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Old April 11th, 2018, 11:10 AM   #1
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cable pad to wire a line output to a dslr

can anyone link here a clear detailed scheme to build a TRS cable with 25 - 30 DB pad to wire a recorder line output to any mic in on reflex?

we are working on a corporate project, with basic interviews requiring a canon 5d and a lavalier and a boom, the bag with sound devices 664 is going to be so heavy and cumbersome so I thought to use a Tascam dr100 and wiring it directly into the canon 5d



the line output impedance on the tascam dr100 is 200 ohm, how much is the canon 5d mic input impedance?

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Old April 12th, 2018, 12:05 AM   #2
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Re: cable pad to wire a line output to a dslr

You could just buy an off-the-shelf commercial attenuator like this....

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000ZLX2TU

Or, if you want to make one (with a few pennies worth of resistors) built into a connector, one of the better references for building a pad is Rick Chhinn's website:

Uneeda Audio - Build your own attenuator pads
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Old April 12th, 2018, 12:43 PM   #3
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Re: cable pad to wire a line output to a dslr

I need to know the precise impedance of the canon 5d mk3, what scheme is the right one considering we are relating to a TRS unbalanced stereo connection?
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Old April 15th, 2018, 11:35 AM   #4
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Re: cable pad to wire a line output to a dslr

I use cables like this one for connecting the mini-trs line out of audio devices to the mic input of dSLR's and other recorders.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/906960-REG/kopul_ach4_25mon_line_to_mic_attenuator_cable_with.html/BI/2855/KBID/3801

That one above has a headphone output Y, but you can also get them with just a straight connection without the headphone jack.
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Old April 15th, 2018, 11:42 AM   #5
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Re: cable pad to wire a line output to a dslr

I have just purchased this one

https://www.ebay.it/itm/SAA40-Stereo...QAAOSwajRZbGAI
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Old April 15th, 2018, 11:53 AM   #6
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Let us know how it works out. I had not seen that brand and variety of boxes.
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