Sportsball fans who are also electronics savvy - what is this?

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by DaveC426913, Nov 21, 2021.

  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Any body have a clue what that little device is that man is holding near the ground?

    It's got two connectors, so presumably one is power the other is signal, but is that signal in or signal out?

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  3. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

    Might be a device for sending the mic signal to the sound engineer.
    Looks like it's hooked up to the guy getting interviewed.
    Would make sense since it's a quick way to mic up people not usually connected to the production.
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  5. gmilam Valued Senior Member

    Looks like the sportsball player is wearing a headset with a microphone. I would assume it's attached to that.
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  7. Janus58 Valued Senior Member

    I'm wondering if it's being used to control which mike (player's or interviewer's) is live. If both are live at the same time, then they each could pick up the speaker's voice, causing some odd audio issues.
  8. billvon Valued Senior Member

    Could be:

    Mute switch for one of the mics
    Tally light to tell talent when they are live
    Light meter (unlikely)
    Camera for reverse angle (unlikely)

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