On 12/19/2010 4:21 PM, Lou Judson wrote:
> As a live sound mixer who is often called pon to provide a sound feed
> to performers' cameras, any cmera with no LINE level input is a toy to
> me. I refuse to carry the extra gear it would take to send mic level
> to a video - if they don't bring professional gear just use your own mic!
Almost every piece of pro mixing equipment I have used in the past 50
years had a mic level out. That's usually a sign of it being a pro
mixer. If a camera only has a line level in, it is the cameraman who
would need the extra gear to preamp a mic up to line level. That's the
problem with most stand-alone video recorders -- they only have line ins.
> A mic level input on a minijack is a poor source to use in my opinion.
Granted, but we are talking about affordability and portability -- the
latter becoming more and more important with baggage restrictions. If
we are talking about reference recordings, not commercial recordings,
there is no need to go overboard, but at least the attempt to get a good
sound source is commendable. The example you give of a two camera shoot
is already beyond the simple need for a reference recording at conferences.
> But then, I have no desire to see talking heads at a conference anywa,
> even less poerpoint, all I need is a good speaker talking intelligently!
Why are you interested in a good speaker talking intelligently if you
are not interested in talking heads at a conference?????
> But that is taste maybe.
If you are hired to do a job, I don't give a diddlydamn for what your
taste is, only your agreeability with those you are working for.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]