Has anyone tested the sound quality for the video mode of the mark 2? We're considering getting one to use as a candid camera and to get a few video clips throughout the day at weddings. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Yup, I lied.Hi!
I think the sound on the 5D 2 is actually pretty remarkable compared to other DSLR movie modes. I find it funny that one of the posters above said that it picks up every sound the camera makes cause I assure you the 3 that I have used surely did not!
Found on Google.This is my first post in any of the video forums
The 5D Mark II takes amazing photos and I've also gained first experience in shooting footage. But the built-in microphone is pretty much useless. Apart from the fact that it's not stereo anyway, it records all kinds of noises such as the gyro from the image stabilizer.
What microphone do you recommend? I don't want to pay outlandish prices but still want a good quality microphone that's not causing the inspectors to wince when listening to the audio of my footage
I plan on shooting landscape, so in many cases audio wouldn't be needed, I guess. But when I go to the Golden Gate Bridge and stand at the beach, I want the sound from the roling waves come along with the footage.
No need the dedicated microphone fits on the hot shoe
I was kidding about the lying thing... the smile man, the smile.Sorry I don't remember calling you a liar but the OP didnt mention in their post about wanting or needing to use an external mic. So, like I said, compared to other DSLR video modes; The 5D 2's sound beats out the competition, by a landslide. Pick up a D90 and make a video with that.. you might as well be using your webcam and 10 dollar computer mic.
I was about to ask what the use in that was as then where would your flash go -- till I relised that if one were shooting film you would not be using a flash for lighting (unless you have some seriously good batteries)
But for the user switching between still and film it could be handy to use a flashbracket to hold the mic so that you can have a flash attached for when you want to do stills with it