D800 - Using the mic input as a line input

Started Sep 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
freddyNZ
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Re: D800 - Using the mic input as a line input
In reply to Chewyee, Sep 30, 2012

Chewyee wrote:

Hi there !! I am interested to know if anyone knows the process or gear involved in using the microphone input on the D800 (or any DSLR mic input for that matter) as a line input. ie an audio output from a mixer in the case of recording electronic drums etc plugging directly into the mic socket on the D800. As a technician, I understand the differences between the 2 input sources (line level being much higher than mic level) So just just wondering what nifty little adapter/converter I need to do this & where can I find one.

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-A15LA-input-adapter-XLR-F/dp/B0006NMSXS
(but you'd also need an adapter cable from from XLR -> TRS)

Or make one yourself:

http://circuits.radio-electronics.co/audio/speakers-systems/line-level-signal-to-microphone-input-adapter/

Only a couple of $ worth of parts.

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