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Old November 5th, 2008, 02:00 PM   #1
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is there an audio out (other than headphone)? Or... can I split headphone out?

Hi there,
I'm recording two-person interviews sometimes (both XLR inputs used; no mixer), and I'd like to make an mp3 recording, while shooting, so someone can get transcripts made asap. I have a digital recorder with a 1/8" mic input and 1/4" inputs, but I don't know how to get from my EX-1 into this... unless I split the headphone out from the EX-1.
Is that the best idea, or is there a better solution?
thanks, Malcolm
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Old November 5th, 2008, 03:04 PM   #2
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You could use the headphone out. You could also plug the AV cable into the camera, take an RCA to 1/8" adapter, and plug that into the recorder.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 03:16 PM   #3
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Thanks Edward. I just found that A/V out... is it a pretty standard kind of cable that fits into this thing? (if one came with my EX, I don't know what I did with it).
I was also thinking that if my headphone out from the EX went directly into my MicroTrack recorder 1/8" audio in, I could then plug my headphones into the headphone out on the MicroTrack. This way I could record the interview and hear it at the same time, to make sure I'm getting clean audio.
Any thoughts on that?
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Old November 5th, 2008, 04:44 PM   #4
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Thanks Edward. I just found that A/V out... is it a pretty standard kind of cable that fits into this thing? (if one came with my EX, I don't know what I did with it).
Definitely not a standard cable as it has a mini connector on one end and three RCAs on the other.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #5
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Thanks Edward. I just found that A/V out... is it a pretty standard kind of cable that fits into this thing? (if one came with my EX, I don't know what I did with it).
I was also thinking that if my headphone out from the EX went directly into my MicroTrack recorder 1/8" audio in, I could then plug my headphones into the headphone out on the MicroTrack. This way I could record the interview and hear it at the same time, to make sure I'm getting clean audio.
Any thoughts on that?
Cheers, malcolm
Yeah theres a cable that comes with the ex1 that has 3 rca on the other end, video and audio L and R, the other end is some special sony thing. Most likely not so easy to find.

I would agree that recording from the EX1 headphone out and monitoring via MicroTrack is propably the easiest way to get a quick reference recording.

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Old November 5th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #6
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thank you, people. I'll go from headphone out, to (and through, to headphones so I can monitor audio) the MicroTrack. I appreciate the help. And I'll keep an eye open for that cable just in case.
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Yeah theres a cable that comes with the ex1 that has 3 rca on the other end, video and audio L and R, the other end is some special sony thing. Most likely not so easy to find.
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The cable is easy to order from BH Photo, but a local source would be the Sony Style store.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #8
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The cable is easy to order from BH Photo, but a local source would be the Sony Style store.
Also you can find them on Amazon dot com... and the one I saw (Piotr posted a link here somewhere) has an additional s-vhs cable on it.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 11:25 AM   #9
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The headphone amplifier is a little hissy and is designed to work with a low impedance load such as headphones. The A/V output will be cleaner and a better impedance match to an external recorder. Be careful as many low cost recording devices designed to work with microphones often have powered mic connectors.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #10
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thank you for the heads up, Alister. I did check the headphone out>MicroTrack>headphones set-up, and it seems to work well. The MicroTrack is a pretty expensive recording device, so I'm hoping it has the right kind of mic connector.
re the alternative way, which I'd still like to try... I did find the Sony cable that fits in the component out (and has three RCA plugs on the other end), but I still haven't found the A/V cable. I'll keep looking though.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #11
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Amazon.com: Sony VMC15FS A/V Cable for most Sony MiniDV & DVD Camcorders: Camera & Photo
is this what you are looking for?
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That's it, Bob. Thanks for the link.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 10:39 AM   #13
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Sounds like you have your fix, Malcolm, but in case not: I just worked with a sound guy who had a nice breakaway cable with 2 xlr's, headphone cable, and additional headphone cable off that (so that both mixer and cam could monitor). Don't know where to get it though.
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