If you’re shooting with a Canon T2i (550D) and want to record decent audio directly in the camera you now have a choice to make.
Here are some options:
- You can buy a JuicedLink DT454 for $419
- You can buy a BeachTek DXA-SLR for $399
- You can donate $25 to Tramm Hudson to support Magic Lantern development
Tramm isn’t asking for your $25. He’s not asking for any money. But it seems to me that it’s worth $25 to move this effort forward.
Isn’t having decent sound on a T2i worth as much as a cheap dinner out for two?
He’s already got a good start as you can see on the Wiki.
I don’t recommend installing the pre-alpha code unless you’re highly technical and extremely bored. Funny how those two things seem to go together a lot.
But I do recommend taking the step to make a donation to Tramm. I don’t know him personally but I do know that there are few things more encouraging than someone sending cash to tell you they appreciate your efforts.
Here’s how to do it.
Click here to go to the 5D Magic Lantern wiki, scroll to the bottom and click on the PayPal link.
I sent my donation because I know how much time and effort goes into building and supporting a product. I appreciate Tramm’s efforts and look forward to enjoying the results.
I prefer using a separate audio recorder but there are times when it would be great to just plug in a small shotgun mic mounted on the camera and start shooting.