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A Most Useful Device For Anyone Wishing For Serious Quality Sound From a Compact Camcorder,
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This review is from: Beachtek DXA - 2T Audio compact Adapter for Camcorder with Microphone, Line Input (2 x XLR Passive) (Electronics)
This is a really useful gadget for those wishing for high quality sound to match the calibre of the latest breed of Full HD camcorders.
My personal preference is to record sound using external microphones, which I run through the BEACHTEK DXA-2T, which facilitates the use of the several professional microphones that I have in my collection, which I prefer to run through a mixer.
A particular attribute of this device is that it will place two mono tracks on a recording, which can prove to be quite time-consuming, especially when attempting to achieve this using conventional software.
It also allows two microphones to be connected to the camcorder at the same time.
It is important to mention that this particular version of the Beachtek does not provide phantom power for condenser mikes, but there are other versions that do.
It must also be mentioned that phantom power can be implemented by passing the signal through a mixer which facilitates phantom power, which is my preferred means of operating this device.
I rarely use this facility without a mixer, as I prefer some means of enabling additional control over the sound, but from my own experience would recommend it to others, especially if they have access to quality sound equipment, which they would wish to use in order to enhance the professionalism of their film-making using compact HD camcorders.