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smockoski
XL1s Audio
on Feb 5, 2006 at 7:02:06 am

I have a MA-200. I plug a mic into the audio 2 jack. In the vcr set up menu I set audio 2 to mic and I hear nothing but when I set my audio 1 input to mic and plug the mic into audio 1 and I hear it. My goal would be to record the camera mic and the external mic at the same time and spli the audio between the left and right channels.


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Don Greening
Re: XL1s Audio
on Feb 5, 2006 at 6:08:00 pm

For recording 4 audio channels w/ the MA-200 make sure your external mic is plugged into XLR inputs 3 or 4. XLR inputs 1 or 2 on the MA-200 should not be used, otherwise the on camera mic won't be recorded at the same time. IN the VCR setup menu choose: Audio Mode "12bit ST-1,2". Still in the VCR setup menu, set Audio 2 to "mic".

Behind the audio door make sure the audio 1 input is set to "mic". This will allow the on camera mic to be recorded on channels 1 and 2. Then plug your external mic into channel 3 or 4 of the MA-200.

Make sure you're using the audio moitor switch correctly by setting it to listen to all 4 channels at once. I used to forget to cycle through the modes for listening to the first two channels, then channels 3 and 4 , or all 4 at once.

BTW, all of this is discussed in your XL1S user manual starting on page 51. If you don't have one you can get a PDF version at the Canon webiste.

- Don


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