Hello Photo.net community! I have a question regarding the Canon 5D Mark III and filming! I noticed that by default, the Canon 5D Mark III doesn't record the best audio. I'm definitely in need of a professional microphone. Here's an example of how a high quality video can be ruined by bad audio: http://seroptics.com/illuminations/2012/09/latin-mass-society-promo/ Above is a show I produced and everything seemed great! I thought it was my headphones that was bad. I listened to it on an external device and the audio is even worst! The background noise is just so bad. I do video as a hobby. This means that I'm not quite in a rush to purchase any professional-grade microphone or filming equipment. But I do want to be aware of the equipment out there. 1) My question is, is it better to purchase a stand-alone equipment or one that fits with the Canon 5D Mark III DLSR? For example, should I buy a separate microphone system? Or use one that connects to the jack of the 5D3? Does the sound quality of analog (5D3) sound worst than that is of digital quality? Currently looking at the Rode Videomic. 2) What do you guys think of the System Zero Follow Focus X1L for the 5D3? Its $500 and it seems it allows you to autofocus in video. 3) Lighting equipment? Is the mounted or lighting stand better? Any recommendations?