it just feedback from somewhere or have I not set something right on the camera? Any help would be appreciated.

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Hey Alymac,
Digital still cameras are not designed to record high quality audio. The mic used to record the audio is probably OK for normal audio situations, but not for difficult recording situations like concerts. To get a good quality video that has good quality audio I would invest in a high quality digital camcorder. What your camera was picking up is all the atmospheric noise that is going on around you. You probably didn't notice it because a concert is usually a loud environment. To get a good quality recording of a concert you would need a mic that focuses where it picks up its audio from instead of from all sounds surrounding you.

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