Wireless audio of house system

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P.Gallagher
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I have a lot of concerts coming up to film and I wanted to ask is there any way to get a feed from the main audio mixer used through to my camera via a Sennheiser G2 kit or similar, so the same receiver will work that I already own a few of.

I also heard at hotels when doing weddings that some videographers can use their own hand held wireless mic so it works through the hotels PA system and still goes straight to a receiver on the camera, the only info they could give me was the brand of the mic was Sennheiser, any help would be great if the same kit can work for both.

Thanks in advance

Paul

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pkbristol
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I've done exactly what you want to do, with my Sennheiser kit. (EW100)
I plugged my transmitter into the sound desk and receiver on my cam.
Is this what you mean ?
It worked a treat.

Sample on the link below, Kiss Me Kate.

vimeo.com/paulkellett

I went to my local electronics store,Maplin, and bought a selection of leads,ie 3.5mm jack into phono,then for the other end of the lead,ie the sound desk end, phono to xlr and phono to 1/4 inch jack, so hopefully i've got all configurations/connections for the future for taking from sound desks.

Paul.

P.Gallagher
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Thanks Paul,

That sound is really great, I know on the camera if you have a line feed coming into the XLR you have to change a switch or setting on the camera, is there anything like this to be changed on the transmitter?

You just plug out the mic and fit one of the other leads, simple as this?

Does maplins have the same plug as on the mic that plugs in and then screws tight, or is the 3.5mm jack a good enough connection just plugged in?

I know its not going to be moved about like someone wearing it.

Thanks

Paul

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pkbristol
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On the transmitter where it pligs in it says line/mic in. There isn't anything to change in the menu.

Maplins just sells a push in 3.5mm jack.

This is what i bought

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=43149&criteria=xlr&doy=25m5

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=43162&criteria=xlr&doy=25m5

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=218491&criteria=phono&doy=25m5

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=991&criteria=jack&doy=25m5

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=34196&criteria=3.5mm jack&doy=25m5

Link them up with a rca lead and you've got all possible connections available.
All this cost me £17

Paul

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Also you could run a recorder at the mixer as well as a back-up to the radio link, I use a mini disc to do this but also have a sony d-50 flash recorder on order to enable sep recording.

P.Gallagher
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pkbristol wrote:
On the transmitter where it pligs in it says line/mic in. There isn't anything to change in the menu.

Maplins just sells a push in 3.5mm jack.

This is what i bought

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=43149&criteria=xlr&doy=25m5

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=43162&criteria=xlr&doy=25m5

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=218491&criteria=phono&doy=25m5

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=991&criteria=jack&doy=25m5

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=34196&criteria=3.5mm jack&doy=25m5

Link them up with a rca lead and you've got all possible connections available.
All this cost me £17

Paul

Thanks Paul, you have been a great help, love your EX1 footage on Vimeo.

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P.Gallagher
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JGNattrass wrote:
Also you could run a recorder at the mixer as well as a back-up to the radio link, I use a mini disc to do this but also have a sony d-50 flash recorder on order to enable sep recording.

This would also be a good job as the signal in some churches can be poor enough with thick stone walls.

Thanks
Paul

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pkbristol
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P.Gallagher wrote:
Thanks Paul, you have been a great help, love your EX1 footage on Vimeo.

No problem.
I wouldn't know half of what i know if it wasn't for forums like this, so i enjoy passing help on if i can.

Do you mean the picture and sound quality of the vimeo clips ?
Or some clips in particular ?

Paul.

P.Gallagher
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pkbristol wrote:
No problem.
I wouldn't know half of what i know if it wasn't for forums like this, so i enjoy passing help on if i can.

Do you mean the picture and sound quality of the vimeo clips ?
Or some clips in particular ?

Paul.

The Kiss me kate footage you shot with the EX1, very good detail in it compared to my Z1 footage, I can't get my clips to play back as good as that on Vimeo, they jump every 10 seconds and look like they all need to be de-interlaced or something http://www.vimeo.com/tag:pgvideos

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