looking for advice on audio settings at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders

Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders
Canon XL2 / XL1S / XL1 and GL2 / XM2 / GL1 / XM1.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 14th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 6
looking for advice on audio settings

I'm doing some photography for a very low budget documentary on forestry workers next weekend, so low budget that there is no sound guy and all audio recording has to be done in camera. I have zero experience with this and am looking for some advice as to how to get the best sound.

We're working with an external mic on a boom that is (unfortunately) not a shotgun mic, It has a variable recording angle of 90 - 180 degrees. There is going to be a lot of dialogue (interviews and such) that occurs outside as well as indoors. Nothing controlled, it will all take place in natural environments (ie - nobody sitting in a quiet room) so I'm anticipating a lot of background noise.

I have a set of good noise eliminating headphones...what volume setting should I have the "phones level" dial set to to most accurately reflect what is being recorded onto tape?

There is a dot on the audio level indicator, It is white when the levels are set to auto, and green when set to manual...what does this dot mean?

On the audio level indicator, where should the levels rise to for a normal speaking voice?

Thanks in advance for any help you guys can give me on this.
Brandon Maughan is offline   Reply
Reply

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

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

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

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

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 > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:23 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network