Loud sounds damaging? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion

Sony VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion
Topics also include Sony's TRV950, VX2000, PD150 & DSR250 family.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 14th, 2006, 12:44 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 276
Loud sounds damaging?

I filmed a live Death Metal show last night, needless to say, things were loud. At some points I was right up at the drumkit. The mic was set to Auto, but is there a possibility that such a loud sound could damage the mic?
Aviv Hallale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16th, 2006, 07:06 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Warren, Michigan, USA
Posts: 96
Nah. I shot a rap show at a nightclub this past weekend with my 150 right at the stage and the audio sounded fine. Definitely use the AGC when shooting in a loud venue like that.
John Harmon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 17th, 2006, 06:31 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 276
AGC is the Auto-Level option, I'm assuming?

Is there a possibiliy of the mic getting damaged from too high a signal, though or can mics only suffer from mechnical injury?
Aviv Hallale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18th, 2006, 02:36 PM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Saint Cloud, Florida
Posts: 1,043
I may be wrong, but as far as I can remember loud noise will, at worst, just cause clipping.
__________________
www.facebook.com/projectspecto
Marco Wagner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18th, 2006, 05:35 PM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: upper hunter, australia
Posts: 1,368
don't worry about your mic, worry about your hearing!!!!

i always wear earplugs doing loud projects. maybe a bit late in the day perhaps (too much acid / rock back then...), but considering the levels on and near stage nowadays, you can be too careful....

leslie
Leslie Wand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19th, 2006, 01:21 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hamden CT
Posts: 470
I too, just started wearing earplugs. What a godsend for loud environments and the "too loud" DJs.
Richard Zlamany 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 VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:15 PM.


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