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Old 01-11-2017, 06:11 PM   #16
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I'd recommend a Nikon D camera, but I have the D3400 and it works well.
According to the provided specs, the camera doesn't have an external Mic jack. How do you get around that if you want a shotgun Mic hooked up to it?
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I haven't had that issue. My production partner shoots with the 5D
and I have shot second unit and even side-by-side second camera
with my Nikon 5500.
That's very interesting. For me the difference was stark enough that I decided I shouldn't do it.

Maybe I was being too particular. It's possible.
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According to the provided specs, the camera doesn't have an external Mic jack. How do you get around that if you want a shotgun Mic hooked up to it?
Do you normally hook up your shotgun mic to your canon? Do you also use magic lantern on your canon?
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Do you normally hook up your shotgun mic to your canon? Do you also use magic lantern on your canon?
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I have a Rode video shotgun mic as well as a Rode full-size shotgun mic with a Tascom recorder. The more mics on set, the more choices of audio for the best.sound. I have Magic Lantern. But, I haven't used it yet.
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I have a Rode video shotgun mic as well as a Rode full-size shotgun mic with a Tascom recorder. The more mics on set, the more choices of audio for the best.sound. I have Magic Lantern. But, I haven't used it yet.
I use magic lantern. If you shut off your Auto Gain Control and turn down the digital gain to zero, and lower your analog gain control to about 10dB, you can have another source of usable backup audio.

If I were you I'd take your canon to the store and do some sort of test shot at the store, and if you find no difference between the footage, then that makes the Nikon an option to.
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That most likely won't work out for me. The times I have to go to the store, they are usually very crowded and too many people what the sales associates attention.

The way my audio is setup now, works for me. I see no reason to change it. I am considering a newer Tascom recorder that has multiple audio tracks for several devices. But, I am getting ahead of myself with that. It's not even on this year's budget.

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Well, I went to an electronics store, people in the States are familiar with Best Buy. I like what I see with the Nikon D7200. It has similarities to my Canon 60D. I found the display model easy to handle and it doesn't require much of a learning curve.

I will put it on my wish list for now. I am in more urgent need of a new laptop. I just realized my Sony Viao VGN-AR830E isn't five years old. It's actually nine years old this year. And, it's too slow and under powered for modern software. Fortunately, my Windows 8 desktop is holding me over for now. It can handle modern software for video editing and Blu-ray and DVD authoring. And, my desktop is now four years old. So, I have to prepare for the new few years ahead.
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I like what I see with the Nikon D7200. It has similarities to my Canon 60D.
I'm not sure why you'd spend money on what's basically the same camera. Save the money for an upgrade that you actually need or for gear like lights which you probably need, instead of picking up this camera and side stepping.
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I'm not sure why you'd spend money on what's basically the same camera. Save the money for an upgrade that you actually need or for gear like lights which you probably need, instead of picking up this camera and side stepping.
Agreed! As stated in my previous post, getting a replacement for a nine year old laptop is a greater priority at this time.
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