Here’s a great motorcycle-oriented video showing some excellent sound recording with the Zoom H1 (kind of in the “Dept of Notes to Myself”).
The Zoom H1 is looking like the hottest new setup for hand-held sound recorders, with full manual controls and some nice filters. Not bad for a cool $99.95 from B&H.
So, when you edit the video you have to add and sync the audio track, which can be a pain in the butt… however, good sound is the key to a great video, so it’s well worth the effort. (MUCH easier, as far as I know, from Final Cut Pro or Express than from the current version of iMovie, however, iMovie HD it was easy as pie.)