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Old December 16th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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"Tinny" Audio Issue (5DmkII Tascam DR40)

BACKGROUND: Really confused by this. I shoot on a 5dmkII with audio running through a Tascam DR-40. I have an 1/8" running out of the headphone of the DR40, split to my headphones and the camera. I record on the DR40 as a backup when necessary. I edit in Adobe Premiere Pro 6

On this particular shoot I had the recorder running WAV 48k 16-bit Stereo, the stereo being a right channel copy. We were using a Sennheiser MD-46 Handheld mic.

ISSUE: The audio into the camera (one channel) sounds good, but had some static and jumps from the headphone jack being bumped. This is usually when I go to my recorder, but the audio it recorded was "tinny" and distant sounding. Does it make any sense why the DR40 would record worse quality audio than it was putting out through the headphone jack?

I can upload samples if anyone is interested.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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Re: "Tinny" Audio Issue (5DmkII Tascam DR40)

I'm not sure what you mean by "the stereo being a right channel copy."

And it couldn't hurt to hear some samples... hearing is better than guessing.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #3
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Re: "Tinny" Audio Issue (5DmkII Tascam DR40)

check the cable, to me "tinny and distant" usually means something's out of phase...
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Old December 17th, 2012, 12:27 AM   #4
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Re: "Tinny" Audio Issue (5DmkII Tascam DR40)

you probably monitored the builtin mics rather than the external ones. and DWIW the DR-40 is no capable of 12 min sync sound - Tascam DR-40 Recorder Review

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Old December 17th, 2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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Re: "Tinny" Audio Issue (5DmkII Tascam DR40)

"you probably monitored the builtin mics rather than the external ones. and DWIW the DR-40 is no capable of 12 min sync sound - Tascam DR-40 Recorder Review"

steve-

not to hijack the thread but care to recommend a "reasonably" price digital recorder that DOES hold sync?

thanks in advance.

and good luck to the op in solving his audio concerns.

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Old December 17th, 2012, 12:56 PM   #6
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Re: "Tinny" Audio Issue (5DmkII Tascam DR40)

reasonable is a relative word. in order to have a more time stable clock that costs money no too ways about it.

my personal experience is that the tascam DR-680 will hold sync within a 1/2 frame @ 24fps / 12min. the DR-100 might be ok, but I have not tried it.
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