1. On September 2, 2010 I drove to NYC to Canon Expo 2010 to view new technology that will help to shape the future of imaging over the next five years. I will be posting a video from the show very shortly.

    After the show Canon DSLR users were invited to get together for a NYC DSLR meetup held at the Lucky X Lanes on 42nd Street. It was great to meet so many filmmakers, videographers and photographers that I have been following online. Shane Hurlbut, ASC and Philip Bloom were just two of the many HDSLR celebrities that bowled the night away.

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  2. Shot with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D.

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  3. Yesterday I did an indoor test comparing automatic gain control and manual audio using the new firmware. Unfortunately, there wasn't any real noise in the room so the test didn't really show too much - though the quality of audio recorded with the manual settings seemed more consistent overall.

    Today, I shot with the 5DMKII outdoors along side route 1. I tested the AGC vs. manual audio using a lapel microphone and a hand held microphone.

    Using the lapel microphone there was very little difference between the two audio recording methods, although wind noise was less noticeable when recording in manual.

    When using the hand held microphone the difference was far more noticeable, with background noise staying to a minimum when recorded manually.

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  4. Visit Cameratown for a full listing of new features found in the new 2.0.3 firmware update.


    In this video I test the new manual audio feature of the updated firmware for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. In this test I compare the audio quality using an Audio-Technica ATM410 voice microphone with AGC ON and again with Manual Audio. I then run the same test using the built-in microphone with AGC on vs. manual.

    I end the video in a rather strange fashion since I didn't realize during the clip that I was done testing. If it matters here is what I would have said.

    "The video has hopefully allowed you to hear the audio quality differences between using the AGC (Automatic Gain Control) of the camera vs. using manual controls. I also recorded the video using the new 23.97 frame rate. It was recorded at 1080p and rendered out at 720 / 24p. This is Ron Risman and thank you for taking the time to watch."

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  5. Sample slides taken with the Glidetrack Shooter SD. Part of the Cameratown review of the Glidetrack Shooter SD.
    The original audio was included so you can hear the sound of the Glidetrack during a slide.

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