USB mic?

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    • #41826
      Avatarlinefly11
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      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!.

    • #176824
      Avatarhmueller
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      No. USB mics are digitalwhereas thecamcorder mic input is analog.

    • #176825
      AvatarXTR-91
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      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.

    • #176826
      Avataronehorn
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      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.

      http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/97a500a93cd279a8/index.html

      B&H Photo has these mics for $58.50

      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/518701-REG/Audio_Technica_PRO_24_CM_Pro_24CM_Stereo.html

    • #176827
      Avatarlinefly11
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      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 πŸ˜€

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