Videomic on HD2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > The Archives > (MPG4) Sanyo Xacti (all models)

(MPG4) Sanyo Xacti (all models)
A compact 720p MPEG4 digital media camera recording to SD Card.


 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 23rd, 2007, 10:48 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London, England
Posts: 25
Videomic on HD2

I have bought an HD2 and recently got a videomic to go with it. however, in my recent tests I seem to get very quiet audio compared to the onboard mic. I can also hear a hissing which gets really bad when I turn up the volume. When I use the mic. on my pc there is no hissing but sounds over 1m away tend to be rather quiet.
The settings I have on the camera that I have tied are external mic vloume 4 or 5.
Other than the stated problems the audio is definitely better and there is no camera noise, which is great.
Any help in the next day or so would be really appreciated as I need it working properly for a project coming up. Thanks.
Toby
Toby Creamer is offline  
Old July 23rd, 2007, 07:40 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Boston MA
Posts: 167
This thread may be helpful:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=72832

I was never able to make an external microphone work with my HD1.
Pedanes Bol is offline  
Old July 23rd, 2007, 09:13 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: grand rapids michigan usa
Posts: 54
I use a videomic on my HD1A.

You really cannot use the Sanyo Ext Mic Volume setting any higher than 2 or you get lots of noise. I use 2 for all interviews/dialog, and 1 for all loud stuff.

Make sure the attenuators are not activated inside the videomic and get really close to your subject. Works great. (I think, I'm no audio buff)

I need to turn the audio track up on dialog in final cut, and lower the dialog of loud sounds (engines, and so on).

Here is a little clip with some dialog, shot using HD1a and Videomic. (h264/mov/12meg)

http://www.mattjohnstonrally.com/matt/FabThatCar.mov
__________________
www.mattjohnstonrally.com
Matthew Johnston is offline  
Old July 24th, 2007, 11:49 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London, England
Posts: 25
Thanks, I tried lowering the input volume but I still got a slight hiss and the sound was way too low. i might try changing the battery.
Toby Creamer is offline  
 

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 > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > The Archives > (MPG4) Sanyo Xacti (all models)

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:24 AM.


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