We do have a music technician on site ( I am half the IT technician who people come to for technical support) and I'll be asking the music tech to borrow a wired mic with 3.5mm jack end.
Indeed you may be correct to say the 1/4 in jack to 3.5mm jack could be the better lead option? I just used assumption to have a XLR as I know this is a standard connection for mics and receivers.
It can work just fine --if you interface it correctly.Ok right so now I am more back on track here in a sense of understanding that a professional piece of equipment won't work very well with a low level mic input within an camcorder?
It may prove it's OK. Will depend on the type of mic you use. A stereo electret mic should work 100%.In the previous set of options, after I have done all of the necessary testing (connect a mic with 3.5m jack directly in to the camcorder to see if a) it records and b) if there is any sound distortion / interferance. This will at least prove that the camera internal board is working ok with no faults.
I have no information on that device. Never seen one.The next step could be to purchase the Bolun 601 which I guess offers a much lower level wireless microphone and far less high tech compared to the Shure system? But it may work better with my camcorder mic output?
YesThe issue seems to be the balanced professional mic and receiver compared to the unbalanced very basic camcorder internal mic socket.
Possibly. It should have the right connections, but the level may still be too high. An inline attenuator may help. As both devices are from amazon, you can return them if they don't work.If I deem the camcorder to be working okay (it doesn't have any probems with a mic directly conencted to it and the sound is fine) are you suggesting that the cable in the previous Amazon link, although it uses an XLR connection, it still may achieve the desired outcome and still allow me to use the Shure receiver because its designed to connect a pro mic in to a DV camera / portable audio recorder....as below?
HosaTech XVM-110F 10ft XLR3F to Right Angle 3.5mm TRS Microphone Cable: Amazon.co.uk: Musical Instruments
My own experience with Maplin folk has been variable. They should be able to help!Am I starting to get to grips with the issue here? Do you think Maplins may also have a suitable understanding of the situation and what I may need to resolve it?
On the bottom right of each post under 'Reply Quote' you can hover your mouse to display a few post rating options such as 'Agree' or 'Disagree' etc. Any member can give any post a rating that is then displayed, similar to the 'Thanks' button on the old forum.What does disagree mean?
I can't answer for the camcorder you bought, had you bought the Sony CX410 there is an optional WIFI adaptor that allows you not only to control the camera remotely but delivers a wireless image to a tablet/smartphone (both ios and android). The image is not full res but more than good enough to see what the camcorder is seeing. The WiFi connection is point to point (no need for access to a network). Very handy for a camcorder remotely located for close up wild life shots.
There may well be a equivalent for your camcorder.
I use the NextBase DVD car player as a monitor. It has an A/V input and can be easily strapped to a tripod. The 720 has Wi-Fi connectability so you could see the camera view from your front desk using a smartphone.As a follow up to thread that I originally started I am pleasd to say that the equipment has been working well and exactly how I had wanted.
As an extra I am now looking for a mini monitor perhaps around the 3.5" size that I can connect either to the HDMI or AV 3.5mm jack port on the camcorder itself. I am finding that when setting up the equipment I can't easily see the LCD screen when positioning at the back of the room.
Most monitors I have seen, the smallest is 7" which is still too big. I have come across the some reverse parking screens that are intended for cars. The size is perfect but I'm unsure over the connection and getting power to it. I know this is something that is done when fitting CCTV equipment but the connections are different.