Here is an email from OTech reader, Mark. I’m stumped on this one, can any of my genius readers help? I know very little about wiring, any handy guys out there have a solution?
Do you know of any headphones with mic that has two channels? One for
monitoring your footage and the other for Push To Talk communication
For live gigs I do, a walkie talkie is a must but at the same time I
want to monitor the audio from my camera. I currently have a 5DmkII
with the JuiceLink DT454.
Any information would be great. I was thinking of making up but wanted
to check with the community first.
From what you’re telling me, I have a few thoughts:
1) I don’t know of anything on the market currently that would act as a solution for what you need: both audio monitoring and push to talk capabilities.
2) In order to DIY this and mock up a successful work around, I’d suggest taking into consideration a few things.
You want to monitor both your audio and a walkie talkie push-to-talk system simultaneously. You can’t do this without first splitting each source so that each goes into its own dedicated channel. Audio monitoring into the left channel and walkie talkie system into the right channel (for example).
For this, you must be sure to split your wires correctly. You don’t want to lose the ability to monitor both the left and right channels of your audio. Therefore, you need to somehow split the cable in a way where you can still hear the left and right channels within your audio feed. They’ll both have to go into one ear.
Next you’ll want to run the walkie talkie push-to-talk system into the other ear (left or right line).
Now just HOW you’ll do this, I have no clue. Haha..
Does this make sense? I’ll throw the question out to my readers and see if anyone has an answer! Some of these guys amaze me in the things they know. Hope we can find you a solution!
Am I close on this one? This isn’t my strong suit! Thanks for the help, you guys!audio, monitoring audio, push to talk, splitter, walkie talkie