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Mic level problems

I have channel 1 set to input 1, xlr/mic plugged in to input 1's input, channel 1 audio level cranked up, and the only way to get a level on the mic is to literally pound on the mic.  Internal mic does fine, but problem is the same all things being equal on channel/input 2.  This is a used unit, new to me, previous owner remembers having a similar problem but says it's a setting, but couldn't remember what that setting was over the phone and I can't find anything relating to this problem in the owners manual.  Also tried with another mic, same problem, plugged this mic into another camera, mic and cable seem to be fine, too.

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  • AngelFaces Feb 06, 2008

    I thought it posted my addition to this a day or so after I posted... I found that switch and it worked, human error is a bit embarrassing :-)

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    Thank you. I just bought a used DVX100B and I was in a panick!

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Also put the phamton switch in off . and put a dynamic mic. the setting in menu is better put in -50db and adjust the level control .

Posted on May 17, 2009

There is a small switch on the front side of the camera ( the lens side) make sure that it is set to mic (Input 1)
Hope this helps.
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