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

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


Kudos to Canon for giving us manual sound control for the

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

  1. raouf

    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 :)
    continue
    cheers ;)

  2. Aitor

    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
    Aitor

  3. mike.kobal Post author

    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.

  4. Aitor

    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.
    Aitor

  5. cengiz özgök

    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 ……

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