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Old August 12th, 2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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Rode NTG-3 not working and shoot tomorrow, any ideas ?

Hi,

I've come back from a shoot a couple of weeks ago with a working Rode NTG-3 (I use with my Sony EX-1). Today, while trying out the equipment for tomorrow's shoot, I realize the mike is working for a couple of seconds, then it just dies out, with a sound similar to when a piece of audio equipment runs out of batteries.

No wait, I just tried again, it does not work at all now.

Any audio geniuses with clues ?

Thanks a lot that would help cure my growing panic attack.

Francesco.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #2
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Since the NTG-3 uses an external power source (phantom power), I would check that power source.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #3
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Is the EX1 set to send Phantom currently?
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Old August 12th, 2009, 04:20 PM   #4
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Hi both
Oh god. I just checked now and it was in the wrong setting (on the EX-1 the setup is on the camera, it must have just slipped and when you move). All solved, I must just be a little stressed out. This attack (and this post) was really unnecessary. It's good to feel the community support though. Thanks so much,
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Old August 12th, 2009, 05:45 PM   #5
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Hi Francesco, we've all been there, well I have anyway. One time this new director was driving us all crazy and I'd had enough. When he asked what I was going to do about the loud traffic outside, I grumbled, 'put a mic out there and fade it out' He bought it.

Get an early night mate.

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