2009 September 19th, 19:18
Step by Step guide to Audio on 7d
I suppose this is good for GH1 or 5d too, but I am curious about the specifics of the 7d:
Been doing a bit of reading for about an hour or so on the audio capturing options/issues with the 7d and I guess i need some help. For me and the way my brain works, I wondered if someone could make two lists for me.
On the first list would be "things needed to buy" for audio on the 7d. This would include software as well. Ideally, I would like to be able to run lavs and boom into the camera for documentary work, but still be able to see my meters.
On the second list would be the "process" of "how to" capture audio on the camera. By this I don't mean smart arse responses like hold boom but something to the effect of setting up the camera and then how to use FCP to capture (I have watched the Phil Bloom about plural eyes on vimeo by the way too).
I am doing all this to try and figure out what I need to buy for a shoot in Nov. Right now I have a camera on order and that is it.
thanks a ton guys
2009 September 19th, 21:56
Personally, I would not bother to capture the audio in the camera, since the 7D/5D have no audio gain controls. Instead, I would buy the following:
1. A boom pole ($130 at B&H, 2.5 meters)
2. This kit: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...icrophone.html ($270)
3. The Zoom H4n recorder ($300)
4. A lavalier with windshield ($30)
5. Extension cords ($40)
6. A deadcat for the NTG-2 ($40)
7. A clapper ($10)
You use the clapper's audio to sync the audio/video in post, in your video editor. No other audio processing software should be required if your video editor is powerful (e.g. Vegas is fine).
Also, in this scenario, forget about taking care of the audio all by yourself. You will need an audio guy, to take care of that part, and you tale care only of the video. In my case, it's my husband who would take the responsibilities of the audio guy.
2009 September 20th, 12:00
In my experience, lavalier for 30 or less than 150 are just a waste of money.
Originally Posted by Eugenia Loli-Queru
Microphone quality is extremely noticeable when you use the wrong equipment.
I agree with Eugenia on most of the gear... There's nothing wrong with renting a great lav or shotgun mic for shooting day...