I haven't bought mine yet but sound is a primary concern. Right now I plan on hooking wireless mics (lavs) to my two on camera people using the Zoom H4N and then feeding that via the XLR connection to my video camera. I am hoping that using this method I will be able to monitor the sound as it is being recorded using a headphone plugged into the Zoom.
Anyone have any experience doing this - will it work? How can I revise this plan so that I am not physically wired via the headset to the Zoom but yet can still monitor the sound....can I simply monitor the sound through my video camera for instance?
I have started to shoot at lot with my 7D. A music video, two commercials and then a short film. My first recommendation is to avoid the stock lens that it comes with. Canon makes a 17-55 thats a 2.8 all the way thorugh, and a 24-70 thats a 2.8 (thats the one I got). The stock glass is just really slow in longer focal lengths and it's nice to have all that light and all that depth.
I would also suggest getting a rig or shoulder mount of some sort. I quickly learned how difficult it was going to be to hand hold a DSLR for extended periods of time. I got one from Red Rock, but there are a bunch out there.
I can't really help anyone on the audio situation. everything i've done has been dual source with a sound guy monitoring. But I think a wireless transmitter / receiver should get the job done.
What lens are you guys currently using with your 7D? I'm actually looking at the Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II lens that just came out. It comes highly suggested for use with video.
I use a Canon 24-70 F2.8L I have been extremely happy with it. I also have a 10-22 3.4-5.6. I mostly use it for the 10mm.