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Streaming setup (erm, for a friend).

Postby shufflebeat » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:22 am

A local radio buddy has asked me the best way to get audio from his Yamaha mg12xu into his Canon EOS 5d camera so he can put it into his laptop for streaming on FB.

Audio in is a 3.5mm TRRS (L, R, Cmn, +v) mic input with a software attenuator. According to the only diagram I can find the sleeve provides DC voltage for an external mic.

In the absence of experience logic suggests setting the attenuator to it's lowest setting and sending a signal from either the monitor out (TS x2 - TRS) or headphone socket (TRS - TRS).

Or

Yamaha to PC via USB for audio and camera to PC separately.

Apart from me not being a VidBod and not knowing the conceptual frameworks I'm concerned that shorting the mic power might not be such a good idea.

Any thoughts on any aspect of this appreciated.
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Re: Streaming setup (erm, for a friend).

Postby blinddrew » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:31 am

Is he actually planning on live streaming (in which case I'd go line out to camera) or recording 'as live' and then broadcasting (in which case I'd record them separately and sync* in the computer)?

* remember to get a nice finger click or clap in there to sync to. :)
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Re: Streaming setup (erm, for a friend).

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:33 am

Does he need to record the sound to the camera ?

Personally, I'd record the sound to the PC then add the sound to the video during editing
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Re: Streaming setup (erm, for a friend).

Postby shufflebeat » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:29 pm

Cheers chaps.

We've had that conversation and he seems determined to do it live.
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Re: Streaming setup (erm, for a friend).

Postby shufflebeat » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:31 pm

blinddrew wrote:* remember to get a nice finger click or clap in there to sync to. :)

Ah, yes. I remember having that "a-ha!" moment myself.
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Re: Streaming setup (erm, for a friend).

Postby James Perrett » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:42 pm

shufflebeat wrote:Apart from me not being a VidBod and not knowing the conceptual frameworks I'm concerned that shorting the mic power might not be such a good idea.

It will almost certainly be fed via a resistor so won't be damaged if you use a TRS connector. It may be worth checking that there's no DC on the mic inputs either as it is fairly common to power small condenser mics by having around 5V DC superimposed on the mic signal.
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Re: Streaming setup (erm, for a friend).

Postby shufflebeat » Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:31 pm

Nice, ta muchly.
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