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Offline Ryan

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[Video Comparison] Magic Lantern Analog & Digital Gain Test
« on: January 08, 2011, 10:23:17 AM »
Ryan's T2i Tips and Reviews - Magic Lantern Analog vs Digital Test


I know the text and what I say don't match.  The text is wrong.  It was 6:30am when I recorded and edited this.  Plus the beer was kicking in at the editing stage.


« Last Edit: January 30, 2011, 07:26:05 PM by Ryan »
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Re: [Video] Magic Lantern Analog & Digital Gain Test
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 12:09:50 PM »
1:32 spillage hahaha.  That microphone sounds great.  I might order that pretty soon. 

I searched the Magic Lantern firmware and the warning before downloading kind of scared me away.  I mean, I don't have a warranty or anything haha..but this won't corrupt the camera, will it?
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Re: [Video] Magic Lantern Analog & Digital Gain Test
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2011, 06:09:24 PM »
Excellent comparison. Good job with your multiple personality disorder.  ;) I really think that was a significant difference and if I had a use for that kind of mic, I would order it right now.

Keep those comparison videos coming, Ryan.
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Re: [Video] Magic Lantern Analog & Digital Gain Test
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011, 07:28:27 PM »
1:32 spillage hahaha.  That microphone sounds great.  I might order that pretty soon. 

I searched the Magic Lantern firmware and the warning before downloading kind of scared me away.  I mean, I don't have a warranty or anything haha..but this won't corrupt the camera, will it?

Not at all, its very easy to do, if you at least some what computer literate you will have no issues with doing this, I know i didn't just follow the instructions step by step.
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Re: [Video] Magic Lantern Analog & Digital Gain Test
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011, 07:29:21 PM »
Another Great Video Ryan, thanks. Any Testing with the shotgun mic or were you really only testing for the mics that are pretty much close up and wearable (lavalier and camera)
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Re: [Video] Magic Lantern Analog & Digital Gain Test
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2011, 03:22:57 AM »
Absolutly Hilarious! I fell from my Chair whean you appeared with the big Sombrero!
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Re: [Video Comparison] Magic Lantern Analog & Digital Gain Test
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 02:53:15 PM »
Pretty cool lighting effect. Can you tell me how you accomplished it?


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Re: [Video Comparison] Magic Lantern Analog & Digital Gain Test
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 03:02:27 PM »
Pretty cool lighting effect. Can you tell me how you accomplished it?

I got a DIY photo studio in my basement where (from the camera's perspective) the key light is on the right at about head level (4 500w Home Depot tungsten work lamps diffused with a white, semi-translucent shower curtain on a PVC piping frame), a fill light at foot level pointing up (1 300w tungsten work lamp diffused with same thing as key light), a hair light behind the subject to the left a bit (white chinese lantern from Ikea with tungsten filament bulb), and a background light to the right and slightly behind the subject aimed at the background curtain (crappy Ikea desk lamp with tungsten bulb).  The desk lamp that I use for the background sucks.  I need to replace with something brighter.

I used the Blockbuster effect in Magic Bullet Looks to get that particular look.

If you look carefully in my sunglasses, you can see the reflection, which shows the key and fill light.
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Re: [Video Comparison] Magic Lantern Analog & Digital Gain Test
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2011, 11:22:09 PM »
Ryan, this may have been discussed elsewhere...I have the ATR lav mic but when I plug it into my T2i I capture audio in one channel only (R, I think). I understand it's a stereo input - do I need an adapter, or am I supposed to fix this in post?

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Re: [Video Comparison] Magic Lantern Analog & Digital Gain Test
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2011, 06:16:59 AM »
Hey bignoah, in premiere cs5, I unlink the audio and video from the clip, copy the audio and paste it in a new track directly below the original, then use the Audio Effect -> Stereo -> Swap Channel effect on the pasted clip.  This gives me sound on both channels.  Not sure but there could be an easier way of doing it.

Make sure you don't copy and paste until you've finished all your other audio post processing, otherwise you'll be doubling up your work and have to add other effects to 2 audio tracks.
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Re: [Video Comparison] Magic Lantern Analog & Digital Gain Test
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2011, 06:23:40 AM »
Thanks, Ryan...but that sounds like a pain. I'm going to order one of these and see what happens:

Adapters, Connectors > Audio Adapters, Audio Couplers and Audio Connectors > 3.5mm Adapters and Connectors
3.5mm Stereo Male to 3.5mm Mono Female Adapter
Adapt a 3.5mm mono plug to a 3.5mm stereo plug

Use this product to input mono signal from PA system to camera microphone input. This eliminates the need to add another channel of audio during editing. This basically splits the mono signal into a right and left channel (no stereo).

http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=118&sku=40634

Will let you know how it works!

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Re: [Video Comparison] Magic Lantern Analog & Digital Gain Test
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2011, 08:58:58 AM »
Looking forward to hearing how it goes!
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