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  1. Thanks R&G. It just surprised me that Sennheiser seem to have a pretty fundamentally different way of building the MKE1 and ME2, despite the obvious difference in quality of capsule, cable, etc. Both of these mics are designed for the same transmitters. Just for anyone searching in the future, I got a Rode VXLR Pro and this works with all three mics. It's also about five times heavier than the Deity D-XLR, which now seems more like a passive adaptor to me. I suspect the Deity is a very different design and isn't supplying power in the same way - maybe it's doing something clever with specific Deity mics.
  2. Hi all. I've seen a number of reviews for the various 3.5mm > XLR adaptors that convert phantom power to low voltage power for lav mics which all suggest things are straightforward, even when mixing manufacturers. I'm getting very variable results. I got the Deity D-XLR to experiment with. It doesn't work with a RodeLink Lav nor with a Sennheiser ME2, but it DOES work with a Sennheiser MKE1. Could this be a difference in how they're wired, or in the power they require? I understand the D-XLR isn't designed for anything but a few Deity mics, but if it powers and works with MKE1, I'm scratching my head. If anyone has any thoughts, I'd appreciate it. I'm happy to buy a Rode VXLR and keep experimenting, but I'd like to understand more and it's hard to find details of how these things are wired. I'm aware Sennhesier have their own £170+ adaptor. Ultimately, I'm trying to build a kit of affordable wired lav mics, adapted from 3.5mm, ideally buying used.
  3. Thanks all. As suspected. Something for clients to understand and be warned of.
  4. I'm seeing this in lots of stage footage from different cameras (including a camera original file I downloaded from the ZCam E2). See screen grabs from a concert below. I haven't seen this kind of clipping occurring with other colours. Any thoughts?
  5. Thanks. I think this confirms my general point - how many owners of a cheap HDMI monitor can measure residual battery voltage? I think I'd accept the limitations of a percentage display rather than watching out for 'somewhere' below 7v!
  6. Hi all. I've just picked up a little Portkeys P6 monitor, which is surprisingly good. For battery level, they've used voltage instead of percentage. I understand this is traditional for higher end gear and probably more meaningful for some, but it seems unhelpful for the kind of users the monitor will attract. Is there a particular calculation or strategy for interpreting this? A full LP-E6 shows 8.2v and the monitor 'operating voltage' states 7-24v, so is it just a matter of looking out for the level dropping towards 7v? Many thanks
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