I agree with Bob...

by boya84 - 11/16/12 5:08 PM

In Reply to: Just a note from my son. by R. Proffitt Moderator

Little more detail...

Small 2-channel mixer:
I use XLR mics, so I use either a juicedLink CX237 or a BeachTek DXA-6. Your camcorder external mic uses a 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo audio connection; the camera mounted mic uses the Canon proprietary hot-shoe. You may be able to use a 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo audio splitter and buy another external mic. Each of the external mics plugs into 1 of the plugs from the 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo audio splitter. Don't use the DM100 at all. This is not a preferred solution.

I have no experience with the mixers that use 1/4" or 1/8" connectors. I have not seen any that can be camera mounted like the XLTR adapters mentioned above. But you may not need camera mounting...

Audio Recorder for use in post:
or field recording, I normally use a Zoom H2 or H4; have been known to use Fostex gear... When you edit the video, import the audio captured by the external recorder, synch, then mute the audio captured by the camcorder. There are lots of other digital audio recorder manufacturers... Marantz, Edirol, Olympus, Tascam and more.