Hi, can anyone out there help me please ? As a hobby I video a concert where the sound is produced for the audience through a mixer (Pro mixer).
My camera is a Sony HVR-Z1
Historically I film the entire 3 hour show onto around 5 tapes, at the same time the show audio is recorded onto CD's via the show mixer.
Then at edit stage using Pinnacle Studio, I dub the CD recorded audio onto the finished film whilst at the same time keeping the audio from the mike for audience reaction between acts.
It will be appreciated that although the end result is very good quality audio by the time I have sorted the best acts from three performances I am close to cracking up !!!
So, I am desperate to make my life easier and hoping someone can tell me if the following scenario is possible ?
I wish to connect a mike to input 1 and the mixer desk to input 2 on my Z1, then record all the footage onto a Firestore FS-4 Pro HD. I am going to try to use the camera gain controls to mix the audio as I film.
Is this a good idea? or should I be looking to buy a Mix-Pre or something similar to mix before the camera? as this is a hobby I don't want to spend too much.
This is a very hopeful Bob, now off to find some more headache tablets