About my audio test video: GH5 with RSVMX.

So the key finding of the video was summed up in one sentence: “It’s not so much about the quality of the microphone, as it is the quality of the receiving preamps, that affect the end result the most.” and also, the obvious: “If you really want good audio, you have to have good/expensive microphone, good/expensive separate audio recorder and of course, the skill and knowledge to use them both.” and of course, what comes to good audio, it truly is the post production, where it is being made. But still, if the material coming from shooting is sub par, the end result is not going to be “full of aural wonders.”

The hiss that is coming from the GH5 audio, is simply terrible. Makes sense, also from the fact that they have a 400 euro accessory the get better sound, the DMW-XLR1. But if the performer has anything remotely relevant to say, most people won’t notice anything problematic. Also most people listen to the videos with simply terrible speakers or headphones. Which hides most of the audios shortcomings anyway. Who knows, maybe the people in Panasonic have hit the sweet spot, as the higher audio quality would have lifted up the price of GH5 considerably.

It turned out so that my RSVMX is defective. I’m now waiting for a replacement – also mentioned were the lexar 1000x cards, which I claimed to work flawlessly even with the highest of bitrates that the GH5 had to offer… well… I got numerous errors so… was I lying? I would say I definitely were rushing things. Holy facepalm!

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