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Old May 31st, 2009, 10:13 PM   #16
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Can't get Wireless Mic to work on FX1

Ok, I followed the tutorial to the letter with a sensitivity of -10.

Within the Sony menu, I go to Men>audio mix>push sel/push exec.scroll down to mix/line in sel/push exec.yellow "ext mic is highlighted yellow, then I push sel/push exec one last time, then switch right side power switch to camera.

I plug in my Sony MDR 7506 headphones to the Mic/line port on the FX1 lower right.

Just prior to plugging in the Sennheiser EW100 G2 jack into the Mic/Line input, I sure hear the onboard Sony mics coming through loud and clear. As soon as the wireless transmitter jack is plugging into the mic/line jack, the headphones go silent.

Now when I take the Sennhesier lavalier mic and put it right up to my mouth and talk loud, the levels on the lower right of the fold outviewfinder show the L channel as going up about 1/4th of the total. I can barely hear anything in the headphones. If I turn the audio level knurled wheel on the camera back to 10 on manual setting I can hear it a little better, but there is hissing static in the headphones, and now the L channel sound meter will go halfway halfway on the scale.

I do have the volume all the way up on the FX1 button under the fold out monitor.

Ok, considering the mic will not be right at ones mouth, what do I need to do to get some volume out of all this? Shall I try a -20 on sensitivity? I want to use this in noisy backgrounds for interviews.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 10:16 PM   #17
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Level -24 on AF out on the transmitter with -20 db on the receiver does not change anything as an update.
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