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Rebel T6i - external microphone not working [SOLVED]

StuartT50
Apprentice

I have just upgraded from an T6 to T6i specifically to be able to use an external microphone for video.

 

The camera is recording sound fine with the in-built mic, but when I plug in the external mic (a lavalier type lapel microphone) it won't record a thing!

 

I know the mic works, as I've tried it with my laptop.

 

Any advice?

 

EDIT: I discovered the reason. The microphone has a TRRS plug and the camera only accepts the TRS plug (I didn't even know there was a difference!)

 

https://www.cablechick.com.au/blog/understanding-trrs-and-audio-jacks/

 

Fortunately, you can just buy a TRRS (female) to TRS (male) adapter. Problem solved. Man Happy

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