dustylens over at cinema5D came up with this workaround for the audio recording bug I discovered in the 2.0.3 firmware. For those who didn't see my original post there was no sound being recorded to the cf card when I set the camera to any of the C mode dial settings even though input levels were visible on the the meters in the menu.
The original poster of this workaround now says it doesn't work.....sorry I should have tested it for myself before posting. The bug however is very real.
mods pls sticky
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03-16-2010 03:52 PM
Last edited by squig; 03-17-2010 at 05:45 PM.GAMMA Post-Apocalyptic feature behind the scenes production blog http://gamma-movie.com/behindscenes.php
03-16-2010 05:36 PMGAMMA Post-Apocalyptic feature behind the scenes production blog http://gamma-movie.com/behindscenes.php
03-17-2010 03:54 PM
Just got off the phone with Canon...they said the engineers are aware of the problem and will be releasing an amended version soon with this fix. No idea when of course...but rest assured they're working on it pronto.
Just for giggles I asked the guy if they have had feedback or complaints about not being able to monitor the audio while recording, and the guy I talked to said no. He also doesn't see why that would be a need for anyone. After I finished laughing at his little joke....I soon realized that he was dead serious. I told him that audio monitoring is HUGE as it allows to see if the audio is too low or too high. He said then I should just switch to auto-gain. It reminded me of when I explain this profession to a non-professional, and it dawned on me...
It's like a car manufacturer accidentally making a car that flies and then expecting them to be experts on airplanes. These guys are still camera manufacturers...not video camera engineers. I think the Canon building that makes the EOS cameras is on the other side of the world from the Canon building that makes video cameras. Perhaps they should get totgether more often and save us all from these little glitches and shortcomings, haha.
But I don't want to knock 'em. Canon rocks for bringing us 24p and the other fixes. A big thanks to them for the support!Richard Allen Crook
03-17-2010 06:51 PM
But it's not that surprising. I sort of figured out their photo division wasn't quite sure what it was doing with video when they released a bunch of 7D videos where the guy was using shutter speed to control exposure in all outdoor shots...man that ruined some otherwise nice footy.
03-19-2010 11:01 AM
V 2.0.4. is out so I guess we don't need a sticky here?
06-10-2010 02:10 AM
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2.0.7 is also out...?
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Thanks for posting this info...Just read it now. .......
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What about for the Mark III and MLV? I've asked and get no answers!