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Old 02-15-2016, 09:21 PM   #1
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Video techies - I need your help

I want to record videos with a camcorder and i'd like to use an external mic output.

I don't know how to connect mic to camcorder nor do i know where to look for that.

If you know, post any videos or information that would be helpful to the topic.

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You are looking for a mic input not output.
Look for a mic input jack on the camera. It should be the same size as the headphone jack on the phone.
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What camcorder are you using? Most have an audio-in jack which, as Manic! said, is the same size as a headphone jack. Typically most external mics will connect, either on their own or with an adapter. Depending on the camcorder you may not be able to adjust the volume levels though. As a result, take a couple test shots with the mic and figure out the optimal distance you need to take the audio from.
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i don't even have a camcorder right now, i'm researching what i need to get.

I'd like to connect to a wireless mic, i take it that you connect to the external output?

or am i wrong and does the wireless mic connect to the mic input?
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http://www.dslrfilmnoob.com/wp-conte...Irig-Pre-2.jpg

looks like something like this but depends on your camera. Also the quality of the audio you record with might not be good. I would suggest you to record it separately with a help from another person recording on the set and combine the video and audio together with a computer application.

It's what I went through when I was filming for a school project.
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The best option is to use a portable audio recorder like the Zoon H4N and then sync up your audio in post production. It's what I use when I'm doing wireless lav setups.



Simply plug your mics into there and adjust your audio accordingly.
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i don't even have a camcorder right now, i'm researching what i need to get.

I'd like to connect to a wireless mic, i take it that you connect to the external output?

or am i wrong and does the wireless mic connect to the mic input?
You can connect a wireless mic to a camera but wireless mics are not cheep. You are looking at spending between $300 to $500. What type of things are you trying to record?
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You can connect a wireless mic to a camera but wireless mics are not cheep. You are looking at spending between $300 to $500. What type of things are you trying to record?
Picked up both my Shure and Sennheiser wireless lav setups for a couple hundred each on CL. New is nice but they can be had for a decent deal if used.
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OP posted: http://www.revscene.net/forums/70763...ht-vision.html
"Instructional Videos"

Seriously though, you'll need to provide more details before anyone can recommend the right equipment for your needs.
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OP posted: http://www.revscene.net/forums/70763...ht-vision.html
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Seriously though, you'll need to provide more details before anyone can recommend the right equipment for your needs.
Ooof. Night vision or a good low light lens? Two completely different things with completely different looks.
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This thread just reminded me I bought a camcorder 8 years ago used it once and never used it again lol
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