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Registered: ‎09-09-2018

Re: Canon 70D w/ external mic - No sound playback on camera

I thought condenser mics did not require that. That not true?
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Re: Canon 70D w/ external mic - No sound playback on camera

I thought it was dynamic mikes that didn't need phantom power. The condenser mikes need phantom power to charge the condenser (capacitor). *Electret* Condenser mics don't need phantom power.

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Re: Canon 70D w/ external mic - No sound playback on camera

Thank you for bringing this up.  I dug around and found this chart from Canon:

Condenser microphonePlug-in power
(supplied from a recorder (camera) to the microphone)
Battery cell
(supplied from a battery cell to the microphone)
Phantom power
(supplied from external power equipment to the microphone)
       YesYesNo
Dynamic microphoneGenerating power by itself
(Power is not required for the microphone including microphones used for Karaoke)
No

 

 

This made me read more about my particular mic.  I learned that it had a few additional adapters, one for DSLR cameras!  I bought the mic nearly a year ago and never needed any of the extra gear and forgot they were even there. D'oh!

That fixed it!!!

Thanks again for sending me down that rabbit hole.  Smiley Happy 

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