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Old July 16th, 2010, 12:09 AM   #1
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XL1 and balancing

Hey guys,

I was wondering... is the Canon XL1 using balanced or unbalanced audio, balanced being a positive and negative link as well as a ground link while unbalanced is only positive and ground (no negative)?
As a consumer product, my guess is that it uses unbalanced audio, but who knows...

I don't have the camera in front of me and won't have it until it's quite too late to come to realize that stuff.

It is quite important because I need to know the proper wiring to plug this warhorse!! :)

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Oops, didn't notice the XL1 subforum. Could anyone move this? thank you.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 12:37 AM   #2
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Hi Simon................

If it's just the basic camera on it's own, it has unbalanced RCA audio inputs.

If it's fitted with the optional MA - 100 it has two balanced XLR inputs.


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Old July 16th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #3
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Does this MA - 100 come (even optionally) with the camera or is it an external adapter like Beachtek or Studio One?

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Old July 16th, 2010, 01:40 AM   #4
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It's a Canon optional extra bolt on, there's even a MA - 200 which seems to allow for 4 mics, tho' that may only be for the XL1s.

They're around if you want to buy one S/H.

Google it, shouldn't be too hard to find.


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Old July 16th, 2010, 02:13 AM   #5
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Simon, I'm not sure if it's ok to put ebay link out here...

...but there is a few there. You find them if you search for "ma-100 canon" on ebay.com
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Old July 16th, 2010, 11:06 AM   #6
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Isn't it better to buy something like this?

XLR Adapter The XLR-BP 3 Pro XLR Audio Adapter Pro XLR Adapter

An audio adapter with a few mixer options?
Does the XL1 feature a 1/8" mic input jack?

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