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Old January 2nd, 2007, 12:21 PM   #1
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Separate Audio levels using Input1/CH1+CH2

Does Audio input CH1+CH2 BYPASS CH2 Manual/Auto switch and Menu settings?

So far I can't set one mic (e.g. Camera mount +48V) on input1 to CH1 and register a separate level on CH2.

When recording on a PD150 and other DVCam with a single mic and no mixer our SOP has been to record one channel (CH1) a few DB lower or set the other channel (CH2) to AUTO.

On the PD150 this was a menu setting + adjust audio level with the button/menu dial process. On the DVCam dip switches for front/rear input + man/auto and a level pot, plus a CH1 pot under the lens.

So far I can't figure out how to use one mic (e.g. Camera mount +48V) on input1 to CH1 and register a separate level on CH2.

With the REC CH SELECT toggled to CH1+CH2, the CH 2 pot is disabled.

The menu setting is also bypassed.

In the menu
AUDIO SET >XLR SET >AU MANUAL GAIN >SEPARATE

Even adding a -8/-16 db pad doesn't seem to affect CH2.

Am I misssing a setting?

Other a Y-Cable XLR Female to Two XLR Males any Suggestions?
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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Misread the post.

Is the input set for MIC or LINE? The trim only works when the input is set to MIC.

Edit:

On second read and after looking at the manual. You'll have to use a Y cable.

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