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Old June 2nd, 2008, 12:58 PM   #1
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VX2100 Audio Jack Problem...

Ive recently bought a dynamic elctro voice microphone and an xlr to jack adpator for my VX2100. When i plugged it in it seemed tempremental, i had to fiddle with the jack before i got signal.

Now whenever i plug it in, i have to fiddle with the jack for ages until i get signal, and if the cable is tugged a little, i immediatey loose signal.

Has anyone had this problem occur to them? The camera is brand new, so im praying its not an issue with the connection there. Im hoping its because its a dodgy adaptor. That being said, its also brand new, and ordered from BH.

Any ideas guys?
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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Ive recently bought a dynamic elctro voice microphone and an xlr to jack adpator for my VX2100. When i plugged it in it seemed tempremental, i had to fiddle with the jack before i got signal.

Now whenever i plug it in, i have to fiddle with the jack for ages until i get signal, and if the cable is tugged a little, i immediatey loose signal.

Has anyone had this problem occur to them? The camera is brand new, so im praying its not an issue with the connection there. Im hoping its because its a dodgy adaptor. That being said, its also brand new, and ordered from BH.

Any ideas guys?

Depends on how the adapter is wired. Is the miniplug a TS or TRS connector? Is the external jmic jack on the camera intended for a mono or a stereo mic?
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 01:46 PM   #3
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I had the same problem with my VX2000, may it rest in peace....I think it was due mostly to a loose connection, there was supposed to be a "nut" holding the audio jack in place. It fell off and caused the jack to float. I think what I did was to tape the wire in such a way that I would not loose signal. Then I bought a camera with XLR.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 02:21 PM   #4
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Looks like its the cable. I dont loose any signal when i use an old lav mic with the same jack. Gonna have to find another adaptor or make one! I wouldve gone ballistic if it was the camera!
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Looks like its the cable. I dont loose any signal when i use an old lav mic with the same jack. Gonna have to find another adaptor or make one! I wouldve gone ballistic if it was the camera!

I'm thinking it's the adapter. With a stereo mini, pin 2 of the XLR needs to go to BOTH the tip and ring of the miniplug, pin 3 of the XLR to the sleeve of the mini, and pin 1 of the XLR either also to the sleeve or left unconnected at the camera end. A lot of "adapters" are miswired with XLR 2 to tip, XLR 3 to ring, and XLR 1 to sleeve. Get an ohmeter and check to see how your's is wired.
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