Auto audio levels in URSA Mini Pro

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Auto audio levels in URSA Mini Pro

PostThu Jan 24, 2019 11:25 am

Hello,

would be a nice feature in some situations (as ENG work) to have an automatic audio level feature in camera that does the work. What do you think?

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Re: Auto audio levels in URSA Mini Pro

PostThu Jan 24, 2019 6:55 pm

No, most audio auto level systems, crank up the gain during quite moments, and add gain noise to the sound track, is the formof a hissing sound, or over amplify the background sounds. You are better off with a good limiter circuit in the audio mic preamp. This is why I use a Sound Devices MicPre/D you get a great limiter as well as excellent mic preamps.
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Re: Auto audio levels in URSA Mini Pro

PostSat Jan 26, 2019 5:50 pm

@Denny Smith:
I agree that clearly its better to have some external audio recording running. But in some situations I miss this auto level feature that e.g. the FS7 has implemented.

Maybe there is a way to add this option into the menus as an update?
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Re: Auto audio levels in URSA Mini Pro

PostSat Jan 26, 2019 8:33 pm

Not likely, as audio ALC is a hardware feature, as are limiters, as well as firmware control. If the hardware doesn’t support an audio feature, firmware will not be able either.
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