Ext Mike adapter for shoe mount

mkoplin's picture
Last seen: 6 years 11 months ago
Joined: 05/26/2009 - 11:18am

I bought a used sony handycam dcr hc 96 and really need external mike audio. I do mostly family video/documentary filming.

this camera has a shoe mount, where you can mount a microphone. can someone recommend a good mike? ALSO, I really would like a lavalier.

is there an adapter for the shoe mount which will receive the lavalier input? I guess that is 1/8" or maybe XLR?

cfulton's picture
Last seen: 14 years 2 weeks ago
Joined: 04/17/2002 - 2:04pm

I've never run into an adapter that will allow you to connect a standard 1/8" or XLR mic to any Sony camcorder with a proprietary shoe. I'm afraid the best way to use an external mic would be to use an external recorder and then sychronize the sound from that recorder to the image on the tape.