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External Microphone for 5D Mark II (Video)?

 
Ducky ­ 2.0T
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Jan 27, 2009 10:49 as a reply to  @ post 7197803 |  #46

I wouldn't say "merging," more like sharing. Just as most of the camcorders can do stills, the DSLR's are now going to have video capabilities as an extension of the liveview. Regardless, as you said, the true videographers will buy a camcorder and the true photographers will buy a camera. Having one that can do some of the other is not a bad thing... and inevitable.

Regardless, this is a thread about external microphones.

My friends were messing around and took this.
http://www.vimeo.com/2​980032 (external link)

If you crank up the volume you can hear hands moving on the camera (for zooming in) and the IS motor. Without the external microphone, you hear mostly IS motor and the voice is much more tin can sounding.


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Jan 27, 2009 10:59 |  #47

Ducky 2.0T wrote in post #7197969 (external link)
I wouldn't say "merging," more like sharing. Just as most of the camcorders can do stills, the DSLR's are now going to have video capabilities as an extension of the liveview. The true videographers will buy a camcorder and the true photographers will buy a camera. Having one that can do some of the other is not a bad thing... and inevitable.

Regardless, this is a thread about external microphones.

My friends were messing around and took this.
http://www.vimeo.com/2​980032 (external link)

If you crank up the volume you can hear both my hands moving on the camera and the IS motor. Without the external microphone, you hear mostly IS motor and the voice is much more tin can sounding.

Good that the external mic is working out for you. Now try in outdoors setting with just a bit of breeze and see whether the external mic is effective in cutting down or eliminating the hissing sound. It was so bad on my higher end Canon camcorders (even with slightest breeze) that I've owned, but the hissing sound got totally eliminated with the ext. mic.



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Jan 31, 2009 14:25 as a reply to  @ SYS's post |  #48

Mine just arrived the other day so I have yet to test it out. Here's how the setup looks:

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Jan 31, 2009 18:15 |  #49

Hey, that's a cool looking thingy there!



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Feb 08, 2009 16:03 as a reply to  @ post 7197803 |  #50

Canon 5d Mark II ...Still photograpy is a gimmick

I would advice any documentary filmmaker to consider using the 5d mark II.
In the past digital video cameras have largely been constructed to imitate their film progenitors. The mark II breaks from this convention, making it relatively lightweight and portable, allowing for more spontaneous film making. The image quality is at least comparible to HDV, and is being used by the the Guardian newspaper for short video segments. Lenses for slrs are easier to come across making this camera perfect for independent films on a budget.




  
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May 08, 2009 07:41 as a reply to  @ post 7063652 |  #51

Is there any kind of Lavalier set up for the Canon 5d Mark II?




  
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Jun 11, 2009 07:19 as a reply to  @ Rap Sizzle's post |  #52

The mic looks great on the 5dmk2. How is the sound quality? I have had problems with the agc creating hiss when using an external mic. Have you had that problem? If so, have you been able to solve it?

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Jul 23, 2009 07:55 |  #53

Rap Sizzle wrote in post #7227470 (external link)
Mine just arrived the other day so I have yet to test it out. Here's how the setup looks:

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I'd be very intrested to hear how that mic works out, looks small enough for daily use.




  
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Jul 23, 2009 09:17 as a reply to  @ Raymo99's post |  #54

Check out this thread which has a link to a B&H Newsletter with short audio clips of different mics.




  
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Jul 23, 2009 10:24 as a reply to  @ Rap Sizzle's post |  #55

I'm curious to what SYS and Ducky have to say about the 5D Mark II and Video use now, 7 months later...and a whole firmware version update later.
I think its being used more than what the originally thought back 7 months ago.




  
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Apr 10, 2010 07:59 |  #56

I use the Azden and like it a lot. Good sound and easy to carry. Also not too imposing looking when shooting concert video, and easy to hide if necessary.




  
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Aug 07, 2010 10:19 |  #57

SYS wrote in post #7197373 (external link)
Nope. I'm ALWAYS interested in "better" and improved cameras! :) It's just that 5DII isn't "IT" for me. Why is it an "access to a better camera" over my 40D when I'm mostly shooting sports and 5D is a better option -- for the money -- for those like me who already own an HDD camcorder? Like I said, 5DII is useful for someone like you and others who have certain types of videography needs.

I think you misunderstand the market and the photography industry. Canon, Nikon and other competitors will never make the gimmick the standard ACROSS all of their DSLR lines. Heck, they haven't even "married" the sports oriented DSLRs with the wedding/portraits oriented DSLR's, yet! HD video? Selectively, certainly. Improved version than the current, most certainly, but not the standard. I do see greater future trend to include HD video for P&S cameras more than standardizing across more bulky DSLR's, and I do see RAW in P&S, as well. People want small things doing big things, so I'm willing to go "all in" on my bet that that's what's going to happen.

Wow, this is funny to read 1.5 years later...




  
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Sep 14, 2010 09:59 |  #58

pkkrusty wrote in post #10677843 (external link)
Wow, this is funny to read 1.5 years later...

Indeed...

I have since picked up another 5DII and I am going to revisit the microphone options.


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Nov 23, 2010 10:33 as a reply to  @ Ducky 2.0T's post |  #59

I got here with Google's I'm feeling lucky button, so let's hope I have a nice bit of luck!

First, I want to get an external mic for my 5D2, and it seems people have had enough time to come back with an honest bottom-line for whatever they bought.

Second, since the thread began quite some time ago, with at least two posters referring to the gimmick of the 5D2 as a video camera, it is interesting to me, as a complete prat of an amateur, that I no longer use my Sony HD camcorder. The results from my 5D2 are simply far superior - four things stand out, low light behaviour = low noise; L type lenses giving the usual cracking quality; not having to carry two kit-bags around; massive control over ISO, Aperture and Speed equation. Focus and zooming are no real problem when using a tripod and a decent video tripod head.

I understand that many professional users have latched on to the various DSLRs with HD video, and, release date being king, I expect that some of the more recent offerings have even more useful aspects than the 5D2.

I shall now be going off into Google to find out what is the state of the world, incl. Sony,Nikon,Lumix... as far as video is concerned.


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Nov 30, 2010 10:18 |  #60

http://dancarrphotogra​phy.com …rk-ii-part-1-microphones/ (external link)


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