Canon XL-2 Audio Input Question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by iJED DV, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. iJED DV macrumors member

    iJED DV

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    Does anyone know if it's possible to mix the audio from the on-board omni-directional mic on a Canon XL-2 with a secondary mic plugged in the back? I read somewhere that the on-board mic feeds into both the left and right channel like the mic on the XL-1.
     
  2. jgcastillo macrumors newbie

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    Omni Mic

    The Omni Mic included on the XL2 it´s a Everything or nothing mic, in other words, you can´t record any more audio channels except those from the mic to the camera in 2-channel 16 bit audio mode. It´s, Front or XLR only.

    But...

    Switch to 12 Bit audio Mode to record four channels, now you can record the omni mic in stereo (channel 1-2) and 2 more in the XLR connectors. I find this a very nice way to keep ambiance and a direct mic(lavarier, boom) balance.

    Note: Final Cut can´t capture more than 2 audio channels at once from a dv source... Tip: Use a Media Firestore (expensive tip)...

    Good Luck!

    Gerry

    P.d. Check page 122 on the manual for the audio block...

    http://www.temple.edu/fma/referencelibrary/manuals/CanonXL2.pdf
     

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