Hello, I'm hoping you can help me figure this out when using a powered shotgun mic (Rode NTG-2) I've tested the mic using the same connections and the mic works fine I've also tried this on multiple 5d mkii's with the same results. Basically when in the manual audio menu I can see the meters jump as the should when the mic connected. When I playback video shot Whitt the mic attached all I hear is static. Is the a menu item I'm missing or something I'm doing wrong?
Sorry if this is a double post I submitted a post earlier bit then didn't see it in the forum.
There is a good chance that your mic is unbalanced and needs a device that plugs inline called a transformer. This is quite common. Some mics have balanced outputs such as the sennheiser me-66, but some will require the transformer. They are less than $10 and most dj/music stores carry them.