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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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Rode NTG2 problem

I've picked up a NTG2 and connecting to a XHA1. I bought the mic through B&H and it came with an XLR to 1/8" cable. When I connect the cable through the 1/8" mic port, the onboard mic cancels (as it should) but the Rode does not work. Tried everything. Is this because the Rode has to be hooked through the XLR port and not the mic port.....which means I got hosed on the B&H deal?
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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:12 AM   #2
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Hi Scott

This might be obvious, but you have installed the battery?
The XLR's should provide phantom power, where as I believe the 1/8 won't.

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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #3
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Hey Gareth,
Yes I have checked the battery as well, just to make sure. The manual suggests that it should work, but then again the manual dosen't seem to have alot of detail there. The tech guy at Canon didn't have a solid answer either. So I was hoping to find someone that uses the same setup.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:40 AM   #4
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The XLR inputs on an XH series camcorder don't become active until you change a menu setting:

Menu > Audio Setup > XLR Input > On.

That's probably why you're not getting a signal.

Oops -- I think I misread your post -- try connecting via
XLR, that's a better way to go than the 1/8" minijack.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 07:55 AM   #5
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I've picked up a NTG2 and connecting to a XHA1. I bought the mic through B&H and it came with an XLR to 1/8" cable. When I connect the cable through the 1/8" mic port, the onboard mic cancels (as it should) but the Rode does not work. Tried everything. Is this because the Rode has to be hooked through the XLR port and not the mic port.....which means I got hosed on the B&H deal?
Thanks
RODE are tapping into this now. Agree with Chris XLR is better, so make sure you remove the battery so it doesn't leak, if you intend powering your NTG-2 from now on with 48volts.

Out of sight out of mind.

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Old October 11th, 2008, 07:58 AM   #6
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Hey Guys,
new cable to the XLR fixed problem.
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