There is a company that makes a little box to address this very need -
interfacing pro audio with a consumer audio input. The company is
Beachtek. Of course, the video camera must have a mic input of some
flavor in order for any solution to work as described in this thread.
On 12/20/2010 12:03 AM, Dan Nelson wrote:
> I have to agree with M Biel...... im hired to provide "sound coverage" for an
> event and in my book that includes a sub feed to what ever the event sponsor
> Hes paying my fee so Ill kiss his xxx and hell have me at the top of his list
> for the next event.
> As to the mini-plug mic in....... i found easy solution. I made up an XLR
> single ended cord about 10' long with male RCA on the opposite end. I have 3
> RCA/RCA (10K imp) loss pad of 20, 40, 60 db. Another 10' cord RCA to mini male.
> Bring on your camera/cd recorder what ever and youll get a feed as good as the
> audience and im a genious in the sponsors eyes.
> ca ching ca ching $$$$ ohh yah
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Michael Biel<[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Sun, December 19, 2010 8:22:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] In the category of if you want it done right, do it
> yourself ...
> 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]