Quick camcorder/video question

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Hello all!

I am in the middle of creating a diet/fitness website and I am having a bit of an issue with video creation.

We wanted to get a wireless microphone for the personal trainer to clip on himself while he does the fitness videos.

The problem is I cannot find a wireless lapel microphone that is STEREO. The microphone I purchased will ONLY record in Mono which means when I produced the video you can only hear the sound out of the left speaker.

Here's the wireless microphone we already purchased that is only recording MONO sound:

Nady 351 VR-LT Video Wireless Microphone System w/Lavalier Mic (Freq: D, 209.15 MHz)

I am not a video guru and I just want to make simple videos that look good and have stereo sound.

Can any video guru please help me out?

Thanks,
Michael
#camcorder or video #question #quick
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    I think that mike koenigs has a recommendation for a good lapel mike on his traffic geyser site - its in the video that he shows you how to make pro videos for like $300 or something... I think he said you can get it at radio shack.
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  • Profile picture of the author terrapurus
    Strip out the audio and import it into Audacity. Duplicate the track and convert it to stereo (plenty of guides on how to do this). Import that track back into your video editing suite.
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    • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
      Originally Posted by terrapurus View Post

      Strip out the audio and import it into Audacity. Duplicate the track and convert it to stereo (plenty of guides on how to do this). Import that track back into your video editing suite.
      Ditto. That is your easy fix.

      Other than that ditch the garbage mic you have and upgrade to a Sennheiser or a more affordable AzdenAzden then just make sure that your audio cables are stereo and not mono... or you'll still have to use the tip above to fix it.

      If you want to record two people at once this is what I use:

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  • Profile picture of the author mr2monster
    A couple fixes:

    Either:
    1. Duplicate the audio track in whatever editing software you're using and then pan one to the Right. Or, if you can, just pan the single one into a "Center" track..


    Or:
    2. Go to radio shack and get yourself a mono y adapter ( 1/8" Mono Y-Adapter - RadioShack.com )

    Then get a Mono to Stereo adapter ( Aircraft 2" Adapter 1/8" Stereo Jack to 2 1/8" Mono Plugs - RadioShack.com )

    Then plug in a stereo line from the mono to stereo, into your camera/sound recorder.



    Right now, your mic would send a mono signal back to the receiver, which then would normally plug into your sound port.

    Instead, from your receiver, you'd plug that mono Y adapter into the output on your receiver... then plug in the mono to stereo adapter into that, and then plug your "stereo" cable into your recording device.

    (See my attachment for how I have mine)


    Keep in mind, this isn't true "stereo"... but no one's going to notice that.



    In my attachment, the silver parts are just reducers because my receiver uses 1/4" inputs and my recorder uses 1/8".. that shouldn't be a problem for you.
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