As someone who, many years ago, made a living making video programmes professionally, using analogue "industrial" (for want of a better term) and broadcast equipment and techniques, I have viewed the development of digital video from afar and with some regret that I have never had a chance (or never created an opportunity) to use any of the current hardware and software. My DSLRs lack video and in any case shooting video using a still camera just seems weird
to me. What continually surprises me though, is the apparently huge and continuing deficit in terms of audio. Now it was never easy to record sound well on analogue equipment either, so the standards achieved were a good indication of the competence of the programme-maker.
The review notes:"If you want to really produce good sound you have to record dual system, which means doing the sound with a separate audio recorder and mics and then syncing it up in post. "
you want to really produce good sound..."
IF? This is an astonishing proviso.
I've seen the en passant reference to timecode-locked audio recording in this context before: the requirement remains the same since I retired from the video game (I was in the hardware R&D/manufacturing business as well as a programme-maker) but I've yet to hear an explanation of how practicable this is today; it ought to be a LOT easier and cheaper than it was - in the mid-80s an integral timecode generator for a broadcast version Umatic cost nearly £1K. I'd appreciate a short description of just how it's done now, if someone can take the trouble. It can be very brief!
On a previous thread on another board someone tried to suggest to me that it was just a case recording wild audio separately and in PP of periodically syncing up and letting it roll. I assume that the contributor had never actually tried this with synch speech. And drop-frame I thought had gone away with the analogue era (standards conversions nightmares resurface) but I'm amused to see it's re-emerged, revived, in the current era. The wonderful thing about standards is that there are such a plethora to choose from, and in that respect it seems nothing has changed in the last 25 years.