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Old December 6th, 2006, 09:37 PM   #1
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A1U XLR Block on FX1/FX7

Does anyone know if the XLR block assembly for the A1U can be used on the FX1 or FX7?
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:29 AM   #2
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That XLR block uses an Active Interface Shoe to get the audio into the camcorder. I think it might be specific to the A1, but I would like to be wrong on that one.

The FX1 and FX7 do not have an Active Interface Shoe that I can tell. The best thing I can say is that you can look at BeachTek's line of XLR adapters.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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Thanks. That's what I expected. I was hoping to save a little if I upgrade to and FX1 of FX7. I hate to do without the XLR, but the Z1U and V1U are still out of my price range. The A1U is a great little camera, but I need something with better low light performance.

I'll keep dreaming.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 04:05 PM   #4
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That XLR block uses an Active Interface Shoe to get the audio into the camcorder. I think it might be specific to the A1, but I would like to be wrong on that one.
Jeff, are you sayign that I could plug the HVR-A1 XLR block into the AIS shoe in my HDR-HC1 and It would work?
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Old December 7th, 2006, 04:15 PM   #5
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Jeff, are you sayign that I could plug the HVR-A1 XLR block into the AIS shoe in my HDR-HC1 and It would work?
I hope it does, but I don't know. I know some people on this board were talking about buying it and trying it, but I don't know what happened.
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Old December 8th, 2006, 08:08 PM   #6
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I don't remember where, but I read a posting on this forum about a month ago which stated the firmware on the HC1 did not support the XLR block.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 10:56 AM   #7
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I'll find out if it works this evening. I have both cameras. I can't believe I never thought to try this.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 01:06 PM   #8
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Rick:

This will be interesting.... please report...
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Old December 13th, 2006, 07:30 PM   #9
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Sorry about the delay. I'm also sorry to say: No it doesn't work.

To clarify: I plugged my A1 XLR block into the HC1 shoe. The camera never switched from the on-board stereo mics.
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