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Binaural/Stereo mics into a camcorder?
« on: March 21, 2004, 08:30:45 PM »
I promised a friend I'd look into this. He wants to get some binaural/stereo mics (small capsule size) for his camcorder and I was wondering if anyone could give me some more input on how well something like this works? I've never tried it myself due to the liking of my current external mic. I just wondered if any clipping happens or it compensates for different frequencis in a different manner? He get's permission to film the bands so stealth isn't an issue, just improving his sound is.

If anyone has tried this before I'd be very much interested in hearing how it came out.

Thanks for any possible input.

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Re:Binaural/Stereo mics into a camcorder?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2004, 05:17:23 AM »
if he gets permission, can he get board feeds?

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Re:Binaural/Stereo mics into a camcorder?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2004, 10:48:21 AM »
I've been toying around with this. Just testing though. So far my wife filmed my rugby game. & I've tested in front of the stereo.

Running AT853>Batt box>Line in & Mic in on the camcorder.

No clipping yet. But a real show with high SPL's will be the test. I may try it this Thursday at Bloodkin for a song or 2. I'll post how it comes out.



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Re:Binaural/Stereo mics into a camcorder?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004, 04:25:03 PM »
I think in a high SPL environment you will overload the camera' s mic in if you don't use an attenuator.  Also unless its a Professional or Prosumer camera there is probably no control over the audio levels.  

Willl the camera be used in a fixed location or carried around?

If you have the equipment and don't plan to move the camera you could run

mics>mixer>line in on a video recorder, not the camera but a VCR in the format you are using Mini DV etc, Hi8 VHS etc.

from the camera, video out to the video input of a the video recorder.

Is portability the reason for using small mics?  You could use full size mics and one of these.
http://www.markertek.com/SearchProduct.asp?off=0

This would allow you to have more control over the audio input.


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Re:Binaural/Stereo mics into a camcorder?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2004, 10:28:33 PM »
do a google search on beachtek...


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Re:Binaural/Stereo mics into a camcorder?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2004, 11:38:32 PM »
T+ Bri looks like the way to go. Not very expensive either.

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Re:Binaural/Stereo mics into a camcorder?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2004, 04:06:14 PM »
i know sonic studios mics work well with camcorders, because that's what i use.  haven't had a problem yet.  no clipping nothing, you can' plug them straight in with the bass/battery box.  and i go to loud metal shows.

 

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