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Old June 1st, 2004, 12:29 PM   #1
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Why is it that -even when Im well below clipping on the DVX meters- I get some distortion in my audio when dialog gets the slightest bit hot.
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Old June 1st, 2004, 02:46 PM   #2
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What mic are you using? The distortion may be coming somewhere else down the line. For example, if you're using a wireless system, the signal may be too hot going into the receiver, which would cause distortion regardless of how hot the levels were on the DVX.
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Old June 1st, 2004, 02:57 PM   #3
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Hi

Its not wireless, but I get what you are saying. I have just had trouble knowing where to let the DVX meters peak because of the distortion even below peaking.
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Old June 1st, 2004, 10:36 PM   #4
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With a proper signal coming in, the DVX will not distort at any level unless the signal overdrives it past the peaking position.

Each dot on the meters represents 2 db. The red begins at -12db, so you can go very deep into the red and still have headroom. It's only when you hit the very last red bar and the vertical stop-point on it that you end up in trouble.
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Old June 1st, 2004, 10:53 PM   #5
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I guess I'll try some other mics. I was using a lower end Senn Lav
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