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Old March 23rd, 2007, 09:42 AM   #31
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The mic is a bit wobbly / loose just naturally. That provides a bit of shock mounting to isolate it from camcorder handling noises. The retaining screws are inside.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 09:45 AM   #32
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Is there something wrong here? Or, is this just an engineering feature to dampen rattling/movement noise to the built-in mic?
You are correct. They started doing this with the XL2 to provide vibration isolation to keep camera noise from being coupled into the microphone.

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Old March 23rd, 2007, 09:53 AM   #33
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Wow - you guys are fast on the replies!

Thank you so much for the info and putting my mind at rest. I only ever shoot with external or shotguns, so I never paid any attention to the mic in the first place - just made me nervous.

Thanks, guys - I owe you an {adult beverage}.
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 10:03 AM   #34
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A frequently asked question. Merged into our existing "Mic Loose?" thread.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #35
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Loose microphone on my A1

My mic mounting is very loose on my XH-A1...I noticed it when I got the cam but didn't pay much attention....now as I'm shooting more...it's abig deal...anybody else with this issue?
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Old April 9th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #36
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It's supposed to be that way. There's a thread somewhere here if you search.

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*edit* Never mind, I see in the link now that 2 mic topics were merged

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Old April 9th, 2007, 11:12 PM   #37
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http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=89691

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Old April 9th, 2007, 11:26 PM   #38
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Doh! I thought he was talking about the built-in mic. :-\

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Old May 1st, 2007, 07:25 PM   #39
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XHA1 onboard mic

G'day there.

I'm looking at the xha1 as my next camera.

Just one question at this stage. Does the onboard microphone come apart easily? Or at least the mike head? It feels like the head plugs in to the body(maybe) but I didn't want to try and remove it in front of the saleman in case I created an embarrasing 'you broke it, you buy it' scenario.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 07:39 PM   #40
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It's supposed to wiggle a little. It's just a bit of shock absorbtion. And not it's not supposed to "un-plug"

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 06:56 AM   #41
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If the construction is similar to the GL series, it does not come appart readily. There is a good bit of disassembly required to take off the built-in mic.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 11:08 AM   #42
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And you'll wreck your warranty if you try to remove the mics. Out of interest, why do you think you'd need to?
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 01:13 PM   #43
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And you'll wreck your warranty if you try to remove the mics. Out of interest, why do you think you'd need to?
I assumed he didn't really want to. I thought it was just a curiosity thing.

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 03:43 PM   #44
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Thanks guys.

I was curious, yes.

Just thought it would make it easier to fit a simple rain jacket if the mic head was a 'plug in' arrangement.

Since then I've found the 'Kata' RC-14 link which seems to fit the bill.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:16 PM   #45
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Is the Mic supposed to wiggle?

I just noticed tonight that my mic isn`t solid on the camera, I can actually wiggle it like a loose tooth. Is this normal? Or did the guy at Ritz last week break it loose when he tried to grab my camera from me?
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