Gear / Technical Help => Battery Boxes, Preamps, Mixers, ADCs, and Processors => Topic started by: RMayberry on January 01, 2015, 07:29:10 PM

Title: Line in > mic in
Post by: RMayberry on January 01, 2015, 07:29:10 PM
Is this possible?
I want to plug my line out from my headphone jack on my rig to a camera with a mic in only.

I purchased the Tascam DR-H1DV and it has an actual "line in" on it.
BUT, the rez just didn't cut it for me. I love the line in but, had to return it.

I have purchased another camera that will have a "mic in" only.
Is there a way to plug the rig in to the camera in to its "mic in" input?
Maybe using some kind of line attenuator????

Title: Re: Line in > mic in
Post by: willndmb on January 01, 2015, 08:12:40 PM
You can do it but most likely will need to attenuate the signal by like -20db.
I have run line out of many things like a littlebox and m10 (both actual line and headphone) > camcorders. I use a microphone madness -20db cable with good results.
http://microphonemadness.com/products/mmatatcab.htm b&h has some options too but I have no experience with them. Such as http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/767984-REG/Whirlwind_WHH4NL3_5MON_WHH4NL3_5MON_Line_to_Microphone.html
Or http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/746645-REG/Sescom_LN2MIC_ZOOMH4N_LN2MIC_ZOOMH4N_Line_to.html and others with different attenuation amounts
Without the attenuator cable it overloads, even if the meter says it's not.
The main reason I bought a dr-60d was to have better adjustment options for running into a camcorder and couldn't be happier for that purpose or as a audio recorder period.