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melissa
audio output from DV deck DSR-1500A
on Apr 14, 2005 at 7:12:24 pm

Hello
I am using the DSR-1500A a DV cam deck to capture media onto my computer. I can't adjust the audio output levels for some reason, and they are just a little low. I realize it's probably a simple setting in the menu but I cant seem to find it. Any one know what to do?
Thanks!!!
Melissa


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PeterGroom
Re: audio output from DV deck DSR-1500A
on Apr 14, 2005 at 7:52:07 pm

HI
Im not familiar with this deck at all, and hopefully someone who is will come along, but in the meantime If youre capturing ie1394 (firewire) then Im not at all surprised. Id think this would just be a transparent digits process and if its low at the recording then it must be low at the source.

Cant you deal with it within your edit platform?
Peter


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melissa
Re: audio output from DV deck DSR-1500A
on Apr 14, 2005 at 8:06:58 pm

So you're saying that because its a digital capture, the levels capture at the same level they were recorded?


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melissa
Re: audio output from DV deck DSR-1500A
on Apr 14, 2005 at 8:08:26 pm

The tone on the tape is low as well...


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Seth Bloombaum
Re: audio output from DV deck DSR-1500A
on Apr 14, 2005 at 9:13:01 pm

Yes, if you are doing a digital capture via 1394/firewire all that is happening is that the existing digital file (and levels!) are being transferred to the hard disk.

Volume changes would have to be accomodated in an editor or with analog capture.


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PeterGroom
Re: audio output from DV deck DSR-1500A
on Apr 16, 2005 at 11:32:40 am

HI Melissa

Its not true to say the "digital is always at unity gain" but generally this would usually be true. Professional grade vtrs do allow manipulation of in out levels on digital passes, but in my experience operators keep this on presets and adjust later.

This way, if its distorted on tape, the distortion will not be increased by any latter clipping by incorrect level adjustment. Lessening the output would not decrease any distortion (although i realise that distortion isnt your problem) as once clipping has occurred then all of the 000 and 111 in the digital datastream have become 1111 and clip has already occurred.

Like a ming vase dropped down stairs - a tube of superglue will fix the vase but never regain its lost value.

Peter

NB What are you editing in? Camnt you compensate / mix there


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