Pretend it’s a Friday night and you’re watching The Universe’s Scariest Police Chases XXII on Fox. Chances are, the scene will go some thing like this:
Cop pulls over car. Cop goes up to car, asks the occupant some questions, maybe asks him to step out of the vehicle etc.
All fine and good, but my question is this: The scene is filmed from an automatic camera mounted on the dashboard or windshield of the police car, yet you can usually hear very clearly the conversation going on outside of the car and 15-20+ feet away. How is that possible? Does the system have some sort of external microphone? Do the cops wear a wireless mic of some sort? Or is it just due to some hi-tech audio manipulation on the part of the Fox folks?
Any of you friendly neighborhood SDMB Boys in Blue familiar with these systems?