DCR-HC42 Mike / external Microphone

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  1. bang_dba

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    Hi,

    I want to buy an External mike for my Sony DCR-HC42 camcorder.
    I am not sure if this Camcorder is compatible with external mike.
    I need this for recording the Presentation / Lecture etc.
    In case of direct recording, the voice is very feeble.

    Can somebody help me with the Link where i can buy this ??

    Thanx.
     
  2. chrishull3

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    http://www.google.co.uk/products?hl=en&resnum=0&q=sony+dcr+hc42+camcorder+spec&um=1&ie=UTF-8
    there is a mike here so the hc42 will take external ones
     
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    The HC42 doesn't have an external mic input jack.
    It does however have the Sony AIS shoe, which means it can take a Sony AIS mic. Only problem is that there aren't many of these.

    You can get one of these
    http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/public/view_item_cat.php?catalogue_number=sony_vmc-k100

    Which will provide you with a mic input jack. Then you can use any mic.

    For presentation/lecture, you could go for a lavalier (tie clip) mic which you wear. Or, you could go for a shotgun mic, mounted on the camcorder or boom pole.

    I have a Rode Videomic shotgun, it is very good.
    http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/page/shop/flypage/product_id/6006
    I don't know any specific lavalier models to recommend. That same site has many lavalier mics.
     
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    obviously with an adaptor a more expensive mike may suit you and whether you want a mono one is another thing again ,the rode stereo mike is the best i have ever had but may be too expensive for you.
     

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