thanks for the hint. Is it also possible to adjust the Mic input level with the Audio Pro module? Or do you know another way to adjust die input level without using the menu? You know for documentaries it is essential to adjust the audio level quickly without stopping filming. All my other cameras had small wheels to adjust the input level.
I think if you want variable gain then you should attach a small mixer like a Sound devices mix pre. I think the camera input should remain constant and then you can adjust how much more you want at the mixer level.
I agree that it's nice to be able to adjust a small wheel, but as you know, cranking that up too much can add noise and other problems.
I think it's best to have a dedicated audio professional responsible for sound recording, but those times when you are on your own, in those point and shoot situations, you have to get the best sound you can.