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Old October 7th, 2008, 10:15 AM   #1
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Adding additional mic Sennheiser G2

I have a Sennheiser G2 Wireless system (with one mic) hooked to my Canon HV20... works perfect, no problems.

Question... I really want to add a mic for guests on my show. Can I simply add another wireless unit w/ mic and the receiver will just recognize it?

I realize if this does work, all audio will be on the same channel, but I don't think I care... or do I? (again, assuming that what I suggested above even works).

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Old October 7th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #2
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You can only use one transmitter at a time on the same channel. You can get another receiver and transmitter and use it on a separate channel.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 10:34 AM   #3
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I have a Sennheiser G2 Wireless system (with one mic) hooked to my Canon HV20... works perfect, no problems.

Question... I really want to add a mic for guests on my show. Can I simply add another wireless unit w/ mic and the receiver will just recognize it?

I realize if this does work, all audio will be on the same channel, but I don't think I care... or do I? (again, assuming that what I suggested above even works).

Thanks,

Scott
No, sorry, that won't work. You'll have no end of mischief if you try to put two radio mics on the one channel. You'll need a second receiver tuned to the second radio mic on a different frequency. Then you'll need a Y cable to take the outputs from the two receivers and feed them to the two (left and right) channels of the HV30's audio input. Or you could use a Beachtech or a mixer to combine the two signals before feeding them to the camera.

Edward: Sorry - your post hadn't appeared when I replied.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #4
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I figured as much...

Is there another system that will allow multiple mics on one receiver...? I'm just trying to figure out what the cleanest, most cost effective solution would be for multiple mics.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 11:08 AM   #5
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Is there another system that will allow multiple mics on one receiver...? I'm just trying to figure out what the cleanest, most cost effective solution would be.
No radiomic. in the world can have more than one transmitter on a receiver - two mics on the same frequency just fight with each other.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 11:23 AM   #6
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So, just another G2 wireless system is about it... now I have an issue of mounting the two receivers on the camera...

http://sacreativeservices.com/forum_stuff/hv20.png

Do they make brackets to stack them or something?
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Old October 7th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #7
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Dear Scott,

There are systems that put two separate radio receivers in one case so that you can use two separate transmitters.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 02:23 PM   #8
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Such as the Audio Technica 1800 series of wireless - 2 receivers in one case, belt-pack transmitters & plug-on transmitters available.

Seems to me there was a guy selling a couple sets in the DVInfo classifieds a couple days ago...
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Old October 7th, 2008, 03:07 PM   #9
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So, just another G2 wireless system is about it... now I have an issue of mounting the two receivers on the camera...

http://sacreativeservices.com/forum_stuff/hv20.png

Do they make brackets to stack them or something?
Yes

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Old October 7th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #10
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You could also just stick velcro on the back and velcro on your tripod.
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Old October 8th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #11
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I ended up spending another 500.00 on an additional Sennheiser (sigh) Wireless system... as well as this:

Cool-Lux | MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket | MD3000 | B&H Photo

Thanks for the help.

It stinks when my audio equipment is more expensive than the camera :P
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Old October 9th, 2008, 11:16 AM   #12
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I ended up spending another 500.00 on an additional Sennheiser (sigh) Wireless system... as well as this:

Cool-Lux | MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket | MD3000 | B&H Photo

Thanks for the help.

It stinks when my audio equipment is more expensive than the camera :P
Well, then it's time to upgrade the camera! Then the lighting, then the audio gear, then the camera again...
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It stinks when my audio equipment is more expensive than the camera :P
As an audio guy I have to say...

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT??? :-)

Seriously, inferior pictures are always better received than poor sound...
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Old October 9th, 2008, 01:34 PM   #14
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...It stinks when my audio equipment is more expensive than the camera :P
Not when your audio gear (being mature technology) lasts you through several changes of video gear. You might as well buy well, and buy once.
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It stinks when my audio equipment is more expensive than the camera :P
That's actually quite frequently the case. As a consolation audio gear holds its value far better than video gear. A 3 year old camcorder has pretty well lost almost all its value on the resale market. OTOH, if you had bought a Sound Devices recorder for $4250 5 years ago, you could probably sell it used today for about $3750. A Schoeps CMC641 microphone costs about $2000 regardless of whether you're buying new or used (if you can even FIND one used).
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