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Old 25th December 2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default XLR-F to XLR-M how to? 2 or 3 lines + Shield???

Guys, I just want to connect portable field mixer with camera.
Source: Sound Devices Mix Pre-D.

Should I connect all three pins OUT with all three pins IN (in camera) &
shield connect only to pin 1 on the mixer side and not connect it on the camera side???

In my opinion it's right solution for balanced connect.
Current should not flows through shield; Am I right?

I just only found in internet balanced connect with three pins & 2 lines + Shield. What about 3 lines + shield?

Please, resolve my problem. THX
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Old 25th December 2013, 09:37 PM   #2
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Pins 2 and 3 are the one's that count the shield is just a shield ,try it and see if it works ok ,if it has hum connect the shield to pin 1 on one end and and if it doesn't go away connect the other end to the other pin 1,This is why you find a switch on some equipment for the ground,
I hope this helps and if you need some more info try RANE.com they have a good article on xlr connections,

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Old 25th December 2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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Now I have to check how "Switch to Ground" works...

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Old 25th December 2013, 10:05 PM   #4
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XLR = 1,2,3 = ground, left, right

So pin 1 is ground/shield, pin2 is hot, pin 3 is common

XLR females are always inputs. (if your question is about input/output)
I assume you're taking the stereo signal from the camera to a recorder so the camera should have a record out.

you can buy gender changers...
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Old 25th December 2013, 10:23 PM   #5
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Mixer is OUT, camera has INs.

I decided. Just 2 lines & shield.
Always works. Thx
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Old 26th December 2013, 09:02 PM   #6
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That's the answer for all my questions!!!
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