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Thanks for your reply Rocky, lots of helpful advice. I am starting to feel a touch more confident about this now. I was a nervous wreck 2 days ago!
I have finally been provided with further information (a few days before the shoot). The “mic deck” (their words) will have XLR output. That’s all I have been told and sadly I won’t have access to the room until the day of the conference.
I am being supplied with the company video kit, this includes aAzden Wireless Pro transmitter (Amazon link here:http://www.amazon.com/Azden-WMS-PRO-Wireless-Microphone-System/dp/B00006JPD8).
What I am going to do is ask the company to purchase an XLR to 3.5mm Jack converter. I will then use this converter to plug in to the sound system where the microphone is set up (I haven’t been told if it’s a 3-pin, 5-pin, male or female XLR – any advice on which I should purchase?).
The converter will then be plugged into the 3.5mm jack on the Azden Wireless Pro microphone transmitter. This will then transmit the audio to the camera which will have the transmitter receiver plugged in to its 3.5mm jack socket.
As a safety measure I have requested another company video camera (a cheap hand held) which will be placed on a tripod and record audio in the room near the speaker(s) – just to be safe.
Does this sound like a logical set up? Thanks so much for all your help so far.