How to go line into mic on a Video Camera?

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2017/03/17 19:18:49 (permalink)

How to go line into mic on a Video Camera?

I have an older Panasonic video camera with a 3.5 mm stereo mic input.  I want to go out from a mixer into the camera.  How much attenuation is needed?  I see products that are 50dB (Shure A15LA Line Adapter) and others that are 25dB and 35dB.
Any product recommendations from experience?  I want to be able to mix the output from my audio interface with that of a microphone and keep the “audio” stereo (i.e., not mix the mic on one side and “audio” on the other at the camera).
Dave
P.S. I set the internal gain on the camera as low as it would go and brought the faders down in Sonar and it was still distorting when I went directly out from my Delta 1010 into the camera.   

Dave

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    craigb
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    Re: How to go line into mic on a Video Camera? 2017/03/18 01:46:06 (permalink)
    Not sure what you're attempting, but...  Here's two thoughts.
     
    1)  I'm guessing the camera is expecting mic level so could you maybe send the audio out a side-chain like you would to an outboard effects unit?  (Stereo Send/Return)
     
    ..or..
     
    2)  Send the audio into a video processor (I like Filmora, about $60 for a lifetime license with free upgrades) as a separate source from the video from the camera and then match them up?

     Craig B. (AKA Mishikakiji!  )  
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    Re: How to go line into mic on a Video Camera? 2017/03/18 02:47:31 (permalink)
    This is what I ordered:
     
    http://www.sescom.com/product.asp?item=LN2MIC-50DB&LN2MIC-50DB
     
    I plan on going line out from my audio interface into a mixer.  What I want to be able to do is sit at my mixing desk and create a video speaking into a mic and mix it with the audio from a project in real time.  Sort of like an instructional video.  What I think I am attempting ... is to bring the mix of the mic and the audio out of my Mackie board and drop it down to mic level before going into the camera.
     
    I don't do much in the way of video or even know much about it but apparently I am not the only person who needs the ability to go line level into the 3.5 mm (aka 1/8") mic jack on a camera.  The different attenuations (as far as I can tell) are just for matching different gear (there is a 25dB attenuator for going from a Zoom to a camera). 
     
    I figure the 50dB attenuator is my best bet as I will be able to adjust the gain at several points before it gets to the camera.

    Dave

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    Re: How to go line into mic on a Video Camera? 2017/03/18 04:39:54 (permalink)
    You might get more results posting in the Sonar or Hardware forum.
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