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Old July 28th, 2006, 11:32 AM   #1
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Weak audio on GL2

I use an AT897 Mic and MA300 on my GL2. With the audio level controls turned up all the way I'm barely peaking at 12 on the Vu meters when I do a nomal voice test standing 3 ft in front of the camera. I removed the MA300 and tested the internal mic and it is only slightly stronger. Before, I would typically have to set the audio level controls at about mid level to stay under 12 on the meter.

I've checked the following:
1- Mic ATT is OFF
2- Battery in AT897 is new

Any suggestions on what might be causing this? I've got a shoot tomorrow and I am hoping to figure this out before then.

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Old July 28th, 2006, 03:52 PM   #2
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One more piece of information. I just tried my wireless mic which I XLR into the MA300. It works perfectly - easily maxes the vu meter on the GL2 channel it is connected to. This is getting weird. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old July 29th, 2006, 02:31 AM   #3
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Just a thought. can you not wobble but move the external mic a little bit. Left,Right,Up,Down
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Old July 29th, 2006, 10:13 AM   #4
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Thanks Nathaniel. I tried that but no luck. I'm off to do some filming. I'll fiddle with this more next week.

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Just a thought. can you not wobble but move the external mic a little bit. Left,Right,Up,Down
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Old July 31st, 2006, 06:37 PM   #5
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Do I understand correctly that this is a change in camocrder behavior?

Note that many wireless mic system have high output level.
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