Peter Engh SPLITMON 3 - Three Camera Splitter Box for ENGH 7
SPLITMON 3 - Three Camera Splitter
The SPLITMON 3 allows you to feed and monitor three camera decks from any field mixer with line levels outputs. Utilizing cabling from the popular ENGH M3 7-pin Quick Release Cable System the SPLITMON 3 is a Godsend on multi-camera shoots.
Custom transformers provide isolation and proper impedence matching. Ground lift switches are provided for the "B" and "C" outputs to help prevent ground loop hums and buzzes.
Listen to the program audio or individual tape monitor returns with ease. The Splitmon's premium quality rotary switch is sealed and extremely quiet with smooth action.
SPLITMON CONCEPT - The idea grew out of a need to integrate cabling and transformer isolation to multi-camera setups.
Included Accessory: HP-36 - 36" Mini 3.5mm TRS to 1/4" TRS cable for recorder return
Requires cabling of the ENGH M3 7-pin Quick Release Cable System:
(1) M3 7-pin Quick
Release cable set for "A" Camera
(3) M3-30X 7-pin Extension cables
(2) M3-Camera ends for "B" & "C" cameras
SPLITMON 3 Features:
XLR 7-pin connections for I/O
LINE LEVEL capacity; up to +24 dB
1/4" TRS Jack for Heaphones, returns may also be monitored through this jack
1/4" "AUX" jack for connecting a return monitor feed from a transcription recorder
Environmentally sealed, super quiet rotary monitor switch
Heavy duty construction, tough wrinkle powder coat finish with laser engraved markings
No power required - passive design
Dimensions: 2" x 6" x 4"
Weight: 22 oz. (625 g)
Includes HP-36 cable, 36" 3.5mm TRS Mini Stereo to 1/4" TRS Stereo for recorder return
Handcrafted in USA by Peter Engh
Simplicity: Toggle between (3) cameras and Transcription audio with the turn of the monitor rotary switch
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Field Use Notes for SPLITMON 3:
Set-up and breakdown is so easy you'll smile every time you use it. When the producer walks in and makes changes in your set, you simply unplug 7-pin cables and rearrange.
LESS NOISE & BETTER SOUND
With transformer isolation, each camera deck has its own feed. The mixer outputs are properly loaded and the camera inputs are well matched.
"Lift" means to "break" or "cut" part of the ground circuit. When feeding a second or third camera there may be more than one ground path. This happens when you add BNC cables and AC powering to an already complicated audio circuit. Buzzes and hums are the result of these multiple grounds acting as antennas or noise pickups. Dimmers for lighting are notorious noise generators that prey on these complex cabling situations. A ground lift switch gives you a tool for reducing or eliminating unwanted noise.
What's the normal position of the switch? Usually you will start with the ground connected, or non-lifted. Listen to the return and select the seeting with the least amount of noise.
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