I heard all these nightmare stories of the internal mic and the AGC on the 7D, but I am not hearing terrible audio coming out of my T2i.
So far the Rode Videomic seems like a pretty good microphone for use with the T2i camera. In this video I am only sitting about 3 feet from the microphone.
It sounds slightly ‘nasally’ which mostly likely means it has a hump in the frequency response at around 800Hz and some of the highs over 5kHz are dropping off a little too fast. But I have not looked at the frequency response as it compares to really flat microphones. I will look at this later. (I was an audio engineer for 15 years)
It also appears that this mic makes the AGC automatic gain control on the camera worse for picking up noises compared to the internal mic (at least in this video).
Two questions I have now are, how do I mount this thing to a microphone stand if I want to remote it close to the talent and what type of carry case do I need to not mess up the shock mount? Suggestions?