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#1 Julien Lachance

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 11:42 AM

Hi there,

Can someone explain what needs to be done in order to set up a wireless mic to a sony XDCAM HD 330?

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#2 Ross Neugeboren

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 05:32 PM

By "set up" do you mean mount and connect a wireless reciever, or just connect?
If the former, what make/model of reciever do you have, and where do you intend to mount it. I've
never worked with that model before, and hence have no idea what kind of threads/plates/etc Sony has
to mount a wireless reciever.

If the latter, connect the XLR to either CH-3 or CH-4 on the rear of the camera. Open the side
control panel. Set the audio channels to MANUAL (Just under the volume knobs). Then set the inputs
to R (Rear) or W (Wireless - If you are using a Sony unit that has propreitary connectivity). In the top left
corner of the control panel, set your monitor mix.

Good luck.
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:55 AM

Thanks Ross,

You saved me at the last minute. My call time is tomorow and I just wanted to be prepared so that when I get on set I can have everything hooked up an ready to go before the DP arrives. I've never hooked up a wireless mic and I guess I was just nervous that there was more to it, but it seems like it's a very easy set up.

Thanks again!
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#4 Ross Neugeboren

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:58 AM

Glad I could help. If anything audio related isn't working on a Sony camera, it's almost always some obscure switch or menu setting.
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 05:29 AM

Glad I could help. If anything audio related isn't working on a Sony camera, it's almost always some obscure switch or menu setting.


Why channel 3 or 4... if its audio I would say 1 or 2 nes par?
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#6 Ross Neugeboren

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:12 PM

Channels 1 and 2 on the XDCAM HD 330 are the front mounted XLRs, placed for use with a hot-shoe/viewfinder mounted shotgun.
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 07:21 AM

Channels 1 and 2 on the XDCAM HD 330 are the front mounted XLRs, placed for use with a hot-shoe/viewfinder mounted shotgun.



Dont think thats right.. the one XLR at the front of the camera is ofcourse for on board shotgun... any feeds from a mixer/wireless link are into the 2 XLR,s in the rear.. infact 3 and 4 are mostly set to be the front mic.. on auto..
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 05:22 PM

Actually, I ended up confusing myself. The XLRs are (not) labeled, but rather have input selection switches directly above them that allow you to set which inputs they are (In a pair).
The camera comes from the factory with Channels 3 + 4 mapped to the rear inputs, 1 + 2 to the front. That's Sony for you.
So many small switches to forget about and record unusable audio.
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#9 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 07:44 PM

Haha! yes audio is tricky with all these switches ..and as you say.. just one in the wrong place and the audio can go out the window..!!


Still strange they should send from the factory with 3/4 rear.. as traditionally your main sound on doc,s anyway would be 1/2... for sure you wouldnt want the mixer connected to the front of the camera..!!!

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