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Hugh Hill
Sennheiser AVX System is way too loud on my GH5
on Jan 22, 2020 at 6:16:17 pm

Hi Cow folk hope you are all well : )


I have a quick question regarding using the Sennheiser AVX system (Lav mic on talent) and receiver into the GH5 gong from Hotshoe mount into the mic in.

My problem is that the sound is awful, it's way too loud and this is at the lowest in-camera mic setting which is -12dB
There is no way of adjusting the sound on the AVX system so I don't know what to do?

Does anyone know what I could do to make this work?

Thanks in advance.


atb


Hugh






"There are those who may,
And those who will,
Or so they say.
Lastly there are those special few,
Who say nothing -
But in their actions DO! (HH)


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Ty Ford
Re: Sennheiser AVX System is way too loud on my GH5
on Jan 22, 2020 at 7:54:56 pm
Last Edited By Ty Ford on Jan 22, 2020 at 7:56:42 pm

Hello Hugh and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

The output of the AVX receiver is variable.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/375153.pdf

Page 27.

Also: The automatic level control of the video camera
or the DSLR camera is active.

Deactivate the automatic level control of
the video camera or the DSLR camera.

Does that help?

Regards,

Ty Ford
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Hugh Hill
Re: Sennheiser AVX System is way too loud on my GH5
on Jan 22, 2020 at 11:09:15 pm

First of All,

Thank you Ty, I was banging my head against the wall I searched everywhere online and all I could come up with was that I needed a DMW-XLR1 which is‎ US$397.99 in Andorama (I'm in the UK but its about the same give or take.

I did what you said ( I must have missed that when I read the manual 2 years ago.) but it works, well sort of. I reduced it to -30 but its still kind of loud but if they talent speaks at their own natural way then it should be ok (fingers crossed)

I really would love as best as I can get and struggle to believe this is it using the AVX on the GH5 as in the camera it has been lowered to its minimum which is -12 (I don't think I cant get it any lower unless put the mic in the talents sock, now there's an idea!)

using my older G2's gives me a slightly better sound (a touch quieter but the antennas are beginning to come apart and I am worried that it would look tacky (Have ordered replacements though.)

I suppose I am going to have to do what I can with what I have but I just don't feel comfortable with this.

Do you think I should just say "what the heck" and dip into my cat's college funds?




I have read through the replies in the audio section you are amazing in the extent you go to help people.

Thank you Ty you are a real decent person.


Kudos to you.



Hugh

"There are those who may,
And those who will,
Or so they say.
Lastly there are those special few,
Who say nothing -
But in their actions DO! (HH)


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Ty Ford
Re: Sennheiser AVX System is way too loud on my GH5
on Jan 22, 2020 at 11:20:50 pm

Hugh,

Thanks for the nice words.

The best thing you can do is try it and find out. BTW, there's a thread about the AVX that needs to be done on some units to prevent them from clipping peaks occasionally.

https://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/30/877575

He has to send his units into Sennheiser for a firmware upgrade.

Regards,

Ty Ford
Cow Audio Forum Leader

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