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Offline concertphotodude

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Powering microphones for video
« on: November 20, 2019, 03:15:16 PM »
Question: Does one have to use a battery box to power microphones when videoing a concert? I am going to be using CA14s and / or AT853s and wondered if it is necessary to use supplemental power.
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Re: Powering microphones for video
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 03:16:29 PM »
I should also state I will be using a Canon Rebel 3ti.
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Re: Powering microphones for video
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2019, 07:01:20 PM »
I am going to be using AT853s

I've filmed shows with my Sony AX-100 with AT853s plugged into the mic out (no pre-amp) and they worked great.
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Re: Powering microphones for video
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 10:22:25 PM »
bear in mind supplying correct power requirements allow mics to function to their stated specs , supply less and you risk more undesired effects such as distortion / brickwalling etc.
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Re: Powering microphones for video
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2020, 08:24:44 AM »
definitely use battery box. Also would be great to use attenuator cable too
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Re: Powering microphones for video
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2020, 08:36:04 AM »
usually the only time someone *wouldnt* be using a battery box is when the music is not very loud (acoustic show) and they were concerned about extra gear to be on the downlow.

if youre running a camera out in the open it seems like a small battery box is no big deal. sound professioanls make several good designs
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Re: Powering microphones for video
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 07:42:45 PM »
definitely use battery box. Also would be great to use attenuator cable too
if you have a small recorder, I would recommend recording to the recorder and then running line out with the attenuators to the camera.
That way if you overload the camera and/or if something happens with the camera audio you have a back up that can be dubbed
You may find the recorder audio sounds better too and dub just for that reason
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