05-17-2020 10:01 PM
Hello. I just upgraded my 10 year old Camcorder Vixia HF M30 to an EOS M50.
I was wondering if the Mic input on the EOS M50 was a stereo line level input.
Searching google and forums gives no information on the (1/8") (3.5mm) jack information.
I want to output my audio, such as guitar and backing tracks directly into the camera for perfect syc.
there is nothing worse then guitar shreding that does not sync perfectly with the video.
I understand I can record my audio and add it in the video editor, which I do.
However, I want to input my (Focusrite Saffire Pro 14) output into the EOS M50 mic input, if it is able.
I also use a mixer sometimes for live video.
Thanks for any input, it's appreciated.
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05-17-2020 10:34 PM
It has built-in stereo mic, so I would assume the microphone input is stereo, too. If you have the stereo mic, try it, worse that will happen is that you will only get one channel.
05-17-2020 11:10 PM
I don't have stereo mic to try. I only have XLR mics. besides the ones for gaming headsets.
But mainly just wondering if a line level output from a preamp will damage the camera.
05-17-2020 11:59 PM
If you are creating videos, are you not using video editing software? Add the audio in post.
Add a slate prior to the shot. What's that? This is what the key grip gaffer does. He stands in front of the camera with a chalkboard, says something and loudly claps it together. That loud clap is used to sync audio and video in post production.
05-18-2020 10:08 AM
Just confirming for anyone interested... The input is stereo.
05-19-2020 02:44 PM
Thank you all for the replies, I have decided not to go this route. as it will more then likely damage the camerea.
I do use Vegas Movie Studio Platinum, but wanted to sync the audio perfectly all in one direct shot.
Another way to get a peferfect synced music video is go ahead and recored the audio with mic, and a setperate direct method. then you can sync it with the cameras audio, then delete the unused audio.
Ultimately using a PC and an HDMI capture, and a direct audio source.
I was hpoing for a simple small solution.
Will probably need a much more expensive camerea for this.
02-04-2021 12:50 PM - edited 02-04-2021 12:51 PM
I have tested the stereo left and right and i can confirm that you are wrong!
Canon M50 has no left and right independent recording (stereo), it just mixes togheder any of the tracks (L+R) you feed in it via the jack input.
I bought a M50 camera after your statment regarding the stereo input.
So I bought a usless camera for my needs.
In the fututre please make sure you know what you are talking about before posting.
Many people rely on responses on this forum.
02-04-2021 04:09 PM - edited 02-04-2021 04:11 PM
Where in my comment did you see anything regarding the internal micophone?
3 comments up:
Just confirming for anyone interested... The input is stereo."
In your point of view internal microphone = input?
Did you even bother to read the topic of this discussion?