04-28-2017 01:56 PM - edited 04-28-2017 01:57 PM
Since you have the Ninja Atomos you could have checked what Canon devices arfe compatible with it befor you purchased.
Yup...but didn't know that I need to use the Ninja until after buying the camera.
04-28-2017 02:18 PM
I am seeing quite a few posts from guys who are basically using their cameras primarily as camcorders. Wouldn't it be more cost effective to simply buy a camcorder?
t may be but if Canon is going to offer video capabilities in their DSLR then the customer should expect to have a level of basic video capabilities. In my humble opinion, not passing audio through HDMI is a basic feature that even my cell phone has. I can live with the 30 minute limitation if I could do the work around with the Ninja.
04-30-2017 12:50 PM
Something to consider...
The main purpose of the camera is "imaging". At a lower tier of video users (short home video clips) a user might be happy to capture video with sound via the camera's built-in microphone. But for serious videographers, the built-in microphone doesn't provide the audio quality they want -- so they're using external audio anyway.
If you'd rather use the HDMI out for the video and record on an external device, why not go the whole way and use external audio recording on an external device. The internal audio capabilities of a DSLR isn't really any DLSRs strongest feature.
04-30-2017 02:29 PM
06-13-2018 07:43 PM
Hello Goswick, I realize this is an old post and you already solved the problem by using a wireless mic, but I just wanted to add something. I was the same, not realizing that there wasn't audio out through the hdmi with the Canon 80D. I just got the Ninja Flame today and had the same issues as you, no audio. But I did find a video over on Vimeo that helped me out. If you plug a 3.5 mm audio cable into the Headphone jack (not the mic jack) of the 80d, and then plug the other end into the Mic/Line of the Ninja Flame, it will give you audio that way.
I did try to plug a Rode Videomic Go directly to the Ninja, but still couldn't get any audio. That has me puzzled as I'd like a better mic to use.
Take care now and sorry for resurrecting an old post.
06-14-2018 01:10 PM
"it ain't the camera that makes the quality of the video - it is the person behind it."
To a point, this is true. But a great videographer will do better with great video gear.