Audio Recording Tip Using Bracketing

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🎧 Better sound tip 1: Bracketing ➡️➡️➡️ Here’s how to do audio bracketing in just a few steps 🎬 1) Connect DXA-MAX to your DSLR or mirrorless camera 2) Connect a mono microphone to one channel 3) Set the OUTPUT switch to MONO 4) Adjust primary channel to average 0dB 5) Adjust backup channel to to average -12dB 6) Record ➡️Get better sound on your videos with these easy steps, and you’ll have a backup audio track in case one channel blows out when you’re recording. @rode @beachtekaudio @panasonic #audioeditingtips #audioediting101 #filmmaking #dslrvideography

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Here is a pro tip that you can use for recording audio on your camera using the Beachtek DXA-MICRO PRO+ or DXA-MAX audio adapter. A common problem people often run into is getting distorted audio when the levels suddenly change and become too hot.

To prevent this, you can use a simple technique called bracketing to set the second channel at a lower level to serve as a backup.

1) Connect your mono microphone to the adapter and be sure to set the OUTPUT switch to MONO to record to both channels.

2) Do a sound check and set the primary channel to read no more then 0dB on the VU meter

3) Set the backup channel to a lower level of about -12dB on the VU meter

You are now set to record audio.

When you do the playback and if you find that the primary channel is distorted in any way, you can simply switch to the backup channel which should be clean.

This simple technique will ensure you always have a usable audio track.