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Old March 10th, 2010, 06:31 AM   #16
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@Tramm,

i think there is also no 1080i over HDMI while recording with the new firmware update?


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Old March 10th, 2010, 09:46 AM   #17
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The 5D2 is mic level only. That said, you want to turn the gain down low and feed a hot mic-level signal in. In fact, you want a HOT mic level signal. If you think about it, there's no real standard for mic level. Different mics have different sensitivities. Different recording situations present more or less sound.

The JL, on the other hand, is switchable between mic and line level. Now, line level *is* specified. One should be able to find some settings on the JL and 5D2 that give easily calibrated line levels. That'll be sweet for use with a separate field mixer and recorder. The 5D2/JL with line feed would give a great sync track and a viable backup if the main recording is lost.
Thanks Jon. I am just getting started exploring the 5D/7D for video so I have not checked the workings yet.

It would seem this firmware update missed the mark a bit from a audio perspective. Not having meters on the view screen is a poor choice and not having a line input setting is another poor choice for working pros. A line input would take the heat off of needing quality preamps in a still camera and allow folks to get better sounding audio with external preamps. It is like they just do not want (or can't) to go there with this model.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 10:09 AM   #18
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Looks like we can at least set the camera with a 1 k tone level from a field mixer as a start, using 12 db marker on the levels meter. Dialing in that way, may work fine.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 10:40 AM   #19
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So you were able to upgrade your camera from someone else's firmware dump? That's cool.
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