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Canon 5D and audio options
September 6, 2010
7:10 pm
Tim Haskell

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I was hoping that someone could help me out.  I am going to go into production soon and am shooting with the Canon 5D.  What are my options for recording audio?



October 11, 2010
11:22 pm
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Hey Tim,


You have many options for recording audio obviously.


1) On board mic: You can get a tiny Senheiser on-board mic. This is okay for reference audio, but I wouldn't make it your final sound unless this is a CU interview in a quiet location.


2) On board recorder: The ZOOM is very popular. It will record 2 channels of Stereo ambient sound, plus allow for 2 more inputs from a boom or lav mic.


3) External recorder and mixer: This is the highest quality option. This is the old – Dual System – audio that is tried and true in the film world. This offers the highest quality amps and D/A converters. The Cantar X, and many other Solid State field recorders are available with this method. They are costly, but you get what you pay for…

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