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Old December 9th, 2003, 11:08 AM   #1
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DV852 & Shotgun Mic?

I'm seriously think, about to pick up the phone and call B&H, and order a 852 for $569. Question:

How can I hook up both an XLR shotgun and XLR lav to this camera while shooting a scene, and manually control the mic levels.

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Old December 9th, 2003, 11:57 AM   #2
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Mic input is stereo minijack only. You'll need an XLR adaptor and probably a phantom power supplier for most shotgun mics.
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Old December 9th, 2003, 03:11 PM   #3
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Re: DV852 & Shotgun Mic?

<<<-- Originally posted by Dan Brown : I'm seriously think, about to pick up the phone and call B&H, and order a 852 for $569. Question:

How can I hook up both an XLR shotgun and XLR lav to this camera while shooting a scene, and manually control the mic levels.
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That's an easy one. You have two choices: get a converter (passive or active) or get a mini-plug to XLR converter.

If the mic you plan to buy (model?) is dynamic or self-powered you can go direct with the cable adapter. If it's phantom powered you will need some power supply, that will go between mic and camera.

For the cable adapter you have two choices: a mono cable or a stereo cable. In fact you should get two cables: one mono and one stereo. This is important: if you are using just one mic use a mono cable that sends the same signal to both channels. That is the miniplug is still stereo but the same mic signal goes to both channels.

For more than this information you should go to the audio Forum.


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Old December 9th, 2003, 05:57 PM   #4
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Dan, that B&H price is a real steal---and one heck of a 1-chip Pana cam.

For XLR adaptors, you have a few good choices. Beachtek makes one with phantom power.
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