Hi. I'm a newbie in this area, and I seem to be having a problem with sound, and while it's probably obvious to you guys, I've not a clue where I'm going wrong.
I have two Canon 5D's and a Panasonic MDC-1. I've used the microphones on the hotshoe directly plugged into the mic socket, and that seems fine. However, I got adventurous and wanted to use mikes off camera.
I've tried two things, and each is worse than the other.
First, I just used an extension lead for the audio cable and mounted the mike on a boom. Result, so much background hum, that the voices were inaudible.
Secondly, I bought a wireless mike setup, and this is even worse. What appears to be mains hum drowns out the voices altogether.
I'm assuming it's something dumb to do with cable lengths, or impedence, or something, but like I say, I'm a complete novice at this.
Thanks in advance.