09-23-2014 05:33 PM
New at DSLR (but old on DV and film) and noted audio on my Canon EOS 60D isn't great. I got a corded lav mic and tried two different methods; first lav into 60D and then used digital recorder by itself. Obviously digital recorder was excellent but the lav mic plugged into 60D was very low.
I tried shotgun mic and it worked reasonably ok on 60D.
All new to me so any comments welcomed on low audio problem.
09-26-2014 05:21 PM
You probably need to adjust the sound recording level which will raise the audio recording level. To do this, go into the Menu > Sound Recording function. Switch Sound rec. to [Manual] and then press Set. You would select Rec. level and look at the level meter while turning the <Quick Dial> to adjust the sound recording level. You want the level adjusted so that the level meter sometimes lights up to the "12" (-12 dB) mark on the right for loudest sounds.
09-27-2014 07:35 PM
I did try that, but the audio off the 60D is notoriously poor, lots of hiss at any level, pretty much all the DSLR's have not great audio. I used a separate digital recorder which makes a much cleaner audio track,