Question about Canon GL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Can I use a Canon ZM-100 stereo zoom microphone on a Canon GL2 camcorder and it work efficiently? It seems there are 2 connectors that come out of the mic and only one input on the GL2.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You cannot simply attach a mike with a 3.5mm jackplug by using an XLR adaptor, the connections are all wrong. The only way to connect an XLR mike to the XM2 is by using an adaptor like the Beachtek XLR adaptor which is a superb bit of kit. I can't be certain of your problem but may I suggest possibilities? I wonder if the adaptor you bought was a stereo adaptor. If it looks like a larger version of the original plug then fine, if it has only the one long metal contact along the pin and then the tip separately, it is a mono adaptor. Using this on a stereo mike would work but it would be combining both channels into one which would degrade the sound and could give rise to your noise issues. If you have got an adaptor that is stereo, is it just the push in type? You can get adaptors that have a threaded barrel to screw the adaptor to the normal plug to lock them together tightly. If it hasn't got that, I would try putting the adaptor on the mike's 3.5mm plug and then taping it together to hold them very tightly together. This will stop minute movements between the two causing buzzing and other noises. I hope you find that of some help, my apologies if not. Rob
Posted on Apr 25, 2007
SOURCE: camcorder won't focus
I hope I can offer a simple solution. If it doesn't work, then I'll I have to ask a few more questions. I know the GL has many buttons and settings and it can be confusing to keep an eye on all of them. Perhaps the camera was changed accidentally to manual focus? Can you check to see it is set to auto focus. If that isn't the case. When you say you can't focus, do you mean when you try to manually focus it, nothing happens?
Posted on Jun 30, 2007
I have a feeling he was talking about the PHOTO option of the GL2 (flash memory). I couldnt get my camera to work with Vista - would not recognize the camera connected with a usb cable (to transfer photos). Went to Canons site and found they do NOT have drivers for Vista. I took a gamble and downloaded and installed the drivers (XPDVSTr111EN.exe) for XP on my Vista box - and this fixed the issue. I can see and edit the photos on teh flash memory of the GL2 fine now. Hope that helps.
Posted on Aug 28, 2008
SOURCE: Canon GL2 camcorder
If you have already tried the Firewire and have problems, you might try a different Firewire.
I have had similar problems and found this to be the problem-even though the cable was fine before.
Also, like the other fellow said, you will need a program like Final Cut, Premier, or Movie Maker.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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