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February 18th, 2009

Recording Great-Sounding Audio with the Canon EOS 5D MkII
By Kevin Reylek

Canon EOS 5D MkII external mic

Canon EOS 5D MkII with Sennheiser MKE400 external mic

The EOS 5D Mark II, one of the latest offerings from Canon, is the world’s first dSLR camera to offer Full HD video recording capability. But what if you want to capture great sounding audio to accompany your great looking video? The 5D MkII records stunning video clips at a 1080p resolution with a frame rate of 30fps, but the audio is recorded with a tiny built-in mono microphone. Thankfully the camera also includes a stereo 3.5mm microphone input that will enable you to capture much better audio than that offered by the built-in mic. Shooting video on the MkII is very easy. Check out the full 5D MkII review from B&H’s own Allan Weitz for an in-depth look at the camera itself, and additional details on shooting video. With the right external microphone, recording great sound is easy too.

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–Taken from B&H Photo Video website.

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