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recording live music with D5600 and Rode Stereo VideoMic

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I have recently purchased a D5600 and a Rode Stereo VideoMic. I used it to record footage of some bands at a gig I was playing and have found the sound quality to harsh when playing it back. I have tried to edit the sound quality to salvage the footage, but I think it is beyond repair. The best I can guess is that the microphone was too powerful for my camera and is causing it to clip a lot. I recorded the footage with the lowcut function on the microphone turned on, however didnt do anything to adjust the camera volume settings.


I was wondering if the best thing to do is to reduce the volume on my camera, or if there is something else that I could be doing?


If anyone has any recommendations on settings it would be much appreciated.


The music I am recording is mostly heavy rock, however there is other genre's as well, if this makes a difference with settings etc.


Many thanks








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First of all, get a deadcat even indoors if the sound level is high. You should have a setting to set the recording level manually. With that activated, there should  be a VU meter somewhere on the screen. Adjust for maximum level without clipping.