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Old February 1st, 2007, 10:39 AM   #1
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Z1 XLR or Internal Mic but not Both?

I've gone through all the menus and the manual, am I correct in assuming that I can select either the internal mic or the external XLRs but not both? Can't I have the internal mic on Ch 1 and one of the XLRs on Ch 2?

Please tell me I'm overlooking something.

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Old February 1st, 2007, 11:07 AM   #2
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Joe, you're not missing anything.

I've tried to do this too, and there is no way of getting both the built mic and an XLR mic to work simultaneously.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 05:28 PM   #3
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That's right, the built-in mic is a stereo mic and therefore requires two channels, leaving no other channels available for additional mics. It's the same situation with the Canon XH series and a number of other camcorders as well.
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Yep, the Sony PDX-10 is also like this... you have to choose either the XLR or the built-in mike, but not both.
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