Getting good audio

As more and more journalists begin to carry their own video cameras on stories, the need for more video training is growing.  The Society of Professional Journalists offers a Newsroom Training Progam that includes a module on video newsgathering.  Recently, some of the trainers involved have discovered many print newsrooms seem to be buying gear that’s designed without an earphone jack.  That makes it tremendously difficult to monitor the audio to be sure a) the sound quality is acceptable or b) the sound is there at all.

So, what do you do if you already have the camera and there’s no earphone jack in sight?  Check out this workaround posted on YouTube earlier this year.