"I very frequently plug the Shure SM 89 into the Panasonic AG-HVX200, and I plug the mic into channel 2, and I set channel 1 to record channel 2. One dial handles channel 1 and one dial handles channel 2, so I set channel 1 relatively low and channel 2 relatively high. This way I've covered the whole dynamic range. If someone starts to whisper, they're on channel 2, if someone starts to yell, they're on channel 1. "
Can I do this with the ex1? Cant seem to find the settings.....
First flip the switches from both channel 1 and 2 to manual and external.
Then press the menu button and go to the bottom of the audio input menu.
Choose EXT CH Select: CH-1
By doing this mic input 1 is directed to both channels.
Now you can perform your trick.
Note: If the switches for both channel 1 and 2 are not switched to manual and external, the menu options are grayed out.