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Mike Kobal

April 21, 2010

Manual Sound Recording with the Canon 5D mark II, AT897 and Sound Devices MixPre Field Mixer

Filed under: Gear Reviews — mike.kobal @ 9:11 pm

Kudos to Canon for giving us manual sound control for the

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  1. Thank you for your test
    I’m in boat can’t make decision where to go with, I’m also a poor filmmaker..

    So I got the canon 60D and I got the mixpre which I was use with HVX200
    My question is it worth to buy the padcable and connect the mixpre with 60D ( according noise level )
    Building self is not a option

    Or is it better to save 50 dollars and buy directly something like external rec zoom h4n or tascam dr-100 with all sync problems.

    I mean why would I buy a external rec while I can rec with mixpre directly to the camera if the NOISE LEVEL IS OK ……

    Comment by cengiz özgök — November 19, 2010 @ 11:49 am

  2. I would give the mixpre

    Comment by mike.kobal — November 19, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

  3. Thank you very much for the good video. I have the Canon 5D Mark II and the mixpre. The camera does not record the micro sound but through its own sound device. Do I have to use a special software or cable. I have the miniJack adapter connected to the Canon and on the other extreme to the mixpre with XLR.
    I don’t know what to do. I tried everything!! Could you please give me your comment.
    Thank you.

    Comment by Aitor — January 21, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

  4. Sorry to hear that, it could be a defective cable between the mixpre and the camera. Or there is a problem with the camera, the minijack is quite delicate and could be damaged, the only reason I think of this is because the moment you plug something in -the internal microphone should be disabled. I can’t think of anything else. No special software is needed. Hope you can figure it out. Good luck.

    Comment by mike.kobal — January 21, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

  5. Thank you very much for your comments, it was very helpful for me.
    I just went to Canon’s service and they corroborated that the minijack was damaged.
    They repair it very quickly and its working!
    Best regards

    Comment by Aitor — January 23, 2013 @ 1:37 am

  6. glad you could get it fixed!

    Comment by mike.kobal — January 23, 2013 @ 1:38 am

  7. hello im a sound engineer , and i think that the direction of the microphone is far from the subject

    second , the sound is a littlebit saturated with the sound devices premix “but in post production they can re make it nice ”

    and third , u have a mono cable inserted in the L or R so i think you need a mini jack with two XLR heads one for the R and the other for the L

    but i like the idea :)
    cheers ;)

    Comment by raouf — September 3, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

  8. if I would have a sound engineer like yourself around, things would be much, much, much better :) agree, with everything you said.

    Comment by mike.kobal — September 3, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

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