My solution is a bit more expensive, but solves multiple problems ... a
wireless microphone kit with an adapter to any XLR mic. The Azden kit's
XLR adapter will phantom power any single microphone.
I own a wireless mic set because I need one, the phantom power is a
bonus. It's more expensive than just using a mixer into the camera, but
it's a lot easier to use in the field and is 100% battery powered.
Jan McLaughlin wrote:
> Ah - yes - the USB powering. Shite.
> Good catch :)
> The interface would work with cable tho - it does have a mini stereo out and
> On 12/2/07, Frank Carver <frank@...> wrote:
>> Sunday, December 2, 2007, 12:56:36 PM, David King wrote:
>>> Hmm.. that's true - it's basically a fancy volume knob. Cool idea!
>>> On Dec 2, 2007 5:05 AM, Jan McLaughlin <jannie.jan@...> wrote:
>>>> "CEntrance Inc. MicPort Pro - Compact USB Microphone Preamp
>>>> with 48V Phantom Power for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista"
>>>> This seems like a pretty cool device for those of us who have or want
>>>> condenser mics that require 48V power.
>>>> While it is designed to be used between the condenser mic and a
>>>> based on my reading of its specs, you could use this to interface a pro
>>>> condenser mic with your video camera, and obviate the need to put a
>>>> expensive mixer in the signal chain in order to power the mic.
>> Maybe I'm mistaken, but this doesn't look at all suitable for
>> on-camera use (unless you have a camera with a powered USB input -
>> something I have never encountered myself).
>> Essentially this device seems to be a standard USB bus-powered preamp,
>> just in a cylindrical casing with an XLR on the end. The giveaway is
>> that the phantom power must come from somewhere, and this device has
>> no battery.
>> Frank Carver http://www.makevideo.org.uk
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