06-03-2009, 09:25 AM
I read a thread recently on another paranormal forum I'm on wherein the OP wondered why most every "good" EVP that people offer up for scrutiny is only from a direct source like a digital recording device and rarely, if ever, from a different source like a video recording. There were many explanations offered, except the most simple answer. Video recorders are notoriously poor sound recorders. Whenever a movie is made, part of the editing that is done is to add in the sounds that even the most sophisticated video cameras cannot pick up: the sound of someone running, coins jingling in someone's pocket, the snap of a finger. So if even the most sophisticated equipment that is used in Hollywood won't pick up faint sounds very well, it stands to reason that an EVP will only be picked up well by a digital recording device.