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Old August 23rd, 2003, 08:34 PM   #1
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Line Level on XLR

I don't own a DVX100 but may have to connect a MM-1 Mixer to it.

The DVX spec says for the XLR line level : LINE : 0 dBu

My MM-1 Mixer outputs +4dBu.
My question is why is this line level 0 dBu and not +4dBu (Pro standard) or -10dBV (consumer standard) ?

Do I need to insert a pad between the mixer and DVX100 ?

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Old August 24th, 2003, 12:07 AM   #2
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i guess its to accomodate for the various mics which are available in the filming industry, from shotguns to lavs..
Its also there, i think, to compensate for the internal mic, as they run thru the same line (which is why u can only have one mic selected at once per channel, or 2 seperate mics for each individual channel)
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Old August 25th, 2003, 11:48 PM   #3
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PLEASE ! I need this info for the upcoming week-end.

Peter, I think your comment about various microphones may apply only if you use those XLR connectors with microphone levels (-50dB?). But I think they can also be switched to line levels to carry balanced line levels from a mixer for example. That's why I need to know if they are +4dBu or -10dBV.

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Old March 26th, 2004, 10:01 AM   #4
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Hi, does anyone know the answer to this by chance? I need to take balanced output from a mixer and put it into the DVX100A. Will it accept balanced line level?
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Old March 26th, 2004, 01:53 PM   #5
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Dany--you should be fine, it's not that big of a difference. The level adjustment on your mixer will be more than able to compensate. Peter--yes the DVX accepts a balanced line level input.
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Old March 26th, 2004, 03:43 PM   #6
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Thanks Barry!
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Old March 27th, 2004, 06:56 AM   #7
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i didn't see anyone mention it, on the front of the camera there is a switch to alter the xlr jacks between line and mic level.

make sure you check those switches.

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Old March 27th, 2004, 06:58 AM   #8
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Haha, something else that might be good to know. :) Thanks!
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