Headsets for live events

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Jparis

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Headsets for live events

PostThu Jan 10, 2019 1:54 pm

Hi,

Just new to the forum. We use an ATEM 2M/E 4K together with Studio Converter and Camera Converters.

I love this config with the fiber runs and everything I need included but I wonder why BMD choose the "exotic" intercom headsets connections instead the 4 or 5 pin XLR standard in this business.

I have two questions for you:

1.- ¿Specs for the headset and mic on the Camera Converter? I found that the ones that runs OK are the Apple iphone earbuds with mic, but those are not well suited for noisy environments so I would like to adapt it to a standard headset but found that the audio you get in the headphones is very low, it seems the amplifier inside the Converter is made to feed a very low impedance headphone and as you raise the impedance you loose power... Same goes to the mic, I can't find a professional headset that feeds the mic line OK, I get distortion or saturation pops or low audio...

2.- ¿Specs for the headset and mic on the Studio Converter? Same thing here, less problems with the headphones in this case as the internal amplifier seems to be more powerful but the XLR mic input needs to be feed right to work as I have almost the same problems that on the Camera Converter, very low audio or very saturated with lot of pops, etc.

If you have any advice about a more or less standard headsets that work fine with these units, please let me know

Many thanks and have a nice year!
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Robert Betzner

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Re: Headsets for live events

PostFri Jan 11, 2019 10:21 am

You could get one of these:

https://www.amazon.de/Universal-Microph ... +converter

And add a simple headphone amplifier. Put all into a box, add a XLR4 or 5 Pin socket and make sure to get power for this setup anywhere. That should do the trick.

Cheers

Robert
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Kevin McGrath

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Re: Headsets for live events

PostSun Jan 13, 2019 11:46 pm

I just wish they would stick to one format of plug

Camera converter uses 1/8 inch stereo connectors
The studio fiber converters use 1/4 inch and aviation connectors or an 3 pin xlr
The new cameras use 4 pin xlr

Now I have to make adapters to make one headset to work on different equipment
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Re: Headsets for live events

PostMon Jan 14, 2019 10:51 am

Kevin McGrath wrote:The new cameras use 4 pin xlr

This is Industry standard for broadcasting.. The whole 3,5mm headset connection was a decision to keep the costs low for new users wanting to have talkback but do not want to spend tons of money into headsets.. A cheap headphone would work.

But was totally not use-able for all broadcast parties that use Heavy duty headsets like Clark, Peltor, Beyer.. ;)
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