hg20 mic (for mini advanced shoe) help!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by blueicedj, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. blueicedj macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
    hi, I got the Canon HG20 camera and I want to get a decent mic for it. The only problem is that it uses a mini advanced shoe instead of a standard one so most mics wont fit. I was wondering if there was any mics that could fit with this camera or if there was a work around to this problem, thank you!
  2. shadowschild macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2008
    so their are "hot" shoes and "cold" shoes. I also have this issue with my HG20. google mini-advanced shoe to advanced shoe adapter. what you will get is a "cold" shoe, which means it will have no power. but if you get a Rode Videomic, it runs off a 9V battery and its a damn good mic
  3. Courtaj macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2008
    Edinburgh, U.K.
    There should be adapters. Search until you find one, then buy a good mic like the Rode VideoMic.

    An alternative to an adapter is to use a photographer's flash bracket, which screws into the tripod mount and provides a cold shoe fitting.

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