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Adjusting The Audio Level; Manually Adjusting The Audio Levels Of The Audio Inputs From The Audio In Ch1/ch2 Connectors - Sony PDW-680 Operation Manual

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Adjusting the Audio
Level
Setting the AUDIO SELECT CH-1/CH-2
switches to AUTO automatically adjusts the input
levels of the audio signal to be recorded in audio
channels 1 and 2. You can also adjust the audio
level manually.
For audio channels 3 and 4, menu settings allow
you to select automatic adjustment, manual
adjustment, or fixed.
Target audio level for automatic audio level
adjustment
Make adjustment using –20 dB as the target level.
If the audio level meter shows a maximum level
of 0 dB, then it indicates that the input audio level
is excessive.
Target input
level
Manually adjusting the audio
levels of the audio inputs from the
AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors
With the XLR connection automatic detection
function being on, when a cable is connected to
the AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2 connector, the input
from these connectors is automatically selected
for audio recording. In this case, start the
operation from step 2.
You can turn on and off the XLR connection
automatic detection function on the AUDIO-1 page
of the MAINTENANCE menu.
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Adjusting the Audio Level

1
2
Excessive
input level
3
Correspondence between recording level
adjustments and audio level controls
On the AUDIO-3 page of the MAINTENANCE
menu, you can select which audio level control
controls the audio recording level of the input to
each of the AUDIO IN CH1/CH2 connectors. The
correspondences between the settings of the menu
items and the controls are as follows.
REAR1/WRR LEVEL: Audio recording level
Setting
SIDE1
FRONT
F+S1
0
F-RUN
SET
R-RUN
AUDIO SELECT
CH-1
PRESET
AUDIO IN
REGEN
CLOCK
WIRELESS
MIC LEVEL
control
To adjust the signal input to the AUDIO
IN CH1 or CH2 connector, set the
AUDIO IN CH-1 or CH-2 switch to
REAR.
To adjust both input signals, set both
switches to REAR.
Set the AUDIO SELECT switch(es)
corresponding to the channel(s) selected
in step 1 to MANUAL.
With the LEVEL control(s) for the
channel(s) selected in step 1, adjust so
that the audio level meter shows up to
–20 dB for a normal input volume.
of channel 1
Control
LEVEL (CH-1) control (on the left)
MIC LEVEL control
LEVEL (CH-1) control linked with
MIC LEVEL control.
3
LEVEL
10
0
10
CH-3
F
AUTO
R
W
MANUAL
2
CH-2
CH-4
FRONT
F
REAR
R
1
W

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