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Ruby Gold
setting "mic gain level" on a DVX100B
on Jun 20, 2006 at 6:02:17 pm

I just bought a DVX100B and am reading the manual and choosing settings. I am using an external lav for my next few shoots and am confused by the choice of -50dB or -60dB as the mic gain setting. I'm used to my old Canon GL2 where I basically set audio levels to hover around -12dB as a person is talking. Can someone explain what these mic gain settings are for and what's the best setting to choose?
thanks-
Ruby



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Thax
Re: setting "mic gain level" on a DVX100B
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on Jun 20, 2006 at 9:15:49 pm

There is (obviously) a 10 dB difference in recording level (sensitivity) between the two settings.

You must simply TRY your mic under actual conditions.

If the level is too low at the -50 dB setting, set the camcorder to -60 dB (and vise versa).


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