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    • #41084
      squeeks
      Participant

      ive looked every where, any idea where i can get one? i have no mic input on my new handicam and would like one.

    • #175078
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      What camera do you have? (Make/model)

      RAM

    • #175079
      squeeks
      Participant

      sony
      DCR-HC96

    • #175080
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      squeeks,

      Sometimes, even though a camera has a hot shoe, it doesn’t mean that they will support everything that there is such as an XLR adapter. I took a few minutes and did some digging and I did not find… nor did it say that the DCR-HC96 supports a XLR adapter. It does support a few of Sony’s shotgun stereo mics and flash units but that’s it.

      All is not lost though, there is a company called BeachTek that make XLR adapters that will except XLR connectors. You plug the XLR mics into that unit and from that unit there is a plug that you just plug into your 1/8 pin mic input. See link below:

      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=136397&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation

      RAM

    • #175081
      squeeks
      Participant

      thats what i thought, i might get one of the 3 chip 1/6’ccd pannys that do have a 1/8" mic input.

    • #175082
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      compusolver

      RAM – that model doesn’t have a mic input.

      I think he’s stuck with the proprietary Sony mics for intelligent hot shoes.

      :-// OUCH! I actually assumed that for a camera that runs around $700.00 that there would be a mic input.

      Sorry about that!

      Well "squeeks" like my man said, the only option other then the onboard mic would be the attachable Sony mini shot guns.

      RAM

    • #175083
      squeeks
      Participant

      yeah i have one of those its worse than the onboard mic, even the 1400 dollar sony HD dosent have one

    • #175084
      birdcat
      Participant

      That’s odd – I have a two year old, $500 HC40 and it has a mini Mic input jack.

    • #175085
      squeeks
      Participant

      yeah my 6 year old 310 digital8 has headphone and mic input, but recently sony has decided to remove it from all of their consumer products, so has pretty much everyone else cept panny

    • #175086
      jrambonnet
      Participant

      Squeeks, what kind of mic do you have for your HC96? There are two that I know of:

      ECM-HGZ1 Shotgun Microphone

      ECMHST1 Stereo Microphone

      I bought the stero mic and both are being delivered today. I didn’t realize how important a mic and headphone jack were until AFTER I ordered these items. Do you like the camera? Pluses? Minuses?

    • #175087
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      yeah i have one of those its worse than the onboard mic, even the 1400 dollar sony HD dosent have one

      I’ve got the HDR-SR1 and it has the 1/8" mic input. I am looking at getting a beachtek xlr adapter. Is it worth it to get the phantom power?

      I have one of those shotgun mics from sony. I agree the onboard is better in most cases. Less noise!

    • #175088
      nosliw
      Participant

      b&h photo has a $20 attachment that works great. VMC-K100

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