Guest Post by: Ray Ortega
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When shooting any video, getting clean, useable audio is just as important as your image. With DSLR video this can be extra challenging since most DLSR’s are not built with professional level audio in mind.
In this video I plug my Sennheiser ew 100 g2 directly into my Canon 60D to test the audio quality that can be achieved without using a separate interface such as Zoom H4n or other digital recording device.
The key to this setup and any other microphone going into a DLSR is to minimize the amount of work that the DLSR camera’s preamp has to do. Preamps inside DLSR camera’s are typically noisy and therefore when you limit the amount of gain they use to produce useable audio levels, you get cleaner audio.
By using the levels of the Sennheiser’s microphone you can adjust any DSLR that has manual audio control to it’s lowest setting and let the microphone do the work.
In this video you can hear the advantages of both using a good microphone which is close to your subject as compared to the DSLR’s on-board microphone.
I also played around with the free version of Magic Bullet Looks, grading this footage in Adobe Premiere Pro. The only audio adjustments made in this video was to add 6db of gain so that the levels where high enough for this demonstration.
Gear used in the making of this video:
Canon 60D http://podhelp.me/60dkit
Sennheiser ew100 G2 Wireless Lapel Microphone http://podhelp.me/Sennkit
Canon T2i http://podhelp.me/t2ibody
Sigma 18-50mm 2.8 – 4.5 Lens (mounted to the 60D)http://podhelp.me/sigma18-50os
Manfrotto 701 HDV Tripod http://podhelp.me/701hdv055xbkit
Manfrotto 561-BHDV Monopod http://podhelp.me/561bhdv