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Old October 22nd, 2008, 12:41 AM   #1
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Sony ECM-NV1 mic SPL maximum?

anyone had experience using this mic in high sound level situations? Does it break up?
This mic is commonly supplied with the PD-170 camera.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 03:02 AM   #2
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the first time I used my pd170 with the ECM-NV1 mic in a loud environment I did experience clipping. I switched to an audio technica AT-897, and haven't had a problem since. I work as a crew chief on a top fuel blown injected motorcycle that makes 1100 horsepower, and lotsa noise. I stand within 5 feet of the bike with the camera when it launches. we use the audio and video for technical data. A helpful tip has been to run the mic into both channels, and set them at different volumes, to lessen the chances of the camera itself clipping.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 04:34 PM   #3
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woa...that would be loud. My situation is not nearly that bad. I need to overcome shouting crowds at live events.
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