D800 - Using the mic input as a line input

Started Sep 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
freddyNZ Senior Member • Posts: 2,611
Re: D800 - Using the mic input as a line input

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.

(but you'd also need an adapter cable from from XLR -> TRS)

Or make one yourself:


Only a couple of $ worth of parts.

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