wireless mic to XDCAM
Posted 14 November 2008 - 11:42 AM
Can someone explain what needs to be done in order to set up a wireless mic to a sony XDCAM HD 330?
Thanks : )
Posted 15 November 2008 - 05:32 PM
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.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:55 AM
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.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:58 AM
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?
Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:12 PM
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..
Posted 19 November 2008 - 05:22 PM
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.
Posted 19 November 2008 - 07:44 PM
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..!!!