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Old August 8th, 2008, 08:13 PM   #1
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I have a possible job using the Red on Monday. Has anybody connected to this camera before? The SoundDevices Web site -- http://www.sounddevices.com/notes/cameras/red-one/ -- seems to say I need to set the attenuation on my SD302 mixer to -10. Is that correct? I don't doubt SD's advice, I just want to make sure I'm interpreting this correctly. If using the Red supplied adapter cables, which apparently have resisters built into them, what do I need to set the attenuation at? I'm really sweating this. This camera is getting quite a reputation as an audio nightmare.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 08:43 PM   #2
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I have a possible job using the Red on Monday. Has anybody connected to this camera before? The SoundDevices Web site -- http://www.sounddevices.com/notes/cameras/red-one/ -- seems to say I need to set the attenuation on my SD302 mixer to -10. Is that correct? ...
It looks like they want you to keep the 302 at the default settings...

"302: XLR output: set attenuation to 0 dB (default)"

And then the supplied cables with the RED will pad the signal down to -10...

"The Red Camera is supplied with short XLR-to-TA3 adapter cables. These cables have resistors built-in to change impedance and reduce signal level. When used without these cables, the Red inputs can be characterized as -10″ level (full scale on the meter = +8.2 dBu) with 600 ohm input impedance."
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Old August 8th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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"302: XLR output: set attenuation to 0 dB (default)"

That's with the attenuator adapter cable they recommend you build. It is not compatible with SD mixers.
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