- September 30, 2010 at 5:00 PM #41826linefly11Participant
Hi, I am an average consumer with a Canon Vixia HF10. I use it to record extreme sports mostly, but I also document everything, and I am sick of using the built-in mic. I have a very lowbudget, so I can’t go out and buy these crazy set-ups. I have a USB microphone (from the video game, Rock Band, laugh all you want) and it works great on a computer, so would it work with my Canon, if I found a way to connect them? do they make an adapter for female USB to male3.5″ jack? This might be a dumb question, but any help would be appreciated. thanks!.
- September 30, 2010 at 10:29 PM #176824hmuellerParticipant
No. USB mics are digitalwhereas thecamcorder mic input is analog.
- October 1, 2010 at 12:23 AM #176825XTR-91Participant
There’s probably one out there somewhere, but you’ll ending up spending more for the “adapter” (all I’ve found is transformer boxes) then you would for a fairly high-quality microphone.
- October 8, 2010 at 6:28 PM #176826onehornParticipant
I think you should try out an inexpensive stereo microphone that mounts to your camcorder.
The least expensive stereo mic I have tried that actually worked is the Audio Technica ATR-6250 http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/28664cc1715de436/index.html it uses a AA battery and comes with a shoe mount and mini-jack for your camcorder.
B&H Photo has them for $33.00 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/664439-REG/Audio_Technica_ATR6250_ATR6250_Stereo_Condenser_Video_Recording.html
Even better is the Audio TechnicaPro 24-CM which sounds great. Also connects easily to your camcorder, but uses an LR44 button style battery.
B&H Photo has these mics for $58.50
- October 9, 2010 at 6:12 AM #176827linefly11Participant
I checked out the latter of the 2, and it seems to fit my needs quite nicely. The price isn’t bad either! haha. I’ll probably order one soon. Thanks a lot 😀
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