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Old October 12th, 2005, 10:32 PM   #1
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XL-2 Output 4 audio channels on firewire???

I want to shoot a project using all 4 audio channels on my XL-2 and output to a DVD recorder (in real time) via the firewire connection. However I am under the impression that only audio channels 1 & 2 will be output using this type of connection. Does anybody know if there is a way to get the mixed output of channels 1 & 3 and 2 & 4 on this type of connection?

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Old October 12th, 2005, 11:25 PM   #2
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I want to shoot a project using all 4 audio channels on my XL-2 and output to a DVD recorder (in real time) via the firewire connection. However I am under the impression that only audio channels 1 & 2 will be output using this type of connection. Does anybody know if there is a way to get the mixed output of channels 1 & 3 and 2 & 4 on this type of connection?

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All 4 channels will come out the firewire pipe, but the other end has to know what to do with it. Some NLE's can capture all 4, some require a second pass, and some can't get the other two at all. I'm not sure how the dedicated DVD recorder will handle it but I suspect it's looking for 2 channel audio and won't respond like you want it to.

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Old October 13th, 2005, 06:10 AM   #3
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i just checked my Sony DVD recorder and it has a setting for DV Audio In that can bet set to Stereo 1, Stereo 2 or Mix which sounds like it may be able to handle 4 channels.

I dont have time to test this right now but this would be really good news

when i get to test this i will post a followup
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Old October 15th, 2005, 09:35 PM   #4
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Michael,

Thanks for the tip. My Panasonic has the same options in the setup menu. It dosn't look like we have to option to vary the amount of mix on audio 1 and audio 2 with DV output like we can with analog output when playing back a recorded tape from the camera. However if I can get the mix set correctly when recording it should work fine.

I need to test to see if I record the DV output to the computer and then connect the computer to output to the DVD recorder if I can get the mixed audio.

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