Im looking into buying either the Canon 5D mark II or a 7D.
I'm looking into the 7D because of it's native 24fps full HD in contrast to the 5D's 30fps.
I have some experience with shooting video and editing in final cut pro.
Since the 7D doesn't record sound "on board", one needs a sound mixer.
Does anyone have experience with any of these? I've seen and operated one back in school, but it was professional and expensive.
I'm looking for a mixer that costs a maximum of 400 dollars.
The 7d does record sound onboard
it has an internal mic (rubbish)
and a small jack pug to put you own mic in
the sound level is stuck on auto though !
Thats why people want seperate sound and for better 'resolution' and control that a proper sound recorder brings
The mic input does not provide 'pantom power' which some mics need
Companies like beachtek make a preamp that can disable the auto gain
also there is no way to monitor what you are recording
IMO it is useful to collect ambient but care or another solution is required for interviews