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Bill Thomas
XLR input Audio Issue on HC-X1 - anyone notice this?
on Jun 4, 2018 at 8:37:51 pm

Hi all,

Had our HC-X1 for a few months and thought I had some audio settings wrong (for XLR mic input) because there was always an annoying "white noise" type of sound during recordings with our Sony ECM-44B Lav mic.

On our old HPX-500 P2 camera I could hook up the mic and what I'd hear in the headphones would be super clean - nothing but the mic.

But I plug it into the HC-X1 and I can hear the mic OK, but also a low white noise - kinda like when you turn up the levels too high.

I have even compared it to our GH4 dslr and that one's a lot cleaner.

Anyone experiencing this?

I did mess with the few audio settings it does have to no avail (input level -40,-50,-60, as well as lo cut and ALC.)

My next test is to try the line input with a mic going thru a pre-amp or mixer. I would imagine that would be cleaner but I hate to add outboard equipment when it already has XLR mic inputs!

Any tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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