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Lloyd Claycomb January 27th, 2008 12:53 PM

Portable power
 
I'm planning on getting a G2 wireless system to use with my Cannon A1 video cam. We do a lot of on-the-street type interviews and have concluded that we need a wireless lav system for some of these shots.

The question I have, though, about this is how to power it up if I don't have an outlet to plug into on the street corner. :)

How do I power up my wireless system? Are there kits, or battery packs for this type of scenario?

Bernie Beaudry January 27th, 2008 01:02 PM

The G2 has either the plug in rack mounted receiver version or the ENG battery powered version with the transmitter and receiver powered by two double A batteries. The receiver in the ENG system is the same size as the transmitter and can be mounted on the camera if you want. You can also get a transmitter that will adapt a hand held mic to wireless.
Bernie

Lloyd Claycomb January 27th, 2008 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Bernie Beaudry (Post 815321)
The G2 has either the plug in rack mounted receiver version or the ENG battery powered version with the transmitter and receiver powered by two double A batteries. The receiver in the ENG system is the same size as the transmitter and can be mounted on the camera if you want. You can also get a transmitter that will adapt a hand held mic to wireless.
Bernie

Thanks a lot for that! I found this: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...er-?sku=270842 Is this the set up you are referring to?

Steve House January 27th, 2008 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Lloyd Claycomb (Post 815331)
Thanks a lot for that! I found this: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...er-?sku=270842 Is this the set up you are referring to?

That's the one

Lloyd Claycomb January 27th, 2008 06:44 PM

Sorry if this is a stupid question. I looked it up on Sennheiser's site and other places, but couldn't come up with the answer.

How many mics can one of these systems handle? Is it possible to have 2 lavs running at the same time AND a wireless handheld on the same system?

And also, if multiple mics is handled, does it convert it all to one track and then into the recording device (in my case the camera)?

In other words, if multiple mics is handled on this system, what is the end result of the signal? 1 track per mic, or 1 track per system?

Hsien Yong January 27th, 2008 07:00 PM

>How many mics can one of these systems handle? Is it possible to have 2 >lavs running at the same time AND a wireless handheld on the same system?

Each of these systems can handle one mic.
If you want to run 2 Lavs and a Wireless handheld, you would need 3 of these systems.

Lloyd Claycomb January 27th, 2008 07:35 PM

Oh. Thanks.

Would it even be possible to have two lavs at the same shared frequency being picked up by one base unit (as opposed to two)?

Hsien Yong January 27th, 2008 08:50 PM

No, each lav will have to have it's own frequency.

Allen Green January 31st, 2008 01:34 PM

If you want 3 wireless mics going you will need to get a mixer and two more wireless to hop from the mixer to the A1. Hire a sound guy with gear. They should be able to help you. Otherwise you will need to buy gear.
Good Luck


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