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- November 30, 2007 at 2:33 PM #41416
I’m using a SONY DCR VX 2100 to shoot my events. I havea request to videotape a concert and am looking to patch into the auditoriums sound system.As the camera has a mini plug for external audio, I wiill need to make the appropriate connections to convert toXLR.Has anyone out there used an XLR adapterfor similar use? If so, what adapter did you use and what did you like or not like about it? Any suggestions for what to use??
Not sure about the best price so shop around but this is the type of thing you need:
The one shown is a foot long but you can, of course, connect that to an XLR extension cable that will then connect to the audio source.
How is this adapter different from the XLR BP Pro and other similar products that cost considerably more (approx. $160.00) other than the fact thatthey allow youto connect 2 or 3 XLR inputs???
Ah, sorry – I thought you meant a simple connector that will connect your camera’s 3.5mm input socket to an XLR out from a mixer, or whatever. Having thought about it, though, that would only give you mono audio to one channel (or mono to both – not sure), so that isn’t what you want, is it? I didn’t think that through properly, sorry…
This thread may be of interest:
There are a couple ways around this issue. I use an XLR wireless system. The plug-in TX for the handheld mic can be adapted to the mixers XLR output. So, instead of running trip cables everywhere, you can do the wireless feed. Yes you will need to get the XLR RX’s output to mini with adapters. Radio Shack carries a lot of these. Another option is to take the monitor(headphone) output on the RX to the cameras input. Some mixers have monitor outputs that are phono. Used for headsets, these can be tinkered with. Try 1/4′ mono or stereo splitters here. Going wireless has made my life a lot easier in these cases.