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Dan Peikin
Wireless mic no sound
on Jul 4, 2012 at 10:46:12 am

Hello, I recorded a wedding using a (pretty cheap) wireless mic. All the right switches/lights were on and the batteries were new, however on the playback all I get for audio is a soft "under water" sound. Total bummer! I doubt it, but I was wondering if anyone knows if the actual wedding audio could exist somewhere in the camera (I was recording with the cam's built in memory) or do I just have to face the music? Thanks so much!


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Peter Groom
Re: Wireless mic no sound
on Jul 4, 2012 at 3:34:50 pm

Were you wearing headphones to confirm good audio at the camera
Peter

Post Production Dubbing Mixer


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Craig Alan
Re: Wireless mic no sound
on Jul 4, 2012 at 5:18:47 pm

It is possible that it is a playback issue. When you play it back from the camera do the cam's meters respond in a pattern you had expected? If so it might be recorded to a channel that is not being played back due to a cam setting. Always do a mike check from the cam's headphone port or RTN in from the mixer and always play back some test footage at the location. If possible play it back on a monitor and speaker system rather than just the cam's headphone output since cam's HP amps usually suck.

Hopefully since you were using cheap equipment this was not for a lot of money. You might consider recording some interviews or a V.O. while the bride or whomever watches the edited visuals to use as a sound track. Or if these were interviews about the bride and groom you can always reshoot. Just admit to the bride that technical problems ruined the audio track.

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Dan Peikin
Re: Wireless mic no sound
on Jul 6, 2012 at 2:42:37 pm

Thanks guys. I'll try to see if it is a playback issue but I'm not hopeful. I appreciate the help.


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Peter Groom
Re: Wireless mic no sound
on Jul 5, 2012 at 8:06:40 am

Another thing i cant believe about this.
Why would anyone ONLY use a radio. Its the most likely to let you down (no matter how expensive) compared to a wired mic. Surely with the opportunity to record 2 channels of audio your put the radio on 1 channel and another audio source on the other????

Peter

Post Production Dubbing Mixer


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