I'm new and have a v1, Q about mic at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony HVR-V1 / HDR-FX7

Sony HVR-V1 / HDR-FX7
Pro and consumer versions of this Sony 3-CMOS HDV camcorder.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 26th, 2007, 11:07 AM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Blackburn, uk
Posts: 22
I'm new and have a v1, Q about mic

Hello folks, I am new to this forum and I'm looking forward to posting plenty in the future.
My first question is; I am currently working on a feature film and i am also filming some behind the scenes stuff for the eventual dvd release, This weekend i tried to have my on board mic for ambience and a hand held mic plugged in input 2 for narration, that second mic didn't work, do i need to set up the camera for using 2 mics, i had both inputs on and set to manual.
any help would be really appreciated, i am trying to find my way around my new camera at the moment!
Tony Wiggins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26th, 2007, 11:55 AM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3,259
If you ended up with the on-board mic in both channels, likely you need to flip the left-most switch on the audio box from "ch1-ch2" to "ch1".

This switch controls whether the signal at input 1 feeds just record channel 1 or both channels.

If you ended up with cam mic on record ch. 1 and nothing on record ch. 2, the answer is in any of a number of areas and would need to be carefully traced out:
*mic
*cable
*phantom power needed for this mic?
*setting for mic/line
*setting for trim

But likely it is the switch on the audio box.
Seth Bloombaum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26th, 2007, 12:17 PM   #3
New Boot
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Blackburn, uk
Posts: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seth Bloombaum View Post
If you ended up with the on-board mic in both channels, likely you need to flip the left-most switch on the audio box from "ch1-ch2" to "ch1".

This switch controls whether the signal at input 1 feeds just record channel 1 or both channels.

.
if i switch to just chanel 1 then i only get the sound coming from my left ear on the headphones
cheer for the reply by the way!
Tony Wiggins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26th, 2007, 02:24 PM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 3,259
Not sure if your issue is yet solved...

Now that you have the on-camera mic into your headphones on left only, you need to get your other microphone properly hooked up and set up so you hear that in your headphones on right only. These camcorders do not mix, you'll need to do that if/when you edit, or, if it must be mixed as it goes to tape, with an external mixer.

If your handheld mic is a dynamic mic with xlr out (likely), just cable it up to input 2. Input 2 should be set to mic, level up, phantom off. If you're still not getting sound on the right side, hit the "status check" button, which will bring up your meters and some information about audio settings.

Channel 2 settings should be +48Voff/MIC/0DB. If they're not, turn off status and go into the audio set menus, xlr set, input 2 level = mic, input 2 trim = 0db, usually I'd have input 2 wind = off.

Try it again, see if you get signal on the status check meters and sound in the right side of your headphones.
Seth Bloombaum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 26th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #5
New Boot
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Blackburn, uk
Posts: 22
thankyou very much seth, sorted!
Tony Wiggins is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony HVR-V1 / HDR-FX7

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:26 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network