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Old March 13th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #16
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The reason I dont want a cable running is the safety issue and I have to tape about 200' of cord to the ground, too time consuming.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #17
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ok just talked to the audio guy for the school and he said I could use the 1/4 inch TRS phone jack, like previously mentioned here.

Now audio is my weakness, so here is my dilemma:

I could use a 1/4 to xlr cable but the distance between the board and the camera is very long so that wont work.

I have an azden wireless mic and wanted to use that. Instead of using the lapel mic i could get a cable with a 1/4 jack that will fit the in the transmitter and then monitor the audio straight from the camera (i dont have a mixer).

how does this sound? will i be able to find a 1/4 jack cable that will fit into my transmitter?
I've used that trick several times very successfully. It certainly beats hours spent running cables. Just make sure you have a clear channel and are not causing anyone else any problems by adding in more RF.

I don't know the Azden bodypack but the Sennheisers have a screwed 1/8 jack input and cables can be bought or made up to go to 1/4 TRS.

Does your transmitter have a line/mic impedance switch or failing that, a gain control? If not, you may have problems with clipping or distortion when you connect a line input. You might even fry the bodypack if its a really hot signal from the board - not supposed to happen but it has been known.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #18
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If possible, use the Azden, even if it doesn't produce the best results. The best audio will come from a CD of the music mixed during post production while using the Audio from the board as reference.

I once used the CD when I received a bad signal from the board. Since then, it is all I use. I don't even try to get a clean recording of the music, just a clear sync with the performers.
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