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How do you use an external microphone? I have a couple I've tried plugging into the microphone jack, but I get nothing and while it's plugged in the internal mic wont work either. In the display, it doesn't matter if mic attenuation is on or off. Is there a specific kind of microphone you have to use?

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I believe you need a stereo mic. This will have two black rings around the male input. When you plug it into the camera, it will "disable" the built-in mic. I don't believe it will matter if the attenuation is on or off.

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