How to Record Sound for Video: Dual System/Sync Sound

For professionally produced films, the sound is usually recorded separate from the camera by a dedicated audio recorder. Why? Usually, this allows the crew to record higher quality sound. Recording sound this way is called Dual System or Sync Sound. In this episode, we show you how to record dual system sound so that you can increase the overall production value of your video and film projects.

Gear used or mentioned in this episode:

Tascam DR-60DmkII Audio Recorder (good option for a beginner who wants to record higher quality sound)

RODE NTG2 Shotgun Microphone (XLR output)

RODE VideoMic Pro (3.5mm plug output)

Sanken COS-111D Lavalier Microphone (3.5mm plug output)

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