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Dave Largent January 2nd, 2004 11:17 AM

PD Audio Question
Could someone please explain to me about
the XLR routing. The manual is not clear on this.
It seems to imply that, if you hav a mic on Input 1,
you can send that audio to either the Left
channel by selecting "CH 1" or to both channels
by selecting "CH 1.2". I recently recorded
with one mic in Input 1 and another mic in
Input 2. I monitored both Inputs with
headphones and watched the meters dancing
but when I played the tape back on another
camera I only heard Input 1. I assumed
if I can hear both inputs and the meters are
dancing that both are being recorded but now
it seems that's not the case. Or is Input 2
recorded somewhere? Could someone
enlighten me?
P.S. Seeing as I didn't want Input 1 to go
to both channels, I set the selector swith to
"CH 1" when I made this recording.

Mike Rehmus January 2nd, 2004 01:54 PM

It works the way you would expect.

What happens when you play it back on the camera you used to record it?

Don Bloom January 2nd, 2004 02:31 PM

What Mike said. If you heard both the channels and saw both meters dancing then the audio is there.
How was everything set-MIC/MICATT/LINE 48V-what was plugged into ch2?
Any info you could provide so we can figure it out.

Was the other camera set up for 2 channel audio?

Just looking at the obvious first.


Dave Largent January 2nd, 2004 04:16 PM

Thanks, Mike and Don.
I feel stupid. The audio *was* there. The cam (Panny DV53) that I hooked up to a TV to play the tape back only does mono-out. (The on-board mic is mono.) In my panic,
I didn't think it through.
What would happen if I were to have two
seperate mics, with each plugged into
the two inputs, and I had the cam set to
"CH1.2"? Would I not be recording anything
through Input 2?

Don Bloom January 2nd, 2004 05:08 PM

No, I did that once also, (I've made all the goofs at one time or another, some more than once just to make sure ;-o)
and with the switch to 1&2, the 2nd mic kinda disappears.

As for what you did, hey, one time I'm doing a wedding and during the ceremony I can't hear anything in my headphones, it was there then it's gone. OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!WHAT DO I DO?!?!?! OH NO?!?!? then I decided that I could probably hear thru my headphones better if I bothered to plug them in.

Moral to the story, we all do goofs, no biggie, glad you got it going!


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