Hello my friends!
Alright so, I got a Cannon T2i that I need to start getting good audio off of without recording the audio on a separate recording device.
I understand that sadly the Cannon T2i has that damned AGC that you cant turn off. I need a mic setup for a news room (with 1 anchorman) and a dynamic mic for street interviews.
As far as the New's Room mic, I'm thinking about going with the NTG-2 Rode shotgun mic. I've seen/heard some test's and it seems like it will work out very well, for how simplistic the audio will be. The only thing I am worried about is how well it will do with that damned AGC. I did see a video where this guy plugged a mp3 player into the right channel to keep the AGC (audio gain control) at a constant level, but that's ridiculous. Has anybody used a shotgun mic of this caliber on the Cannon T2i or 550D?
For the street interview mic I'm just thinking about getting a dynamic mic. Any Suggestions? Thanks guys!
Check out the Magic Lantern firmware hack that lets you turn off the AGC on the T2i. Of course, I'm sure it voids your warranty and it's not easy to set up, but once I got it working on my camera, it's worked like a charm. I use a Sennheiser G2 wireless, and it sounds very clear and I can monitor with headphones and onscreen level meters.
With the factory firmware, audio from the camera is completely useless, regardless of the mic. It just sounds terrible. Either do the firmware hack or go dual system with a Zoom recorder or similar. As for mic selection, depends on what you're micing.