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Old September 26th, 2008, 11:37 AM   #1
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Some audio troubles with XH A1 and wireless

OK...I am seeming to have some problems with my mic set ups, so let me tell you what I have.

Canon XH A1 with an ME66 shotgun mic, that I run to Channel 1 and I run the battery off the camera, so I have the +48V selected to on. No problems whatesoever with the sound coming through the headphones while recording.

My Wireless set up is the Sennheiser EW100 G2 and I have that running to channel 2, but on it's own battery power.

I have the Ch1 / Ch1Ch2 set to Ch1. I get the audio showing on the camera and the wireless set, but I can't hear it through my headphones.

Now, we went out last weekend and filmed and it was real staticky...I thought my buddies headphones were blown....noticed a low battery on the transmitter you wear, so I changed them at work here, and tried it out....worked like a charm, so I guess low batteries are not good!
So, I thought everything was fixed. Took it out last night to do some filming and I couldn't hear myself talking again through the headphones of the wireless.....

Anyone know what my problem is?????
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Old September 26th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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You should be able to hear both channels. I assume you're getting a good level from the wireless? If so, maybe there's a problem with the headphones jack. I'd say first thing would be to switch channels, ie., put the wireless into Ch 1 and shotgun into Ch 2 (being careful to turn off the +48v on the wireless channel first). If you hear the wireless but not the shotgun, then that would imply something wrong with the headphone connector. Or, try another set of headphones.

As far as the low batteries, yes, low batteries in the transmitter will cause static type problems. On my G2, the batteries typically last all day.
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Old September 26th, 2008, 01:34 PM   #3
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I will try that and see if something clicks, but I still don't understand why it worked here at work, then took it out into the field and I had the problems.

It is not the headphones.

I will try switching the channels for the two and see if that works.
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Old September 26th, 2008, 03:52 PM   #4
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Have you inadvertently lowered the headphone volume to a point where you can't hear anything? Sometimes this happens to me if I'm handheld & have the rear of the camera body braced against my stomach. It can accidentally go up or down. Just a thought.
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Old September 26th, 2008, 03:56 PM   #5
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If it's an intermittent issue, I'd vote for a bad connector.
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Old September 26th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #6
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Just check you haven't accidentally moved the Mute switch on the transmitter.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 03:05 PM   #7
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Honestly, I switched the two to different channels and it worked for some od reason! But I do have a problem...it cracks real bad...my microphone wire from my transmitter is somehow damaged and when you bump it...it cracks real bad. I wonder where I can get a new one of those and how much it costs....good grief!
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