The quest for good audio - PD150 vs GL2/MA300

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Ernest, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. Ernest

    Ernest Guest

    Have been dissappointed with the noise from my Sign Video XLR-PRO on TRV-900.
    Bypassing the XLR-PRO definately improves the audio. In looking for a second
    camera, I had settled on a GL2 with it's MA300 XLR adapter. However, AFAIK, the
    MA300 is unbalanced. With the PD150 on firesale, it's tempting to go with it
    instead of the GL2. I'm not sure if the PD150 is balanced but I could use the
    Phantom power.

    From strictly an audio perspective (I'm well read on the video differences
    thanks to the many postings here and elsewhere), can anyone give guidance on the
    PD150 XLR block vs the GL2 MA300?

    I use Sennheiser Evolution 100 wireless, Audio Technica 835b shotgun, and Studio
    Projects B1 condenser microphones.

    Ernest, Nov 27, 2003
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  2. On the 150 always use audio auto gain and mic noise reduction even with
    a separate mixer, oddly and thankfully, the auto gain is proportionately
    responsive to a line in level controlled source. The only time its worth
    going manual level is when you need to record in extraordinary loud
    ambience without a mixer.
    Moving Vision, Nov 27, 2003
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  3. I'm not sure what your audio requirements are, but if you need like
    studio quality sound for music DVDs or whatever, you may have to go
    double system. I believe any digital recorder would sync right up to
    your video, no problem. Then you can marry the tracks in the editing.

    Gary Eickmeier
    Gary Eickmeier, Nov 27, 2003
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