XLR adapter for camera - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 8th, 2017, 12:59 PM   #16
Major Player
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
Posts: 689
Re: XLR adapter for camera

Originally Posted by Dave Fisk View Post
For this type of thing I'm a huge fan of the Sound Devices MixPre-D.
Absolutely. This is really what the MixPre-D is made for. It has a 3.5mm mic level out that's specifically designed to feed into a DSLR's mic level input. You can use the MixPre-D's calibration tone with all it's outputs, including this one, to calibrate your camera's mic level input, then you can completely forget your camera and only look at the meters on the MixPre-D.

Not only are the mic preamps excellent (can't really praise them enough) but the limiters are also excellent. If you setup the MixPre-D properly, it's practically unclipable.

There's a fairly healthy population of these on the used markets; there's deals to be had.
Bruce Watson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2017, 04:46 PM   #17
Inner Circle
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3,321
Re: XLR adapter for camera

I paid a bunch for a used MixPre-D, but it's an incredibly versatile little device, as well as being of highest quality. Haven't regretted the purchase for a moment.

It really does so many things so well... for dSLR sound and other workflows. Great mixer when you're booming, headphone amp, line amp, test tone source, Analog/AES/USB converter, and really transparent limiting.
30 years of pro media production. Vegas user since 1.0. Webcaster since 1997. Freelancer since 2000. College instructor since 2001.
Seth Bloombaum is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:28 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2019 The Digital Video Information Network