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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎06-18-2018

Re: VIXIA HF R800, external mic not working

I recently purchased this camera and bought a lav microphone. The first time I attempted to use the microphone no sound recorded. Of course I Googled, You Tubed,etc. I set the internal microphone to manual, made sure the battery for the external lav microphone was installed correctly and it works great. This is the external microphone I am using, bought it off Amazon $20



Canon Vixia HF R800 Camcorder External Microphone Vidpro XM-L Wired Lavalier microphone - 20' Audio Cable - Transducer type: Electret Condenser
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-22-2018

Re: VIXIA HF R800, external mic not working

Through ton's of trial and error I have concluded that this external mic port will NOT work with a external microphone unless that external device is powered.  I ended up purchasing a Comica CVM-WM100 which works pretty good other than it "Shows" a lot of noise when recording, but on playback it sounds fine.

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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-05-2018

Re: VIXIA HF R800, external mic not working

When you used that mic with your Android phone (I have a Galaxy S7) did you have the power on or off? Supposedly you aren't supposed to need the power. I use it with my Vixia camera and it works great, but I knew going in that it needed a powered mic.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-17-2018

Re: VIXIA HF R800, external mic not working

I'm having mostly the same issue ... however, I'm not trying to plug a microphone into the camera, but rather a stereo audio cord that routes to the output of an Allen and Heath ZED14 mixer to which I have a USB audio return for playing audio clips and music, as well as two microphones for a podcast.  When I plug the cord in, I either hear hissing, though nothing is feeding through the mixer, or I get some sort of hum.  I've adjusted all of the settings on my mixer, but still getting the background noise.  What could the issue be?  Am I not able to use this camcorder for recording my podcast?

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-06-2018

Re: VIXIA HF R800, external mic not working

Agreed.

 

Why not tell us what microphones work with the camera?  The lavalier is not what I need because I need a microphone that has its own stand.  I know it needs external power.  Do usb powered microphones work or not?  Someone in this thread seemed to indicated that they would not work.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-03-2019

Re: VIXIA HF R800, external mic not working

I too am having issues with the microphon port. The entire reason I purchesed the Canon Vixia R800 camcorder was to film at different locations using a handheld microphone. There are not any brands you can recomend that are compatable? It seems this was a disapointing purchase if there is no guidance on how to make this prodcut actually useable. I would really appreciate any help with this.

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