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Old August 4th, 2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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External mic setting question (problem)

When I try to use a NTG-2 or Sennheiser ew 100-ENG G3 lav mic, the recorded sound level is a lot lower than when I use the built in mics. I am using the external setting on the channel where I have plugged in the XLR plug, and leaving the other channel set to internal. Both mics have batteries, and I have tried Mic and Mic plus 48v. Both are on auto. I am not changing any of the settings in the audio Menu. Am I missing something in the set up? Any suggestions will be appreciated!
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Old August 5th, 2010, 10:04 AM   #2
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Have you checked the audio level settings adjacent to the switches on the left rear of the camera?
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Old August 5th, 2010, 11:20 AM   #3
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And have you set the levels for your external inputs in the menu?
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Have you checked the audio level settings adjacent to the switches on the left rear of the camera?
No, but I left them on auto, so I did not think this was necessary.

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And have you set the levels for your external inputs in the menu?
No, I did not go into the internal audio menu. I will take a look at this. Thanks to both of you for the suggestions.

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