Well, I guess it takes two important political events and being surrounded by TV camera operators to feel totally out of the loop. I have a few questions about sound, I guess I never really understood it.
I own a Canon XL2 and I was wondering what sort of cable I need so that I can hook up my camera into the location sound ports. I know my Canon has 3-pin XLR ports in the back (CH 1/3 and CH 2/4) I taped two events just using the onboard mic and it does a decent job but spending the extra money for the new cord (which, if I'm looking at the right cord) isn't that much more.
Also, being a newbie to this all I was borrowing my dad's old tripod with a leakey fluid-head for the shoot. Well, it worked but was afraid for my camera the whole time. I've seen many different posts as to which tripod works the best for the Canon Xl2 and I'm wondering what advice you all have for me? Is it necessary to get the Canon Ta-100 adapter plate for a tripod or is this just for ease of use for quick release?
I have been very impressed with the Canon XL2 and I think I would excel much more in it if I had the basics (i.e.: tripod, cables, mics).
Any other advice or suggestions you all can give me would be great. I'm a new comer and would like to know the basic "stuff" I need to really get started and to "look like I know what I'm doing" LOL well I do...but I don't
Thanks in advance,