11-20-2017 02:17 PM
I own a Vixia HF G30 and recently purchased a Rode video mic. In settings, I have a couple audio settings, "MIC" and "LINE". None of them record audio from the mic. The mic I bought doesn't require a battery if that makes a difference.
I went to mix the audio setting to try and view the live audio feed but was only receiving a change in levels from the internal mic, nothing from the external.
Please help me out if you know anything about how to fix this. Thanks!
11-21-2017 12:17 AM
The camera has an external mic jack that you should use. I have a video pro RODE mic as well which does require a 9v battery. I have the G40 which I suppose is similar and in the audio options you have an option to use just the external or to mix the two mics together with %'s either way.
Which RODE mic do you have?
11-21-2017 10:59 AM - last edited on 11-29-2017 11:28 AM by Danny
what a bummer, I just checked the website and the G30 is one of the few incompatible cameras with the mic. Here is the link [link removed per forum guidelines]
Thanks anyways for your help.
11-21-2017 11:22 AM
I have an HF G20 and tried a mic that relied on power from the camcorder. Though properly set no audio was recorded. I'm guessing the mic jack is not designed for use with a mic that doesn't have it's own power source. I have used battery powered mics that work fine in the mic jack.
04-15-2018 08:26 PM
I have the G40 and im guessing that the mic has to power itself in order for it to work. So i have to send my rode mic that doesnt require a battery back because the g40 does not power the mic from the cameras own power.