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Title: Ametuer audio to camera?
Post by: John Chiara on March 26, 2012, 10:06:25 am
I need to run 2 1/4" TRS outputs from a Presonus digital mixer about 50 feet to 2 RCA inputs through the AV connector on a small Sony HD camera for a church podcast. Can I just use 50 ' balanced cables with an adapter? Other options for hopefully noise free operation?
Title: Re: Amateur audio to camera?
Post by: Charlie Zureki on March 26, 2012, 10:40:46 am
I need to run 2 1/4" TRS outputs from a Presonus digital mixer about 50 feet to 2 RCA inputs through the AV connector on a small Sony HD camera for a church podcast. Can I just use 50 ' balanced cables with an adapter? Other options for hopefully noise free operation?

   Yeah , it should work.   Try it before the event, just in case.

   Hammer

Title: Re: Ametuer audio to camera?
Post by: g'bye, Dick Rees on March 26, 2012, 11:26:29 am
I need to run 2 1/4" TRS outputs from a Presonus digital mixer about 50 feet to 2 RCA inputs through the AV connector on a small Sony HD camera for a church podcast. Can I just use 50 ' balanced cables with an adapter? Other options for hopefully noise free operation?


John....

I always, ALWAYS use some sort of transformer isolation when sending signal out from a house console for cameras, broadcast, recording, etc....   A lesson learned the hard way when getting noise back courtesy of some consumer (or pro) level power supply.
Title: Re: Ametuer audio to camera?
Post by: Mike Caldwell on March 26, 2012, 10:10:08 pm
In addition to going form balanced to unbalanced you also need to look at what type of level the camera connection is looking for. If it's a consumer or even low end "pro" camcorder with just a 1/8 inch mic jack for audio input you'll need a pad on the line as well. Depending on the camera there maybe a menu option for the line level audio input. The 1/8 jack will most likely be a TRS for a stereo mic input. Whirlwind makes an interface box for just what your trying to called the LM2C camera mic adapter. Also for a mono less cost option look at an RDL TX-LM2 line level to mic level transformer, I just used the RDL part at a church install to do exactly what your looking to do.