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Old November 18th, 2002, 09:27 AM   #1
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Help finding accessories for the 1st generation Elura

I currently own a FIRST generation Elura. At the moment, there seems to be no place that carry accessories for this model, such as the docking station to plug in a mic etc. Can someone point me to a place or site that still might have these 'vintage' components? Thank you!
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Old November 18th, 2002, 09:57 AM   #2
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You might want to check eBay. Of and on I see things for this camera.
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Old November 18th, 2002, 10:01 AM   #3
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<<<-- Originally posted by Paul Sedillo : You might want to check eBay. Off and on I see things for this camera. -->>>
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Old November 18th, 2002, 02:33 PM   #4
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I certainly checked E-bay with no results.... It couldn't be THAT long ago that all places have now stopped carrying accessories for such an item. My main concern is finding a way to attach an external mic for better sound. The only way it seems to allow for such an attachment is through the port on the bottom - which appears to be a 'multi' port with no direct MIC pluggin... Any ideas?
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Old November 18th, 2002, 03:16 PM   #5
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Do you have the Canon part number your looking for?

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Old November 18th, 2002, 03:18 PM   #6
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DU-200 is the part #

~Docking Unit~
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Old November 18th, 2002, 03:31 PM   #7
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i have a elura with docking station ( 3 years old) .. from my experience YES the docking station will give you better sound then the on board mic BUT IMO it still QUESTIONABLE audio .

i have used it with studio pro 1 XLR box , AT 4073 shotgun , AT 101 wireless, hard wired lav's .... IMO the AGC is NOT as good as the GL 1's .. the elura audio overloads very easy = you get a digital clanking on every word ( which you cannot hear thru headphones) ... the digital clanking can be removed ( its at around 8300hz using parametric equalizer) but removing it affects all audio

out of 4 interviews i have 1 that came out OK. i had to record at very low volume ..then in post i had to apply sonic foundrys NOISE REDUCTION FX ....

i have found better AUDIO using a minidic recorder with the elura.
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Old November 18th, 2002, 03:47 PM   #8
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The worst case scenerio happened when I purchased the Elura - my sister had a wedding. SO, I was to film the reception party. Try filming very soft-spoken grandparents in a very loud and musical setting. Next was my trip to Ireland and trying to film Celtic bands in a bar setting. Not gonna happen!!! So I might have to do external audio....we'll see. :(
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