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Old June 7th, 2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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Beachtek vu meter question

I have a beachtek vu meter for my beacktek dxa-6. My question deals with the levels of power the lights should be at. Is there a general rule of thumb or a link to a chart that would show me what range to keep sound in for different situations? Im suprised it didnt come with one. Thanks for the help.


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Old June 7th, 2003, 05:20 PM   #2
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John, A good rule of thumb when working with audio on a digital camcorder is to keep the levels around 14 on the meters. With analog audio, 0 is the key level, but for digital, around 14 is the way to go.

Can any of our audio experts expand on this a bit more???

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Old June 8th, 2003, 02:41 PM   #3
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So should I let it peak at 12 or keep it in general around 12? Maybe just slightly peaking above 12? Thanks for the advice by the way.


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Old June 8th, 2003, 02:44 PM   #4
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sorry thats 14.




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Old June 9th, 2003, 03:09 AM   #5
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Try keeping levels around 14 peak at 8ish... I wish I could give you a more technical answer... hehe

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