What we love about the HDSLR world is how people come up with a very niche products to solve a specific problem then build a small business around it. If you’re into video making…, you’re already familiar with all the additional appliances that need to be attached to your camera in some way.
I will be reviewing Sonic Fire Pro soon, until then, you can download the free Express Track… version to play with it and get some single track for only 9.99$ (normal price is 30$ each). This is a great rebate and a good opportunity to stockpile tracks for the next year.
A while ago, we announced that the BeachTek DXA-5D was discontinued and confirmed that a new version of the product would be out ‘soon’. Soon in this case sounds like the end of February /March. Just got an email from BeachTek announcing these:
Feature Comparison List
US List Price
AGC Disable Feature
LCD vu meter
self-powered condenser mics
virtually any microphone
I know a lot of people prefer to use en external recording device such as the Zoom H4n… but being able to record (and monitor) directly on the 5D means no sync in post which can be a real time saver and less clutter in your bag.
If you were thinking about getting a DXA for Christmas, you may want to call Santa first. It seems like the DXA-5D… is back order and will be replaced (soon?) by a new product. I contacted BeachTek and the rep told me they have an alternative product coming soon.
If you use a Beachtek DXA-5D… to capture sound while recording with your 5D, you should take a look at the new droplet my friend Mathieu has created. The droplet convert the file to ProRes HQ and remove the low frequency used to disable the audio gain.
Jon Fairhurst made an excellent review of various audio devices you can use with the 5D MrkII. While the video are a few weeks old, I just discovered them (shame on me). Fortunately, the timing is perfect since I am looking at a complementary audio solution to my Sennheiser MKE 400… which I plug directly in the 5DMrkII.