Canon XL-2 Audio Input Question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by iJED DV, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. iJED DV macrumors member

    iJED DV

    Jun 21, 2006
    Does anyone know if it's possible to mix the audio from the on-board omni-directional mic on a Canon XL-2 with a secondary mic plugged in the back? I read somewhere that the on-board mic feeds into both the left and right channel like the mic on the XL-1.
  2. jgcastillo macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2007
    Omni Mic

    The Omni Mic included on the XL2 it´s a Everything or nothing mic, in other words, you can´t record any more audio channels except those from the mic to the camera in 2-channel 16 bit audio mode. It´s, Front or XLR only.


    Switch to 12 Bit audio Mode to record four channels, now you can record the omni mic in stereo (channel 1-2) and 2 more in the XLR connectors. I find this a very nice way to keep ambiance and a direct mic(lavarier, boom) balance.

    Note: Final Cut can´t capture more than 2 audio channels at once from a dv source... Tip: Use a Media Firestore (expensive tip)...

    Good Luck!


    P.d. Check page 122 on the manual for the audio block...

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