Recording audio with an external recorder is just one option. There are now many ways to do this if you’ve decided to go external, and it all depends on your needs and budget.

Some articles on external recorders:

Many people are using the Zoom H4n – but I also have the Zoom H1 which is much smaller and more portable. It all depends on your needs. The H1 can record audio with its internal mics and has a line-in (can plug in one mic) – but if you need to add XLR inputs, you’ll need to move up to the H4n or something else.

The key tho is to use something like pluraleyes to sync the audio and video.

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