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Old May 26th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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DXA-10 and the XL2? Advice needed.

Well I need some advice and knowledge.

I have a Canon XL2 camera, a Beachtek DXA-10, and RODE NTG-2 Mic.

I understand that line level is a better quality input/output. When I use the DXA-10's "Line Level" RCA out to my XL2 RCA "Audio 1" in and with my MIC plugged into the DXA-10's XLR I get very low audio.

From my understanding, this is because microphones put out a quiet signal and "Line Level" is for "Louder" signals such as mixers. On the DXA-10 there is a switch to make the "GAIN" higher but in the manual for the DXA-10 it suggests that condenser type MICs should leave the "GAIN" at "LO". The RODE is a condenser MIC but when I switch the DXA-10 to high "GAIN" the audio is so much louder and easier to hear. Is there problems with this? Will it produce poor audio?

Another note is that it seems to have a little louder audio if the MIC is being powered by "Phantom Power" and not the internal AA battery. The only thing about that is it drains the battery of the DXA-10 really fast.

Any advice would be awesome.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #2
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Plug the mic right into the camera.

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