I wanted to test the Canon 5D MKII’s ability to record sound using just the on-camera microphone (a small mono mike in the front of the camera body) so I put it to the test recording a Bluegrass jam session at the County Store in Floyd, Virginia.
The sound, while not studio quality, works OK for a short web video. I recorded the banjo picker, guitar player and fiddler for one song and used that track to lay down the sound for the video and then filmed cutaways for the rest. It also gave me a change to push the camera’s low-light capability. These clips will be part of an updated documentary we are doing on the Country Store and the Fright Night Jamboree.
Shot with the 5DII (tripod mounted) and a 70-200 Canon f2.8 zoom.