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Regarding the canon hv20 camcorder. When using an external canon MIC a) How do you know the mic is working and you are not picking up sound on the internal MIC b)On connecting the external MIC an icon appears on the display it reads: OFF/(mic symbol). What does this mean ? is it saying the external mic is off or is it saying the internal mic is off, very unclear and missleading. Many thanks Dan

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If you put the camcorder in manual mode, there is a microphone sensor that will move when sound is picked up by the external microphone. In manual you can keep everything else automatic. The off for the mic means that the built in mic is turned off when an external mic is attached.

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