Place the microphone in the microphone holder.
Tighten the screw.
Plug the microphone cable into the MIC IN connector,
then set the AUDIO IN switch for the desired
recording channel to FRONT or F.
Connect to the MIC IN connector.
Secure the microphone cable with the cable clamp.
9-5-2 Using an External Microphone
You can connect up to two external monaural microphones
using the AUDIO IN CH1 and CH2 connectors.
Switch settings when using an external
When using an external microphone, make the following
• Set the LINE / AES/EBU / MIC selector to MIC.
• Make the following setting, depending on the type of
Using a microphone with an internal power supply:
set the +48V/OFF switch to OFF.
Using a microphone with an external power supply:
set the +48V/OFF switch to +48V.
• If the XLR connection automatic detection function (see
next item) is off (the factory default setting), set the
AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switch for the channel to which
the microphone is connected to "REAR".
9-5 Audio Input System
Place the microphone in
the holder so that "UP" is at
Close the microphone holder.
AUDIO IN CH-1/CH-2 switches
Using an external microphone (not attached to the camcorder)
XLR connection automatic detection function
With the XLR connection automatic detection function
being on, when a cable is connected to the AUDIO IN CH1
or CH2 connector, the input from that connector is
automatically selected for audio recording, regardless of
the setting of the AUDIO IN CH-1 or CH-2 switch.
The XLR connection automatic detection function can be
switched on or off on the AUDIO-1 page of the
MAINTENANCE menu, with the REAR XLR AUTO
In order for the AUDIO IN CH1 and CH2 connectors on
the camcorder to be able to provide a phantom 48 V power
supply, female XLR connectors (3-pin) are fitted. If the
microphone cable has a female connector, use an adaptor.
Using an external microphone attached to
You can attach an external microphone to the camcorder.
Remove the fixing screws for external microphone
Attach the CAC-12 Microphone Holder.
AUDIO IN CH1 or CH2