Audio drops on camera

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

  1. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    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

    Dec 16, 2008
    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).


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