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Old May 22nd, 2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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can I record shotgun mic (ch.1) and wireless mic (ch.2) simultaneously?

Hi there,
For some reason, I can't seem to get audio onto both channels, when using a shotgun mic into XLR channel 1, and a wireless mic into XLR channel 2.
When I go to menu->Audio Input->External Channel Select, I have only two choices:
CH-1
or
CH-1/CH-2

Shouldn't there be a
CH-1 + CH-2 choice as well?

What am I not getting? (please don't make the list too too long)
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 09:05 PM   #2
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Set the input to Ch1/Ch2 and it will record both channels. Plug your shotgun into Ch1 and your wireless in Ch2 and you are ready to go!

When its on Ch1 it only records the single channel.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 09:20 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply, Chris.
The odd thing is, though, that I have that configuration chosen, and I only get the shotgun audio, in Channel 1. Both transmitter and receiver of the wireless are on and showing good audio levels on the units themselves, but nothing is ending up on Channel 2 of the camera.
When I switch XLR cables, and plug the wireless into Channel 1, I get good audio (so it's not the cable, or the wireless, it would seem to me). When the shotgun is connected to Channel 2... nothing.

Any other suggestions? Are there any other settings that might be wrong, or switches that might be in the wrong position? It's still way too early for me to be thinking there's something wrong with the camera, I think.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 09:26 PM   #4
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O.K. - - I think it's that I had the little switch just under the XLR input in the wrong position. It was at Line, which I realize is wrong.
Should it be Mic + 48V?
Sorry for 'Crying Wolf'... I thought I'd checked everything.
Will now plug the RF back in and give it a whirl.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 09:27 PM   #5
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Very odd.. Hm..

I'll give a look at the camera in the morning when I get to the shop and let you know how it is configured on my end.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 09:29 PM   #6
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O.K. - - I think it's that I had the little switch just under the XLR input in the wrong position. It was at Line, which I realize is wrong.
Should it be Mic + 48V?
Sorry for 'Crying Wolf'... I thought I'd checked everything.
Will now plug the RF back in and give it a whirl.
thanks, malcolm
Ok, yea that would do it. If you are running a wireless set it for MIC and turn off phantom power.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 09:40 PM   #7
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thanks Chris. Phantom power turned off. I appreciate your help with this.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 09:45 PM   #8
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Your welcome.

I hope you are enjoying that camera. Its a nice one for sure!

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Old May 22nd, 2008, 10:13 PM   #9
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It's fantastic... but what I thought would be a few days of screening the training DVD, and trying to familiarize myself with everything, is now turning into a week... And tonight, I realized I need glasses, so I can see all the tiny switches.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 11:25 PM   #10
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Only the beggining

I wish you all the best! My few days of screening are turning into months. This cam is very intense! Get ready to do a ton of post CC if you don't have the time to dial the cam in just right.

The first thing I thought of was the 48V power. I use the set up you mentioned almost daily and I've gotten good at the little switch:)

Have fun :)
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 07:28 AM   #11
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thanks Mike... I was asked yesterday to shoot something today, and guess what... I'm renting at Z1U. I can't bring myself to shoot with my EX1 until I'm more familiar with it. But at some point, I realize, I'm going to have to bite the bullet. Plan to practice this weekend.
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