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Marcia Janine Galles April 3rd, 2004 04:10 PM

Ref. book for audio and 24p issues
Ran across this today. Thought it might be of interest to some. Will try and go have a look at it this week. Could be a "must have" resource. Or not. :-) Have always heard that the DVX, which it mentions, has sync drift issues after 20 min., and this book claims to have some insights into all of that.

If anybody is interested, the site is:


Johnny Chiang April 9th, 2004 11:14 AM

Basic audio adapter question (3.5 mono to 3.5 stereo)
Ok, here is the problem, my Optura 20 takes in a Stereo Mic input

I have this cheap Azden EX-413 mono microphone.

I have to plug in the mic's connector into the camera's jack 3/4th the way in to get sound from both the left and right channel. If I plug it in all the way, there is absolutely not sound. I'm guessing this is due to the fact the camcorder takes in a stereo input and the mic is mono. So I cut up a extra minijack stereo cable up, seperated the three wires. Since the stereo plug has 3 contacts, L, R, G, I combined the L and R. Then with the combined L and R I connected it the the tip of the mono mic's top contact. Then I took the ground of my cut up stereo wire and connected it to the ground contact of my mono mic. It still does not work, why?

edit: So in theory, this adapter from radio shack should work,


Catalog #: 274-374

Provide mono output from stereo jack!

Accepts 1/8" mono phone plug
Fits 1/8" stereo phone jack

but the thing is, i'm going the other way around, mono mic to stereo input!

Bryan Beasleigh April 9th, 2004 11:41 AM

Any 3.5mm (1/8")mono to stereo adapter will work.

Ronald Lee April 10th, 2004 01:44 AM

anyone use the Sony WCS-999 wireless lav mic?
the Sony WCS-999 is supposed to be their comsumer level wireless lavalier mic.

Has anyone used it and can you report your results? ARe you using it with a XLR system?

I just bought one...hoping it's good enough for short films or documentaries.

Douglas Spotted Eagle April 10th, 2004 09:48 PM

Sound Forge 7 DVD's just about ready..
We're taking pre-orders on the Sound Forge 7 VASST DVD featuring Jeffrey P. Fisher of the DMN forums. You can see a short stream on the VASST site now. This DVD has a special section dedicated just to video production, but covers all aspects of audio for video and covers a tremendous amount of music information too.
Community prices apply.

Douglas Spotted Eagle April 15th, 2004 05:39 PM

Vegas 5.0 VASST Tour dates, locations, and agenda!
Folks, the Vegas 5.0 dates and loose agenda are posted on the VASST site, the agenda will show more in-depth when Sony officially launches Vegas 5.0.
http://www.vasst.com/touragenda/vegas5agenda.htm will get you there if you'd like more information.
Notice the addition of Toronto to this year's tour, and Orlando as well.
More, much more to come, along with some very exciting and fun news for each city. Stay tuned.
In three cities, we'll also be doing the ACID "No Copyrights" tour with Jeffrey P. Fisher in back-to-back dates, so it's your chance to catch a bunch of us on the tour. We hope to see you on the road.
Vegas 5.0 is simply awe-inspiring. Wait'll you see it in ACTION!
When you register, use the code COMM to receive special DVInfo.net registration discounts.

Mike Rehmus April 15th, 2004 07:54 PM

Registered for San Mateo and Acid. See you there Spot!

Ronald Lee April 15th, 2004 11:26 PM

Ok I got it yesterday. Works great. Nice quality.

But one question, this may apply to all lavaliers. I get better audio whent he subject holds the mic up to his mouth, than with it on his chest. That is a given.

Are there mics out there that will do an outstanding job while on the chest? I'm thinking about volume and quality.

Scott T Anderson April 19th, 2004 11:17 AM

Apple soundtrack
Is it worth the money? I have a friend that is a pretty damn good composer so I can record his keyboard straight into the computer, but it sounds like a keyboard. Is Soundtracks quality really good? I am thinking I can use them in comjunction with each other.

Bill Ball April 20th, 2004 10:35 AM

Thanks Ken.

What about this one:

Basic question: what gender connectors do I need on the cable? I am planning to run it through the Shure A96F on the camera end so I need a male connector on the camera end of the cable. But what gender needs to be on the mic end of the cable that connects to the K6?

Jay Massengill April 20th, 2004 11:43 AM

All standard XLR cables have one female end and one male end.
All standard XLR mics have a male output.
Any standard XLR device that receives a signal will have a female input. Standard XLR outs from a device will be male.

The only time this may be different is at some hotel PA installations to prevent someone from using standard cables to input a signal to the house system.

The other use for XLR gender changers is to convert an XLR to TRS cable between inputting or outputting.

Not all adapters are bidirectional, so using a gender changer to reverse the hookup of an adapter may not give the desired result.

Douglas Spotted Eagle April 21st, 2004 12:00 AM

Soundtrack is worth the price.
What you need to remember is that the sounds aren't "sounds" as you'd think of midi-triggered sounds from your sound card. They are real recordings of some of the best musicians in the world, recorded (generally) at the better studios available, using very high end equipment. They are actual performances, of actual musicians. Therefore, the quality is almost always very good.

Doug Struchen April 27th, 2004 12:45 PM

Canon XL1S Audio Setup
I need some assistance in understanding how to set up the Audio for a XL1S. I would like to use the on board mic and a wireless lav. I will be using the Senn EW100 for the wireless. I know the Senn has a mini out put. Do I need additional adapters or will the Senn plug in with a mini to mini cable, and all is well?

Doug Struchen April 27th, 2004 01:22 PM

Found it - I was of course looking in the wrong place!


Douglas Spotted Eagle April 30th, 2004 12:24 PM

Vegas 5.0 VASST tour officially announced
Hey gang, the official Sony/VASST announcement is out for the Vegas 5 VASST tour, featuring myself and Gary Kleiner. We've added a couple cities, but more importantly, added a FREE evening event sponsored by Sony, where we'll be showing quite a bit of software, and going over some of the new features and workflow of the Sony Media Software tools on the evening before the 8 hour VASST training day in each city.
Specifics, including discount information, registration links for both the free and paid events can be found at
Don't forget to check out the Vegas 5 veg contest, some great prizes there, too.
Gary and I are looking forward to meeting you all on the road!

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