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Old August 25th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #16
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The ENG44 has been a great tool for me, with my 5D and T2i rigs. For shoots where I can swing a boom operator, double system sound has become my preference. In fact, I Velcro a simple Tascam DR-07 to it, feeding that recorder with a short miniplug from audio out of the ENG44, and I can also record to the 5D running Magic Lantern using a simple XLR adapter, in my case an old beachtech without amp, or the Juiced Link CX-231. Often, the sound in the camera is as good as what goes to the recorder, so I don't have to match it up. But if something has goofed up at the camera, I have the back up in the DR-07.
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Old August 27th, 2010, 07:47 PM   #17
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Thanks Chris ... I appreciate the prompt insight! I'll be looking into the mixer alongside the mic itself. All the best,
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Old August 27th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #18
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Guy/Scott ...

Though it's months later, I took a look at the ENG44 mixer and it looks as though it'd be a great compliment to any mic. My question is this ... would the ENG44 be a critical purchase if the Zoom H4N that I currently have has the capability of supplying phantom power - especially if I am looking right now at a single mic on camera (or on a stand)?

(I can certainly see the benefits with the second output for an operator).


The SignVideo ENG-44 will be able to amplify the signal cleaner and to higher levels than the Zoom. You'll also have a nice big knob to turn instead of clicking buttons - this gives you way more control in tough, ever changing sound level environments. The bright LED VU meters are nice too. It seems that a lot of folks go with a Sound Devices 302 if they're going to splurge. But at half the price, the ENG-44 is a great value.
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