Since the EOS 70D is a digital SLR and not a camcorder, the sound recording options are different than what you might be used to. Prior to the start of recording, the EOS 70D must be set to manual sound recording before you start the video recording. This is the way to control audio whilst recording footage.
Mike, I went to their site but is says that the 70D is still "In Progress".
despite reading that I had a look around but, to be honest, I went to "Downloads" and was completely confused! There seems to be no way of finding ANY specific Camera listed there let alone the 70D.
Could you please advise where I am going wrong?
I was advised to contact Canon in Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org so I did so.
I asked, "Why does Canon not include the much needed feature of being able to control the audio levels while recording video on the Canon EOS 70D?"
Betharold Sy replied and completely ignored my question and informed me which page in the manual to find the audio control information.
We are still exchanging emails but without any progress at all.
I completely agree that the 70D needs the ability to adjust audio levels while recording. I realize that Canon assumes most people who are using the camera for video will be recording audio separately, but that isn't a reason to simply leave this option out because there are times we'd shoot audio straight to the camera (I do a lot of wedding videos and often send audio straight to the camera or at least use the camera's audio record as a backup).
I would assume a software update could give us this ability. If this camera is meant to be more for video, as Canon's marketing has indicated, this seems like an oversight that would be a big positive to the camera if they added it.
I would also add that passing audio out the HDMI port or audio out jack is also imperative for video recording, as I also use this for event recording and need to monitor the audio constantly. I am patiently waiting for Magic Lantern to add the 70D to their list of supported models, as this would greatly help in this respect. Canon needs to address this very important issue and could easily add this in a software update.
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