Each set of Sennheiser G3 Wireless lavaliere mics contains a transmitter, which connects to the lavaliere microphone, and a receiver, which connects to the video camera. These mics are ideal for interviews or presentations, where a person wears the microphone by clipping it onto their clothes.
1. Channel Setting
Ensure that both your transmitter and receiver are on the same channel. Press one of the up/down arrows to display the channel if it is not currently shown.
The channel is displayed in the upper right hand corner in the form of one number followed by a decimal point and a second number.
2. Settings Menu
To check your settings, press SET and use UP/DOWN to see other settings categories.
3. Changing Settings
To change a setting, press SET to select the desired setting and then use UP/DOWN to change it.
4. Frequency Preset
To change frequency, go to Frequency Preset and select SET.
Select UP/DOWN to change the frequency preset. The numbers on the bottom are your current frequency. The highlighted number is the preset (e.g. 1, 2, etc.). Make sure the frequency numbers match on the transmitter and receiver.
If you have more than one set of mics, ensure that each set is on a different frequency (e.g. interviewer set to channel 2.1, subject set to channel 2.2)
If you see the word MUTE across the screen, press the ON/OFF button once to unmute the mic. Also ensure that the mute button on top of the transmitter is not set to MUTE.
Ensure that the following settings are in place when using the mics with the Canon XA10 cameras.
Squelch should be set to Low.
AF Out should be set to -18 dB (this setting is only on the receiver, which is the device that is plugged into the camera).
Sensitivity should be set to -30 dB (this setting is only on the transmitter, which is the device with the microphone).
Auto Lock should be set to Inactive.