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Old Jun 25, 2010, 8:28 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Grimace View Post
It's got a "stereo mic" which a lot of people with cheap cameras seem to make a big deal about. It's really probably just one microphone that records on the left and right channel, which is fine. True stereo sound is overrated on cameras anyway. I mean, if multi-million dollar movies just record the actors with one mono-mic per actor, I really don't think my $130 camera needs stereo mics. But I guess it's a selling point for some people. The mic is located on the back of the screen, making it kinda awkward to look at yourself and record while using the internal mic.
The only thing I've ever heard come out in stereo from the built-in "stereo" microphone of a DXG (a.k.a. Digilife, Speed, Insignia, etc.) or Aiptek camcorder is wind noise. These low-budget HD camcorders lack the special processing, such as "Dolby Digital Stereo Creator," which name-brand camcorders use to take the audio from the two very closely spaced microphones and spread it out to produce a true stereo effect.

With that in mind, I'm a bit disappointed that Aiptek hasn't followed users' suggestions to take the two built-in microphones on their GVS-type models and spread them out to the far edges of the LCD screen, rather than having them right next to each other, in order to provide a more realistic stereo effect.
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Old Jul 1, 2010, 9:55 AM   #12
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Does anyone know if this camera will record an external source through the composite video connector??

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