The first weekend I used a Zoom H4 box to record the sound.
It was alright although no chance I would have been able to film on my own. Luckily I had the help of Emma. The Zoom H4 box records the sound separately onto an SD card as either a WAVE or mp3 file.
The sound had to sync up as video and audio were recorded onto separate devices…like in the ye olde days of film!
The second weekend I used a customized Glensound Box that recorded sound straight onto the Canon 5D
The files imported into FCP fine, although I had to obviously change the settings of the project so that I didn’t have to render the timeline every time I put a clip down.
If you have the same problem, don’t forget to create a new sequence once you have changed the FCP project settings otherwise the new settings won’t be applied to the new sequence.
If you haven’t guessed already, that was something I found myself literally tearing my hair out at! Luckily I’m a lady and I have long hair so I can fashion a nice comb over for the time being.
I’m totally hooked on the new Canon 5D MK2! This is the first sequence that I produced having used it:
(Please note, the lovely BBC YouTube peeps seemed to have uploaded a wrong aspect version and it’s been compressed, obviously)
Next Week: Short Film research… I want to make a short film at the start of this year so I’m starting the pre production for it soon