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Input audio to PV-GS250 from an external mixer

I'm trying to record the audio with a small external mixer. Plugged into the mixer is a guitar and a microphone. When I plug the output of the mixer into the mic input of the camera, I just get static and noise. However, if I just plug in the mic that came with the camera, everything is fine. both plugs look exactly the same. Any suggestions?

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Re: Input audio to PV-GS250 from an external mixer

Problem check list:

- Try another cable in the connection to rule out the cable
- Make sure the 1/8 plug goes in all the way
- Make sure you have it connected to proper outputs on the mixer (and that it's not a powered mixer!)
- Make sure you don't have the output volume up too loud on the mixer

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