Why is everyone using the epic meal time music?
That's nice from you to have put that together, there's a lot of good advises and informations in it.
For a video talking about equipment, you should have used some Lavs, or simply a better mic placement because it sounded echoish all the length of the video, and there was hot spot at the end when the other guy is talking. But on the video parts, there's infos that are useful.
Thanks for sharing.
I agree with drapeama... it's almost unbearable to watch because of the audio. I just couldn't follow it very clearly. I'm sure that will be a turn off for many viewers. I also had to stop when he started talking about DSLRs. LOL.
Your buddy said the 5D does not have manual audio control and it does. As of firmware 2.0.4 (March 2011) I can select manual or auto audio, and you can adjust the levels on manual.
Are you going to get into how you do effects as the parts go on?
Last edited by Shaunp007; 2011 December 7th at 21:07.
Canon 5D Mk2 / Canon HV20
Seriously? Is it really that bad? Maybe I could add some kind of filter to the audio.
The other mic wasn't mine so I couldn't test it and in fact didn't even know it was there until the DP to me he had it. The next segment is about sound, but I will certainly let people know I'm actually showcasing the mic in that segment therefore couldn't record the audio with it. But I will try to do better with the audio.
Last edited by Nathyn Brendan Masters; 2011 December 7th at 22:24.
An expensive hammer won't make you a better carpenter.
The video we work with is a development stemming from the motion picture industry where the producers, directors, and directors of photography all had to know PHOTOGRAPHY in and out, forwards and backwards, and had to be able to apply principles of photography in every shot, every scene, every part of a motion picture production they had contact with.
What we've had with the HV, HF, and HG series is a consumer oriented application that does allow one to achieve some amazing results without HAVING to have a good solid grounding in PHOTOGRAPHY.
Wanting a DSLR for photography is a valid reason and perhaps a good start. Since most these days are beginning to come with some kind of video implementation, and because you are involved in "motion picture" you should select something like the T2i, T3i, or 60D because Canon still has the lead in DSLR "motion picture" with these models. And any principles of basic photography you learn on that camera will translate to "motion picture" application. You do have to work at it a bit harder.
Just remember this: The things you see in DSLR work that you don't like are not the fault of the equipment. They are the failure of the operators to learn what they can do with it.
I am a reforming videomaking addict
Keep it up, I'd like to watch more from you!
By the way, this should be moved into a "Tutorials - Sticky" thread.
Remember, mics give best results when placed in close enough.
I am a reforming videomaking addict
I do have a Microphone, it's a very reliable Azden, but we shot two shows at once one about video and another about audio (they were meant to be two shows but I realized I hadn't been granted and extended limit on this account yet). I trusted the DPs equipment, but later it simply didn't sound how I wanted. The sound was bad enough for me to go with the camera's audio. If I had shot on the HG10 with the microphone plugged in it would've been fine.
Sorry about the DSLR stuff, I guess I just repeat myself when under stress. I repeat myself when under stress. I repeat myself when under stress. I repeat myself when under stress. I repeat myself when under stress.
Anyone know where that's from without Googling?
Bif, thanks again for all the info. Photography is the key to video/film. No one could have said all that better than you. I do have an SLR, used it a couple times. I need to start using it again, though.
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2) I own one. I didn't used it since I've got 2x JuicedLink CX211 now, so I benefit from these preamps to get a cleaner sound fed to the recorder.
3) That's exactly what I've purchased, Rode NTG2. From what I've head, it's really better, especially compared to the SGM-1x. But both offers great sound for their respective prices. The Azden is just more "entry-level" but with a bit of processing in post I'm pretty sure it can be matched to other more expensive mics.
I used the azden sgm 1-x on much of exit 101.. it does sound pretty good. Of course there are better more expensive options, but its def. not bad.
In fact I've had the Azden for years and it's still good. I may upgrade next year, but I'm in no big hurry to switch from this one.