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Tom Maloney
camera return
on Oct 26, 2008 at 9:27:40 pm

Shooting a focus group with a Yamaha MG166C mixer. I am so used to getting a camera return from my trusty SD302. How could I get a return from a camera while using the Yamaha? Seems like a waste to hook up the 302 and the return cable for just using the return, any ideas?

Thanks
Tom


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Ty Ford
Re: camera return
on Oct 26, 2008 at 11:05:07 pm

Hello Tom and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

Keep it simple. If the yamaha mixer doesn't have return capabilities, plug headphones into the camera.

Regards,

Ty Ford

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Brian Reynolds
Re: camera return
on Oct 26, 2008 at 11:20:56 pm

Hi there, Print off a copy of the block diagram of the mixer
Follow the path back from the headphone o/p and use one of these inputs.
My suggestion is the 2TK return input/s with a feed from the camera.
Here is the link to the block diagram page then select the model of mixer.
I hope this helps...... Good luck

http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/ModelSeriesDetail/0,,CNTI...



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Ty Ford
Re: camera return
on Oct 27, 2008 at 12:20:39 am

"My suggestion is the 2TK return input/s with a feed from the camera."

Careful in choosing what audio output you choose from the camera. The headphone output is designed with an impedance and level to drive headphones.
If you drive another audio stage like a tape input with a headphone output, the level and impedance mismatches could result in a change in frequency response and/or distortion.

If the camera has -10 prosumer level outputs, though, it might work if you could run that one input to the mixer's headphone out all by itself.

Your 302 is looking better all the time.

Regards,

Ty Ford

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Brian Reynolds
Re: camera return
on Oct 27, 2008 at 2:23:10 am

While Ty is true and correct about impedance and level matching of the return signal, how many of us have checked the impedance of the camera we are using? (and wouldn't different makes and models different anyway)
Ok.. we level match so we can switch at the mixer between send and return with similar level in the headphones.
Im just more concerned about that there is a signal being recorded and coming back than in an "impedance mismatch that could result in a change in frequency response".


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