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Lal Chakraborty July 26th, 2006 11:25 PM

Urgent help needed for audio of xl2

I am shooting a short film with XL2. Today we tried unsuccessfully to use two booms with the two XLR inputs. First input works but the other one doesn't pick up anything (we were listening using a headphone). The booms are ok, since they both work when connected to the first xlr input. We read the manual and did what it told us to but nothing worked. No sound came out of the second boom. We spent half a day on it and ultimately for today we just used one boom. This is my first shoot.

Can someone help me tomorrow. We have just three more days of shooting and I don't want to waste too much time on trying to figure out the issue.

It will be great if anyone can volunteer a few minutes on the phone tomorrow morning so that I can call him/her and get some help. My email id is lalchak@yahoo.com Please let me know if you can help me.



Jonathan Jones July 26th, 2006 11:58 PM

Hi Lal,
It sounds to me like you have a switch on your audio control panel set to CH1>CH2 (or something like that).....this switch, although it is not very clear what it does for some users automatically takes the signal coming in on the ch1 input and dupes it onto the ch2 field so that if you have a single input that you want to have automatically mono'd to both sides of your stereo field, it can be accomplished at the audio input stage.

Of course, this feature automatically disables any input coming in from the ch2 input port. Disabling this switch will return your audio settings to having your input ch 1 coming in on your stereo left field, and your ch2 input coming in on your stereo right field.

In post, you will then find that each of your boom mics will both be in the opposite extremes of your stereo field, but they can be mono'd in post.

Hope this helps.

Chris Hurd July 27th, 2006 08:19 AM

Yes, sounds very similar, see my post here for the cure:


Lal Chakraborty July 27th, 2006 08:53 AM

Thanks a lot
I hooked up the shotguns again today morning. Moved the switch to Ch1 , played around with some other switches and everything worked.

Thanks a lot Chris and Jonathan. I really appreciate this.


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