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  • Chris Tompkins

    October 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Man, I can’t believe how small the audio control knobs are on the 170. What a pain. When u shoot a live event or have 2 different lines coming in you need to adjust the levels while recording. Turning those tiny little knobs are small amount are very difficult.

    Has anyone come up with a modification for those knobs?

    Anyone else feel these are to small for normal people?

    Chris Tompkins
    Video Atlanta

  • Fernando Mol

    October 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I use my nail.

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  • Dan Brockett

    October 25, 2010 at 1:21 am

    I just use the tip of my finger, works fine.

    Dan Brockett

    A Producer Who Is Also A DP? Yep, that’s Me.

    http://www.danbrockett.com

  • Miodrag Ristic

    October 25, 2010 at 1:37 am

    It is a pain…

    But my bigger problem is judging how hot my audio is or it isn’t.
    I’m used to Canon where you could really see how far it can go and in addition to that
    there is a color (green, orange & red) to see how hot/high your audio actually is.

    Or I’m missing some menu settings somewhere?

    http://www.digitalvideovault.com.au

  • Chris Tompkins

    October 25, 2010 at 10:56 am

    no, your right, the audio levels could be more definitive for sure.
    I aim for around that second bar, some above is good. It does indicate peak (too much) when you hit it.

    I might glue a little bump on those pesky little dials…

    Chris Tompkins
    Video Atlanta

  • Dan Brockett

    October 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    The first bar in the audio meters is -20dB, the second is -12dB.

    I agree, the color of the warnings on the sound meters leaves a little to be desired. I miss real VU meters like I had on my Betacam but nothing uses those anymore.

    Dan

    A Producer Who Is Also A DP? Yep, that’s Me.

    http://www.danbrockett.com

  • Miodrag Ristic

    October 25, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks Dan, that helps.

    http://www.digitalvideovault.com.au

  • Dan Brockett

    October 26, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Yes, it would be nice if they labeled them but at least they have two segments. If you know what they are then they are at least somewhat useful.

    Dan

    A Producer Who Is Also A DP? Yep, that’s Me.

    http://www.danbrockett.com

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