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Old December 24th, 2007, 04:28 PM   #1
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I just recieved my ntg-2 for my a1. It functions, but I am at loss as to how to power it with a phantom.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #2
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Hi Nagisa,
On the front of the XLR jack there is a switch at the very top just under the OIS on the lens. That will need to be switched to on. Not sure if you will need to take the battery out or not, i have heard you should to avoid any damage to the mic, yet others say it shouldn't matter. I haven't taken the chance and have only used this mic with a battery.

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Old December 25th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #3
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Nagisa the switch that Bryce is refering to is marked 48v you also have to go into the audio menu and set XLR to on. Hope this helps.

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Old December 25th, 2007, 04:43 AM   #4
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thanks i found it.
also, when i plug my headphones in and listen to the audio, it sounds slightly like an echo. is this of something wrong with the mic, my headphones or something that just happens?
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Old December 26th, 2007, 04:08 AM   #5
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Nagisa, my first question would be "where are you?"

If you're inside (especially if you have plaster walls), then what you're hearing is probably just normal sound reverb coming off the walls. Try briefly taking your camera outside to see if you still hear it.

BTW, with the NTG-2, you have a choice. You can use phantom power using the aforementioned switch, or you can power the NTG-2 using the mic's own internal battery. It doesn't actually need phantom power.

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thanks i found it.
also, when i plug my headphones in and listen to the audio, it sounds slightly like an echo. is this of something wrong with the mic, my headphones or something that just happens?
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Old December 29th, 2007, 01:30 PM   #6
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If you are shooting 24p or 25p, there is some delay while the camera processes the video, hence the "echo". Have not tested XH-A1, but some cameras do this.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 08:19 AM   #7
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FWIW: Not sure about the NTG-2, but some shotgun mics do have somewhat better performance specifications (e.g., lower output impedance, higher SPL before excessive distortion) when using phantom power.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 11:20 AM   #8
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FWIW: Not sure about the NTG-2, but some shotgun mics do have somewhat better performance specifications (e.g., lower output impedance, higher SPL before excessive distortion) when using phantom power.
This is true with the NTG-2. Better sensitivity, sig-to-noise and (I think) frequency response with 48v phantom power. You probably won't notice most of the time.
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