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Old January 22nd, 2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Need Way to Add more XLR channels to a Prosumer Camera?

Is there a way to Add a 3rd XLR audio source to a prosumer camera ( EX1, XHA1, HVX)... All these cameras have 2 channel XLR, but lets say I want to add 2 Wireless lavs and still use an on camera boom. Is there a simple cable that can combine 2 channels into one ? ( both Lavs signals combined into same channel?)

I realize that this is not ideal. I realize ideally you would have a guy with a mixer, but I have been using a XL2 which has 4 channels and i want that ability on my other cameras...
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 12:03 AM   #2
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Using a Y cable to combine 2 mics seems like a bad idea. I would look for a dual mic lav set-up that gives you one output or I'm sure there is some kind of mini camera mounted mixer you could get.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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I think you answered your own question. You want/need a mixer. ENG-44 or SD 302 (3 channel) or SD442 (4 channel)... pretty much your best choices at this point in time. I am sure other adherents to various mixers I did not name will chime in and make their case for their favorites.. Those are my recommendations for you to choose from.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 09:35 AM   #4
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If you end up using a mixer you will want to be careful how you combine different mics to the same audio track. Mixing the 2 lavs to one track and the boom to the 2nd track would be my initial preference if the boom is being used all the time.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 01:14 PM   #5
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You really want a mixer for this, but to tell you the truth, mixing three down to two is almost always a bad idea. One option might be a dual receiver that will let you mix both wireless down to one channel right in the receiver. The AT1800 will do this.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 09:35 AM   #6
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Old January 27th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #7
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FYI, there's an SD-302 for sale...

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/private-c...eld-mixer.html
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