Come into the disco lab and we can go through it together
Put camera on Tripod(make sure the camera is fixed in place).
Test out mic levels, making sure the camera is set to the external output not the internal mic
press the Red record button and go ahead.
You will need:
Canon XA10 + a tripod + AT875R condenser microphone + a quiet room + lighting kit + neutral background
Canon XA10 + a tripod + Shure wireless mic + a quiet room + lighting kit + neutral background
Make a reservation to come into the lab in disco, where we have everything you need
If you have a green screen or some sort of portable background put that up (if you are just using a wall that works too).
Place camera on tripod making sure that is fixed on properly.
Use the camera to look at the background to make sure the background has a uniform appearance. use the lights from the lighting kit to assist with this. You can also use the balance tool on the XA10 to assist you in this.
once the background looks uniform, attach your external audio device ensuring that the camera is picking up the correct output.