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Missing Audio I was recording using a powered external lapel microphone. When finished I turned it off, however left it connected into the "mic in socket". I then went on to film other footage, but of course it did not record any sound. Does the internal microphone still record when another microphone is plugged in? If so how do I retrieve the audio from it?

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Re: Missing Audio

Sound changes to external mic. when any ex. mic. is inserted the internal mic. comes out of order then you don't and can't have two sounds same time that mean you only get the ex. mic sound regards please don't forget to rate thx

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No sound when I play back using an external micropohone however when I play back on the TV full sound. Any solution?

Microphones are input devices; they don't double as speakers. If you mean that a stand-alone set of speakers do not work, but the internal speakers of the tv do let you hear the audio track from the camera. Then I have a couple of different suggestions: 1) make sure the stand-alone speakers work with other input sources, 2) try a different cable (make sure it is connected properly).

Also how are you connecting to the different devices? The video camera has an HDMI port which will send audio and video to the TV on one cable. If you are using the RCA audio in both cases, then I suspect a problem with the external speakers.

If you mean that the audio track is clear on play-back when you use the built-in microphone during the recording and not heard if the external microphone, check the external mic for problems. Try it on another recording device. I can't rule out a jack failure without more information.

I hope this helps.

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The problem is that the Microphones you are using are Mono, not Stereo. If you look at the plug on the end of your microphone you will see it has only two connections, the screen and the tip. For a Stereo mic it needs three connections screen, sleeve and tip, much like your headphone jack.

I know this is going to sound a bit nuts but use a set of head phones as a microphone. You will notice the left speaker acts as the left mic and the right speaker as the right mic.

Use microphone JVC MZ-V8 Stereo microphone and you will see that it has the three connectors as I have stated above.

Hope this helps.

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I dont understand how to use an external mic. Use of external mic.

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Using an external mic allows you to reduce self-noise and handling noise. It is generally recommended for better videos. Different microphones are likely to interact in different ways with your camera and its automatic level-setting, so you should try out different microphones if you have more than one available to you.

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These mini video cameras are great for a lot of reasons, but the drawback is the tiny buttons and connectors, like the microphone input. It's probably actually a stereo microphone input.
If it is stereo (check the manual), then try using a stereo adapter, where you plug the adapter into the stereo mic input on the camera, and then plug the single microphone into only one side of the adapter ... then copy the audio to the "missing" side later in production ...
Alternative: record the audio separately onto a decent quality audio recorder with proper microphone jacks, then find the corresponding audio and synchronize it in software production. This is often how professionals do it, and one of the reasons you see the familiar "clapboard" snap at the beginning of movie shoots ... clapping your hands on camera right before you shoot will give you a visible action that will correspond to a peak in the audio soundwave that you can match up to synchronize the audio once you put the video and audio into your computer.
Another alternative - new item these days is an audio interface for video cameras that is basically a small black box that mounts onto the video camera or tripod, plugging into the tiny input on the camera and providing XLR microphone inputs ... just go to Borders and pick up any magazine on video production, you'll see them advertised all over the place ...

Good luck, hope I have helped in some way!

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