« on: April 16, 2012, 06:27:09 PM »
Thanks guys! I'll look into all of this info. It might look like I'll use the videofunction with internal mic for short clips here and there in low light, and my handycam for the rest :oP
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Just one other thing I just thought of, does the stereo mic have any gain switches on it? Is it set to '0' and not any negative value causing a low output?
Ok, I'm wondering if you have your gain too high in the camera? Low source sounds on auto gain? Could there be any pickup of external interference where you're shooting?
Having the mic as close to the source is everything for quality, you may know this and I apologise if so...
What I meant regarding zoom mics was the brand of digital recorder, like Tascam, have a look at the Zoom HN4.
You can try filtering out any hiss in post but getting clean audio up front is your priority. The Rodes do get good reviews so I'm puzzled and I don't know if you would see an appreciable improvement with other 'consumer' grade mics. Good luck!
Do you mean handling noise or hiss? I have a Rode video mic pro, on a 7D, and it's pretty clean although the lack of input control causes gain issues. I have now bought a Tascam DR7 to record and it's much better to place as close as possible to the source and easy to control. I then sync in premiere. You could plug the Rode into a digital recorder as well. The zoom models get good reviews as well...
Have anyone tried setting the DOF button to switch between Ai Servo and One Shot? I aimed at the same spot, but the exposure varied from 1/500s to 1/800s when I switched af-mode. How the hell can that be?
It's not happening 100% of the subjects I shoot at, but 90% and it's 100% consistent at one subject when I push the switch...
I have set the DOF button on my 5DIII in the same way and stumbled across this very issue the other day. However, the exposure only changes when in evaluative metering mode. I have not been able to find the exact answer to why this is, but when googling it, I found that this has also been the case for previous canon models and therefore likely not a problem. It could have something to do with how the camera interprets subject/background differently between the to AF modes when it's set to evaluative metering. I'd appreciate a better explanation as well, but I don't believe it's a problem with our cameras.
Snce you already shoot with a 1 series Brian i can see how you would be less excited by the mkiii. I have never owned a 1series myself but this is why i decided to go for the 1dx instead, the little things it will do more then the mkiii will mean a lot for me!
I've been shooting with 1D series for 6 years and still I'm impressed with 5DIII AF. Strange world out there