I hope someone can help me here. I've got a 5Dmkii and the sound when I use the internal mike is about as expected. It is clear of hiss but picks up every noise that the camera or operator makes.
I have a Rode NTG-2 mike. With a fresh AA battery I get a much higher level of hiss, which is something I did not expect because I watched several tests on this particular mike and it was very clean and also very directional. The hiss is very noticeable and it seems to be picking up sound from all directions. I've got a very high quality Mogamy xlr to 1/4 inch jack going into the 5D. I thought perhaps they were somehow incompatible but when I use the mike and cable combo into my Mac I get perfectly clear sound with no hiss. Does anyone have any experience with this setup or any words of wisdom?
Another thing that I find odd is that when I record a movie with the built in mike I can hear it on the 5D speaker when I play it back in the camera but if I mike it then the sound does not come through except when I move the file onto the Computer to play it. No sound on playback from the cam. Is that normal?
Thanks! I hope its not the 5D!