07-21-2021 01:10 PM
So I have stepped my game up to a Camcorder for my Video Plogs on YouTube. I just purchased the Canon XA11 which is really a nice camera with tons of options. I do a lot of Motorcycle content and will be covering the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year.
I tried to connect several 3.5 mics to the 3.5 mic port on the side of the camera. I get no audio at all. After doing some research I believe the problem is that it requires a powered condensor mic. Documentation is a bit weak from the online manual. Is it correct that the mic must be powered ?
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07-21-2021 01:43 PM
According to the User Manual (one page is 134 which has troubleshooting notes on no audio), you can use either powered-mics, or mics that would draw power from the camcorder (phantom power).
What type of microphone do you have?
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07-21-2021 01:52 PM
Thanks for your support ..
I was trying to use a Lavalier Mic on the 3.5 mic jack on the camera not the handle connections. It recognizes the mic being plugged in but it gets no audio.
After a bunch of searching I found one other who asked about this and the fix was a self powered mic as the 3.5 mic input doesnt have any power.
Really looking forward to putting this camera to use.