Kinemini audio problem – terrible humbling noise

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  • #742

    Anonymous

    I have terrible humbling noise when i plug my rdoe NTG 3 with USB dual pre preamplifier to Kinemini,

    Theres no noise when I record from preamplifier with Tascam dr-100 recorder

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6RiiV-L7No&feature=youtu.be

    #1052

    harrisoncj
    Participant

    My camera sounds the same way with my rode mic. I always sync with an external recorder and I only use it for a scratch track so I have never really paid attention to it. I checked today because of this post.

    For a scratch track it’s perfectly fine. For primary audio recording – not so much.

    #1053

    SaxRix
    Participant

    Yea I believe even Kinefinity recommend only using the KineMINIs audio capabilities for a scratch track only. Which I would always do anyway.

    #1054

    Anonymous

    Well I’ll be using my dr-100,

    but at least DSLR level in camera audio is a must for camera of this range!

    #1055

    chriskellyfilm
    Participant

    Are these problems happening with or without the Pro Audio module?

    Has anyone any experience recording audio on board with the module installed?

    #1056

    SaxRix
    Participant

    The Pro Audio Module is only for the KineMAX so nobody has it for the KineMINI. As for the humming, I am sure it is something to do with the preamp within the camera, similar to the Canon 60D with a Rode video mic plugged in, you get humming. So I think this might be able to be fixed with a firmware update.

    #1057

    Anonymous

    i hope they will fix it soon!

    #1058

    imagetemps
    Participant

    Hello

    Rode microphone is a lousy microphone with an extremely low electric level.

    Definitely, the camera shouldn’t be considered as a good mic preamp. It should be used for plugging a wireless receiver like Evolution from Sennheiser… Rode microphone is a very very basic tool that has nothing to deal with what your looking for in the Kinemini as a camera. If you want a sound following your expectations in terms of color and resolution etc. The you’ll have to buy a good preamp system like Sound Device MixPre or Sonosax SXM32 (to me… the best preamps for a small portable mixer!).

    All the best

    Erwan Kerzanet

    http://www.imagetempsproductions.fr

    #1059

    Anonymous

    imagetemps wrote:

    Hello

    Rode microphone is a lousy microphone with an extremely low electric level.

    Definitely, the camera shouldn’t be considered as a good mic preamp. It should be used for plugging a wireless receiver like Evolution from Sennheiser… Rode microphone is a very very basic tool that has nothing to deal with what your looking for in the Kinemini as a camera. If you want a sound following your expectations in terms of color and resolution etc. The you’ll have to buy a good preamp system like Sound Device MixPre or Sonosax SXM32 (to me… the best preamps for a small portable mixer!).

    All the best

    Erwan Kerzanet

    http://www.imagetempsproductions.fr

    I’m using a preamp – ART USB Dual Pre, I’m not plugging NTG3 directly. It’s a very good low noise preamp

    #1060

    imagetemps
    Participant

    Hello

    I will test audio inputs asap!

    Erwan

    #1061

    Anonymous

    great!

    waiting or your results

    #1062

    imagetemps
    Participant

    Hello

    I finally did a test with audio. I used a Sennheiser Evolution G3 with a symmetrical cable and a minijack to plug in the camera. It is strange but it seems that sending the same signal on both channel of the stereo input cut the audio inputs. If I send the signal only in one channel it works. I’ll make a cable for this. I’ve set up the camera audio level on -15dB. Audio quality was good enough for a guide track and to get my sync operational with “Plural Eyes”

    Best regards

    Erwan Kerzanet

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