Originally Posted by toddmc
The low setting refers to the camera itself (your audio will peak out if you have it set to high or even medium due to the wide range of frequencies being recorded).
I think you mean "volume" not "frequencies".
FYI, I am also trying to figure out some video recording gear (I have a pretty good audio setup, although it is not portable, for studio use only), and I just discovered that Zoom has quite recently (I believe just last week) released a new product which could be a serious game-changer. I was looking at the Zoom Q3 and the Sony HDR-MV1, and both seem to have serious video compromises in order to deliver adequate sound (it seems all other camcorders deliver crap sound). The Q3 was far lower video resolution than almost all other common camcorders, and the Sony has a distinct 'fish-eye' look. But Zoom just released the Q4 and the specs look like it is as good at video as any other standard camcorder plus you get Zoom's audio quality. I have not been able to find any user reviews or samples of the Zoom Q4, but it does look very promising. If anybody has any experience with it, I would sure like to hear about it.