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orange turtle

Video recording without sound for privacy reasons

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My research involves high-risk/vulnerable populations and I will be using video recordings. The ethics board has okayed video recording on the condition I guarantee there will be no audio captured because of the sensitive nature of the material that might be captured.

Does anyone know of any video equipment I can buy that will guarantee that? The only way I know how right now is to mute the video recorder, but if I can buy a specific type of video recorder, I would much rather do that so I am not on any grey zone. I have to buy the video recorder anyway, so it's best I invest in the right one from the beginning.

Thank you.

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might be hard, maybe try DSLRs that can record video as well (but they also seem to have mics). or perhaps security cams that don't have mics?

Edited by .letmeinplz//

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Can you get a electrician to disconnect/damage/disable the mic in a way that it is permanently unable to record sound? Or, can you tape up the camcorder's mic in case you ever forget to mute the mic?

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