Question about Panasonic Proline AG-DVC7 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Im a week away from beginning production on my new project, and I cant get my external mic to work with my Panasonic ag-dvc7. The mic is xlr, so I bought an adapter to go with it. The mic works with other cameras, so I know it works, but it just wont work on mine. Can someone please help me, if anyone has ever had this same problem. It would be greatly appreciated, thank you! -Michael
Hello, I'll try to help you by begining with a small description of the microphone connector you have. An XLR connector is a balanced type of signal connector. It means that it has 3 pins, one is for ground connection, on for signal positive and one for negative signal. Your camera woun't need those pins, instead it needs only a ground connection and a signal pin (2 pins). You need to use an adapter but this doesn't solve all the problem. You should either tell me the model of your microphone because I need to check if it's a Phantom powered microphone (it means one of the pins of it's XLR connector carries a 48 volts connection that is needed to power on some components inside it's casing). Phantom powered capacitor microphones also uses XLR connectors so we need to make shure if the microphone is compatible with the camera. Just tell me what's written on the microphone and I will check for you. If it's not compatible (if it's an XLR phantom powered microphone) you will need to search for another one because these microphones are made for using in live sound mixing aplications (concerts, studio recordings etc). If it's compatible, I will then instruct you on how to adjust the adapter in order to have it work. Please don't try to connect it any more untill we clear this out because an incompatible microphone can damage the camera's microphone amplifier circuit. Also please don't try to connect another adapter meanwhile. I'll reply to you as quick as possible. Thanks for understanding and patience.
Posted on Jun 09, 2007
Ilovefilm3, Yoo never said if the internal mic worked or not. Oh and by the way, if you rate this thread bad , we cannot help you if we have another idea, as you cannot change the rating once it is done, so if you really want assistance, please dont be so quick to rate this thread till we are done asking you the questions about your problem. Thanks
Posted on Jun 07, 2007
If the mic is working on other camera's, what about the adaptor ? If there is a possiblity of checking the mic and the adaptor together on other equipment ? Use another mic with the same plug as the camera, ie. PC microphone (you can even test by using an earphone, the earphone can be used as mic) If it works then the XLR mic with adaptor is the problem. If ther other mic (used for testing) also did not work then the microphone jack (socket) in the camera is defective or the gain setting of the camera is set to minimum.
Posted on Jun 06, 2007
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