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APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.

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Old October 15th, 2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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h4n as shootgun on 60d?!

Hi all,
For those experienced dslr/h4n users, may I pick you brain a little? Do you advise to use the h4n as a "shootgun" mic and "line in" into the canon 60d audio in (set the audio to manual). My thinking is that the audio is recorded onto the clip and I don't have to manually sync the sound.

I just got the h4n 1 hr ago and am attempting to do the above. One thing I noticed is that the mic on the h4n is very sensitive. It is picking up some of my movements noise and sound from the camera. Just wandering if there is anywhere I could position the h4n (or via settings in the h4n) to minimize such "noise" and sensitivity?!

Note: I know that the h4n is not really meant to be a "shootgun" mic and while I don't have a "shootgun" mic yet, I figure it sure beat the built-in mic from the camera.

Any pointers appreciated.

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Old October 15th, 2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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I tried it mounted on the DSLR, but I didn't find it a good ergonomic fit, unless you're really just mounted on a tripod. The Rode Videomic is still a good option, as is the Rode Stereo Videomic, both have a built-in shockmount. I'm still debating the
Zoom H1
because it can also be used as a separate recorder. B&H also put together a
Zoom H1 DSLR kit
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