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Sescom DSLR-AGCY AGC-Disable Y-Splitter Cable

B&H # SEDSLRAGCY Mfr # DSLR-AGCY
You Pay: $26.95
Product Highlights
  • For Canon 7D and Canon T2i
  • 3.5mm TRS Mini Male Single End
  • 3.5mm TRS Mini Male & Female Ends
  • 12" (304.8mm) Long

The Sescom DSLR-AGCY AGC-Disable Y-Splitter Cable is designed specifically for use with the Canon 7D and Canon T2i DSLR cameras. More than just a Y cable, the DSLR-AGCY is used to "trick" the 7D and T2i into continuously disabling its AGC (Audio Gain Control) function and allow for an uninterrupted microphone signal. The split end of the cable features a 3.5mm mini male connection, used to send a tone (downloaded from Sescom's website) from an iPod or other audio playback device. The 3.5mm mini female end is used to connect a microphone.

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SescomDSLR-AGCY AGC-Disable Y-Splitter Cable
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Home studio (4)
    • Performances (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works Like a Charm

    This is a great alternative to using the cameras external microphone versus using a separate recording device. In order to use properly, you need the following:

    * External microphone
    *...Read complete review

    This is a great alternative to using the cameras external microphone versus using a separate recording device. In order to use properly, you need the following:

    * External microphone
    * MP3 player with 19 kHz tone (1-hour)

    You should have a program to do a channel fill, I use Adobe CS5 Premier Pro. Highly recommend you Google or YouTube in order to kill the AGC.

    Great solution, hope MagicLantern figures out how to hack the 7D eventually. Will make editing much faster and easier.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as easy to use as you might think

    I have used this cable around 10 times so far and it has only worked about half the time. I would set it up, make sure it worked then go to the field for...Read complete review

    I have used this cable around 10 times so far and it has only worked about half the time. I would set it up, make sure it worked then go to the field for a shoot. After a couple shots I would check to make sure I was getting audio and I wouldn't be. I would check everything several times, its not a complicated set up and I couldn't figure out why it only works half the time. Many times I just plug the mic straight to the camera and fix any hiss with audio filters in post.

    The couple of times it did work, it worked perfectly but the lack of consistency is extremely annoying.

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    5.0

    Used with Canon 60D cameras

    By BreakthruVideo

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Studio

      Comments about Sescom DSLR-AGCY AGC-Disable Y-Splitter Cable:

      We use (and have used) it video/audio capture with H4N & Canon 60D cameras. Works great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Does exactly as advertised

      By Matt

      from Lambertville, NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Sescom DSLR-AGCY AGC-Disable Y-Splitter Cable:

        My company decided to try this splitter in attempts to get better raw audio from the Canon 7d. Although this is no substitute for a professional external audio recorder or a video camera with high quality audio capabilities, it will allow you to capture a much better scratch track or backup audio track.

        This cable is a must have for anyone looking to increase the 7d's audio capabilities.

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        4.0

        Worked as described

        By Packman

        from Kansas City

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sescom DSLR-AGCY AGC-Disable Y-Splitter Cable:

              The splitter worked to disable the AGC. Just kind of a hassle to plug an mp3 player into your camera every time you want to record something.

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              3.0

              still need the mp3 and sound noise

              By detes

              from new york city

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sescom DSLR-AGCY AGC-Disable Y-Splitter Cable:

                im sure it works and its acheap fix for agc disable. i couldnt figure how to get the noise downloaded. im not sure its worth the headache. its not as easy as they make it sound.

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                4.0

                Perfect

                By Sam

                from Vancouver, WA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Works perfectly

                Cons

                • Exspensive

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sescom DSLR-AGCY AGC-Disable Y-Splitter Cable:

                  This cable is a must for those who own a Canon 7D or a Canon T2i. It allows you to use an external microphone with your camera. Also, without the cable, the audio is unbearable.Extra ítems you will need:1. 19kHz tone (one hour long), located at bottom of post from Learningdslrvideo.com. Follow link here: http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/adapter-disable-canon-dslr-agc-rode-videomic/Mp3 player, doesn't need to be an iPod, although that is what I use.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent way to adjust AGC

                  By David Elder Photo

                  from Sunnyvale, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Sescom DSLR-AGCY AGC-Disable Y-Splitter Cable:

                    Durable cables with gold plated ends. Labeled for easy installation and use. I highly recommend the setup to bring the Canon T2i recoding to a appropriate level which is then easily used in Final Cut.

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                    5.0

                    Great!

                    By Leo

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Bulky/Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Documentary
                    • Videography
                    • Video Production

                    Comments about Sescom DSLR-AGCY AGC-Disable Y-Splitter Cable:

                    This is great! This is probably the cheapest way to improve the sound quality of your DSLR. The cable is kind of awkward to use, I have to loop it around my rode videomic.

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                    5.0

                    Works Like a Charm

                    By MightyTiki

                    from Central PA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Sescom DSLR-AGCY AGC-Disable Y-Splitter Cable:

                    This is a great alternative to using the cameras external microphone versus using a separate recording device. In order to use properly, you need the following:

                    * External microphone
                    * MP3 player with 19 kHz tone (1-hour)

                    You should have a program to do a channel fill, I use Adobe CS5 Premier Pro. Highly recommend you Google or YouTube in order to kill the AGC.

                    Great solution, hope MagicLantern figures out how to hack the 7D eventually. Will make editing much faster and easier.

                    Share this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Not as easy to use as you might think

                    By Brock

                    from Auburn, AL

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact

                    Cons

                    • Limited Functions
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Sescom DSLR-AGCY AGC-Disable Y-Splitter Cable:

                    I have used this cable around 10 times so far and it has only worked about half the time. I would set it up, make sure it worked then go to the field for a shoot. After a couple shots I would check to make sure I was getting audio and I wouldn't be. I would check everything several times, its not a complicated set up and I couldn't figure out why it only works half the time. Many times I just plug the mic straight to the camera and fix any hiss with audio filters in post.

                    The couple of times it did work, it worked perfectly but the lack of consistency is extremely annoying.

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                    5.0

                    Amazing results

                    By Red Egg

                    from Lake Tahoe

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Sescom DSLR-AGCY AGC-Disable Y-Splitter Cable:

                      Everyone should own this cable. Completely shuts down AGC on Canon 7D.

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