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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-02-2013


Heya, all. 


I've got an older model, a Canon FS200. It's got a 1/8 inch mini microphone input jack that I have to utilize. I've got a Shure PG4/PG185 Wireless Lavalier Mic system that I need to use with it. The receiver for this system has an XLR output.


So, I purchased an XLR female to 1/4' male cable. Then I used a 1/4' to 1/8' adapter to plug into the FS200's audio input jack. But, it didn't pick up any sound.


Anyone know how I'd be able to do this? Do I need some phantom power thing or something? 



Product Expert
Posts: 978
Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: Connectors

Hi GatlinBredeson,


The more adapters through which a signal has to pass, the more a signal is likely to degrade.  It's possible that the adapters between the 1/8 plug and the 3.5mm terminal on the camcorder are reducing the available signal from your microphone.


I recommend contacting Shure for for the best configuration to get the microphone to work,.

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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-06-2013

Re: Connectors

Hi! Did you end up getting an answer to this? I have a shure wireless system (1/4") I want to hook into a Canon 3.5mm mic input. The parts are easy, but I can't determine if the power is compatible.
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