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February 12, 2014 at 11:15 AM #72881
I run a Film/TV acting training facility and I’m looking for some advice.
I have 3 hd camcorders mounted on rolling tripods for a 3 camera set. The 3 hdmi video feeds will be plugged into a Roland V-4EX I just bought. We will live switch between a master and 2 close-ups while recording onto a PC hard drive or recording deck. When we are done recording, we do playbacks and critiques, showing the scenes on a ceiling mounted electric screen that comes down.
The Audio is handled thru an overhead xlr mic or boom mic, and will be plugged into an audio mixer, and then run thru the stereo RCA audio inputs on the V-4EX for combined embedded audio into the hdmi/usb output stream.
I need recommendations for a low-end audio mixer (roughly $100 or less) that would handle the xlr or boom mic input, and then out to the RCA audio inputs on the V-4EX.
While doing the live switch recording of the scenes, I am also looking to add some background music or noise to bring more life or reality to the scenes. What would be the best way to add the background music? Would I add the music into the audio mixer and mix with the audio from the mic? How would you recommend doing this? What device/output?
Any input would be greatly appreciated… Thanks!
February 12, 2014 at 2:03 PM #209768
So I see you got the V4…. Good choice!
Look at this on B&H photo video…
February 13, 2014 at 10:22 AM #209784
Yes, I spent a little more than my original budget but bought the V4-4EX with an eye to the future.
I will definitely check out the Yamaha MG102 10-Channel Mixer
Thanks also for the confirmation on the background music. I'm not sure where the music would be coming from at this point. Could I use my ipod with an adapter to go from the ipod 3.5 mm to one of the stereo RCA mixer inputs on the Yamaha? Or would I want to go from 3.5 mm to something else like XLR or 1/4"?
February 13, 2014 at 11:18 AM #209785
yes you can get an adater form ipod to RCA and connect it to the yamaha…
for 79$ that mixer sound like a great deal… i already have 3 diffrent mixers, otherwise i'd buy one LOL
February 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM #209786
also let us know what you think of th V-4EX
March 28, 2014 at 7:28 PM #210141
Our coaches and student actors are very happy with the new equipment and we will be enjoying all the new capabilities for a long time to come!
April 2, 2014 at 10:25 AM #210179
Great! I'm glad I was able to help you out!
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