Adjusting the Audio Recording Level XF705
Article ID: ART172684 | Date published: 12/18/2018 | Date last updated: 12/18/2018
 

Description

Adjusting the Audio Recording Level  XF705

Solution

Adjusting the Audio Recording Level
You can adjust the audio recording level of analog audio sources from the INPUT terminals, external microphones connected to the MIC terminal and the built-in microphone. For the INPUT terminals (analog
sources) and MIC terminal, you can set the audio recording level to automatic or manual adjustment independently for each channel or for CH1/CH2 and CH3/CH4 as a set*.
The audio recording level of digital audio sources (AES/EBU) from the INPUT terminals cannot be adjusted.
The audio recording level of the built-in microphone can only be adjusted for a pair of channels (CH1/CH2 or CH3/CH4) as a set.
* Requires linking the audio level adjustment (ALC) of CH1/CH2 or CH3/CH4

Operating modes:

Automatic Audio Level Adjustment for CH1 or CH2
 
Set the  (audio level) switch of the desired channel to A (automatic) to let the camcorder automatically adjust that channel’s audio level.

Manual Audio Level Adjustment for CH1 and/or CH2
You can set the audio level for each channel manually from – to +18 dB.
1 Set the (audio level) switch of the desired channel to M (manual).
2 Turn the corresponding dial to adjust the audio level.
  • For reference, the 0 corresponds to , 5 corresponds to 0 dB, and 10 corresponds to +18 dB.
  • As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level meter on the screen will go to the right of the –18 dB mark (one mark right of the –20 dB mark) only occasionally.
  • Closing the protective cover will prevent the audio controls from being changed inadvertently.

Audio Level Adjustment for CH3 and/or CH4
1 Select [Audio Rec Level CH3], [Audio Rec Level CH4] or [Audio Rec Level CH3/CH4].

2 Select [Automatic] or [Manual] and then press SET.
  • If you selected [Automatic], the rest of the procedure is not necessary. If you selected [Manual], continue the procedure to set the audio recording level.
3 Select [CH3 Level], [CH4 Level] or [CH3/CH4 Level].

4 Push the joystick up/down to set the audio recording level and then press SET.
  • For reference, 0 corresponds to , 50 corresponds to 0 dB, and 100 corresponds to +18 dB.
  • As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level meter on the screen will go to the right of the –18 dB mark (one mark right of the –20 dB mark) only occasionally
Linking the audio level adjustment of CH1/CH2 or CH3/CH4
  • When both CH1 and CH2, or CH3 and CH4, are set to the INPUT terminals or MIC terminal and to the same type of analog audio source (external line input or external microphone), you can use the setting to link the audio level
adjustment of both channels.
• When CH1 and CH2 are linked, you can use the CH1 (audio level) switch and dial to affect both
CH1 and CH2. When CH3 and CH4 are linked, you can use the [Audio Rec Level CH3/CH4] and [CH3/CH4
Level] settings to affect both CH3 and CH4.
Audio peak limiter
• If at least one of the channels is set to the INPUT terminals, an analog audio source and manual audio level
adjustment, you can activate the audio limiter to lessen audio distortions. When activated, the audio limiter
will limit the amplitude of audio input signals when they start to distort. Use the 


NOTES
  • We recommend using headphones when adjusting the audio level. If the input level is too high, audio may become distorted even if the audio level indicator shows an appropriate level.
  • If you set an assignable button to [Audio Level Indicator], you can press the button to turn the onscreen audio level indicator on and off.