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Canon XF405 - SDI Output - Trying to use both MIC terminal & Built in mic (4 channels)


When connecting an external audio source to MIC terminal, the audio mixer display on XF405 shows all 4 channels (MIC, MIC, INT L, INT R), but SDI output only seems to output the 2 channels (MIC).

The internal Built in mic does not seem to output to SDI output when the external audio source is connected to the MIC terminal.

Is there any way to get this working in setup/configuration? Is it possible to get 4 channel out to SDI output?



though the above link mentions "The camcorder will record audio from the built-in microphone unless an external microphone is connected to the MIC terminal"


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Greetings thomasvt,

The XF405 will switch over and record audio from the external microphone once connected to the MIC terminal where it will not use the built-in microphone. The XF405 does allow 4-channel audio through the SDI terminal. You may contact our phone support team for assistance on setting this up on your camcorder. They can be reached at 1-800-652-2666, Monday through Friday between 9:00 am to 9:00 pm ET and Saturday between 9:00 am to 7:00 pm ET.


This issue is resolved. 
When adding source to OBS needed to add device as "Blackmagic Device" (was adding a Video capture device instead)

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