Audio drops on camera

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by puckhead193, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. puckhead193 macrumors G3

    puckhead193

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    NY
    #1
    Lately when using my stick mic the audio has been dropping. If I move the mic it drops off. Do you think its the mic (sennheiser M46) or the cable? I guess the easiest thing to do is buy another cable. When I bought it at B&H i needed cables so they gave me cables (Pearstone) Is there another brand of cables that is better. Do you think the mic broke?

    edit - i plugged my boom mic (sony ECMXM1) it came with NX5U and as i moved around I heard cracking noises, so i'm guessing its the crappy cables B&H sold me. Can anyone recommend good XLR cables. What do they use on broadcast stations?
     
  2. Leddy macrumors regular

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    Dec 16, 2008
    #2
    A lot of places make their own cables ... Canare or Mogami cable is well regarded, as are Neutrik connectors. If you are handy with a soldering iron you can make them yourself.

    Pin 1 SHIELD (ground), pin 2 HOT (positive) , pin 3 COLD (negative).

    Cheers.
     

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