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Can I use a Canon ZM-100 stereo zoom microphone on a GL2

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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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

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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

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I have the same problem on my Canon XH-A1 and sony TRV33. I wonder if this problem applies to all camcorders?

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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.

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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.

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I made a mistake It is the zoom on my Cannon GL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder that zoom does not work.


The zoom rocker switch may need to be replaced and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.


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I just bought a canon Gl2 camera used on Ebay. I did the routine check, and everything seemed cool. I messed around with the zoom, and noticed that when I zoom in, at about 50 percent, it gets really...


This happens when the internal focus lens is off track, usually caused by impact and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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Sep 14, 2010 | Canon GL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Zoom function just stopped working for both the grip and the handle on my Canon GL2


You will need to have your camcorder repaired by an experienced technician. There are a two possibilities for why you are having this problem. There is a zoom flex cable assy that breaks over time (quite common) and also the zoom key assy can go bad. Most likely, it is the flex cable assy though. If you take your camcorder in for repair, you might also have them go ahead and replace your idler and drive gear inside your mechanism as preventative maintenance (while they are in there to keep the cost of labor down). These components will wear out and cause a "REMOVE THE CASSETTE" error....mainly when you are FF or REW. We usually recommend replacing those gears because it is a common problem that we see.

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Sep 09, 2010 | Canon GL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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The side grip zoom button does not work.


Camera needs service. There is an assembly that get replaced in the side cabinet, it's a flexible printed circuit or FPC. You can expect to pay ~ $220.00 for this type of repair. Of course, don't overlook having general maintenance performed while it's in the shop... usually it's just a tad more labor, and the cost of parts. www.AVRepair.com is one such place.

Jan 02, 2010 | Canon GL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Zooms in without pusing control button


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Zoom control not working


Sounds like the zoom control needs cleaning I run two of these and they have both gone within a week of each other, it seems to be a common fault. Will need to send them to a repairer as they are fiddly to do.

Jan 22, 2008 | Canon GL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Zoom Control


on the gl2 it is supposed to be slow its not broke theres two switches that can lock the camera and the one by the mic is very slow but ok

Sep 11, 2007 | Canon GL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Canon XM2 -Audio Trouble


hi first: http://www.fixya.com/user-guide/p394384,m11809,gm57/Canon-GL2-Mini-DV-Digital-Camcorder.aspx yes you need to connect to the input jack: http://www.fixya.com/user-guide/p394384,m11809,gm75/Canon-GL2-Mini-DV-Digital-Camcorder.aspx if it wont work there is probeblya burned capacitor from the boosting good luck

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