I'm just starting out...I'm learning to work with Adobe Premier Pro, and I just bought a Snowball/Blue microphone and am learning to record audios with Adobe Audio. I haven't even bought a video camera yet.
My understanding is that most video cameras record both visual and audio, BUT the experts recommend that you bypass the video camera's audio and record audio with a separate device. (I've seen a portable Tascam model recommended.) As I understand it, the reason is that a separate, external audio recorder lets you escape internal noises made by the camera.
So here's my question: Suppose I'm sitting around at home recording an audio. I'm simply talking into my Snowball microphone, which is plugged into my Mac. I'm using Adobe Audio to control the recording.
Is this the best way to do it, or should I be using an external audio recorder (to escape the noise made by laptop's fan, for example)?
It's hard for me to visualize the sequence, since I don't have the actual equipment to play with yet. If I do need an external audio recorder, then I'm assuming I would plug my Snowball mike into the recorder, which would in turn presumably be connected to my laptop, so I can use a software program (e.g. Adobe Audio) to manipulate the recording.
I guess another way of asking my question is how do the pros make simple audio recordings - with or without a separate audio recording device?