Forums: Skydiving Disciplines: Photography and Video:
cx110 low audio volume

 


jumpsalot-2  (D 33093)

Mar 11, 2013, 6:27 PM
Post #1 of 8 (665 views)
Shortcut
cx110 low audio volume Can't Post

Using my cx110 for tandem vids, during any interviews, my voice is at a fair volume (could be louder). The people I'm interviewing are 5 to 10 feet from me, and some can barely be heard. I realize some are just soft spoken, and oncoming wind noise might be diluting the audio. I set the mic(s) to "zoom mic" daily. It doesn't help. I don't see another adjustment mode. I use a box on my helmet, but have drilled two large holes ( 3/8" ) in front of the two mics. The two mics seem to be fully exposed and face forward. Any suggestions ? Thanks, Mike


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Mar 11, 2013, 7:04 PM
Post #2 of 8 (625 views)
Shortcut
Re: [jumpsalot-2] cx110 low audio volume [In reply to] Can't Post

Set the level to "normal" in the menu. This applies compression. However, if there is a box/housing on the camera, then sounds within the box will be made to be as loud as sounds outside the box.

"Zoom" is merely a frequency notch, there is no "zoom" with microphones like there is with glass/lenses, so this feature isn't helping you.


jumpsalot-2  (D 33093)

Mar 11, 2013, 7:26 PM
Post #3 of 8 (620 views)
Shortcut
Re: [DSE] cx110 low audio volume [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the reply. I have experimented with "normal volume", just yesterday (Sunday) in fact, and at other times. I'll go back to normal volume for awhile and see how things go. I've been using this cam for tandem vids for a full year and have tried everything I could think of or read in the manual, and the volume problem persists....Unsure


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Mar 11, 2013, 7:28 PM
Post #4 of 8 (618 views)
Shortcut
Re: [jumpsalot-2] cx110 low audio volume [In reply to] Can't Post

post a pic of the box/cam setup?


jumpsalot-2  (D 33093)

Mar 11, 2013, 7:32 PM
Post #5 of 8 (617 views)
Shortcut
Re: [DSE] cx110 low audio volume [In reply to] Can't Post

I will, it's at the DZ, so I'll get a pic Weds. or Thurs. (closed Mon. / Tues. )....Smile


parachutist  (D 25468)

Mar 11, 2013, 11:30 PM
Post #6 of 8 (594 views)
Shortcut
Re: [jumpsalot-2] cx110 low audio volume [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
I will, it's at the DZ, so I'll get a pic Weds. or Thurs. (closed Mon. / Tues. )....Smile

I like using an external sony mic with my cx100. It cleans the sound right up.
(Edit) erm, nevermind.. I just saw there's no hot shoe on the cx110


(This post was edited by parachutist on Mar 11, 2013, 11:37 PM)


jumpsalot-2  (D 33093)

Mar 13, 2013, 7:02 PM
Post #7 of 8 (525 views)
Shortcut
Re: [DSE] cx110 low audio volume [In reply to] Can't Post

I enlarged the two existing 3/8" holes from in front of the two mics, and opened the lower front of the box. It is now one long rectangle maybe 1 1/4" wide by a 1/2 tall. Both mics are now FULLY exposed. I shot three tandem vids today, and the volume on the finished product is loud and clear........although one guy was so nervous he could barely get out a whisper during interviews.........until after he landed.....SmileSmileSmile. Thanks for your feedback.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Mar 13, 2013, 8:33 PM
Post #8 of 8 (514 views)
Shortcut
Re: [jumpsalot-2] cx110 low audio volume [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
I enlarged the two existing 3/8" holes from in front of the two mics, and opened the lower front of the box. It is now one long rectangle maybe 1 1/4" wide by a 1/2 tall. Both mics are now FULLY exposed. I shot three tandem vids today, and the volume on the finished product is loud and clear........although one guy was so nervous he could barely get out a whisper during interviews.........until after he landed.....SmileSmileSmile. Thanks for your feedback.

Thanks for letting us know, and congrats on finding the cure!



Forums : Skydiving Disciplines : Photography and Video

 


Search for (options)