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Old August 10th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #1
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Two sound inputs on HDR-HC9E

Hi,

newbie here... so hopefully this is in the right place...

Usually I work with a V-1, but have an HDR-HC9E as a number 2 safety camera. For a trip shortly it will be my number one and only.

BUT the sound isn't much for what I'm doing (shooting for a DVD series)

I'd like to use my Rode NTG2 and Sennheiser radio mic with it. BUT - there's only one input stereo socket.

Has anyone any suggestions?

I did try a dual mono to stereo plug I had lying around and nothing at all worked. Is it as simple as a dual stereo to one stereo - and will it lay down two mono tracks or will they just merge into one stereo track?

Using FCP for editing.

thanks for any input!

Grant
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Old August 10th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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What you need is an XLR adaptor like the Juicedlink or Beachtek. That will allow you to set the levels on each channel independantly and each will be recorded to a different stereo track.

I'm not sure about the setup you're using now - I've never tried it!
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Old August 10th, 2009, 05:34 PM   #3
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thanks, I'll check those out.

Both my Rode and Sennheiser mics have both 3.5mm stereo jacks or XLR - so either will work - but I need to keep the weight and complexity down, so the 3.5 stereo jacks would be preferred. But in the end - whatever works!

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