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Old March 17th, 2004, 06:00 PM   #1
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PD170 audio questions....

Just spending the first few hours tinkering with my new PD170...LOVE it so far! Anyway I first noticed sound was only coming out of the left channel so I changed it to Channel 1 & Channel 2 setting. I couldn't adjust the audio and found you have to turn off AGC (automatic gain control?). But then I could only raise the left channel. I then went and changed it to "locked" or whatever setting allows you to move channel 1 and 2 levels simultaneously.

-Are all of these things I did correct?

-Must you set the input for Ch1 & 2 for the stock mic to get sound out of both channels?

-How good is the AGC? Can I shoot something unscripted like a wedding and be ok? Also...if I DO set AGC...at what volume levels will it try to balance and keep the audio within?

-Lastly is there any way to keep the audio bars on the screen at all times without being in the "audio level" menu overlay?
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Old March 17th, 2004, 11:27 PM   #2
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Re: PD170 audio questions....

<<<-- Originally posted by Glen Elliott : Just spending the first few hours tinkering with my new PD170...LOVE it so far! Anyway I first noticed sound was only coming out of the left channel so I changed it to Channel 1 & Channel 2 setting. I couldn't adjust the audio and found you have to turn off AGC (automatic gain control?). But then I could only raise the left channel. I then went and changed it to "locked" or whatever setting allows you to move channel 1 and 2 levels simultaneously.

-Are all of these things I did correct?

When you have both channels set to manual, you push in on the level control to switch between channels.

-Must you set the input for Ch1 & 2 for the stock mic to get sound out of both channels?

Yes

-How good is the AGC? Can I shoot something unscripted like a wedding and be ok? Also...if I DO set AGC...at what volume levels will it try to balance and keep the audio within?

Set once channel to AGC, the other to manual and set it at about 25%.

-Lastly is there any way to keep the audio bars on the screen at all times without being in the "audio level" menu overlay?
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At least on the 150, the menu overlay, after you push the button, goes back to the standard display. If you want to see the data, push the menu button.
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