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Old May 8th, 2008, 07:01 AM   #1
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Recording sound with XLR adapter

my PD170 is broken and I need to adapt VX2100 to record from xlr devices; how it works? will using XLR adapter disconnect on camera stereo microphone? Is there any way to record sound on 4 audio channels simultaniously? what are my options of phantom power xlr adapters.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 08:41 AM   #2
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You'll need to buy or make a dual XLR to stereo mini 1/8 adapter. The only good way to get 4 ch. audio is to run your 4 sources into a mixer and mix them down to the 2 ch. inputs. Neither the PD170 or VX2100 have 4 inputs.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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so when I plug in that 1/8" plug it will automatically disconnect the stereo mic
right?
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Old May 8th, 2008, 11:52 AM   #4
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In a VX2100 - yup. As soon as you plug a 1/8" plug into the mic socket, the built-in mic will turn off.

I bought a Beachtek to make it a bit more elegent, but in the end it was too bulky for me (makes the camera quite tall and affected the way I could hold it - especially with a Bogen tripod plate on the bottom of the Beachtek) and I ended up just sticking with my basic Rode mics without XLR.
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