Quote Originally Posted by jordan levy View Post
ive personally given up on this as through many productions ive had professional sound mixers, camera houses and audio post houses try anything they could, but realistically the in camera sound recording is just made for a scratch track, like the alexa, and back to the film days when good motion picture cameras didnt record audio. having a scratch track is considered a bonus of a motion picture camera with these capabilities. they are just not made to capture good sound, the best and really only option is to have a professional sound recordist with you mixing and capturing and sync in post.
Exactly. Recording quality audio is a full time job (often more than just one job!) in its own right. Just like camera operator is.

Don't compromise by shoving the job onto someone else who isn't an expert at it, and 100% focus on just this role of recording the best sound for you on set.