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Canon HV10 microphone jack?

I have a question for you.

I just got a Canon HV10 - problem is it has no mic jack.

Do you know of any way to add one?

Do you a step by step on perhaps removing the existing mic and
repositioning it so captures sound better?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jonathan Zentner
Thu, 25 Oct 2007 18:16:55 +0000

I don't have a HV10, so I can't give you any step-by-step directions. One possibility is to take the HV10 apart, find where the built-in microphones wires are connected, then spice in your own microphone jack. You'll want to put in a switch to select between the built-in microphone or the external jack.

If you just want to reposition the existing microphone, is even easier once you have taken it apart. All you have to do is add in a few longer pieces of electrical wires and you can move the built-in microphone around.

But I don't believe repositioning the built-in mic will solve your problem. The built-in mic is not a directional microphone, so it's going to pick up sounds from all around and not from a great distance. It's better to put in an external microphone jack so that you can use a directional mic . . . or any other types of mic for that matter.

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 25 Oct 2007 18:27:01 +0000

I have one. I'll take a look at it when I get home.

But I seem to recall that one of the complaints about HV10 was about the microphone. I don't remember the specifics of that complaint.

How do you like it? I love mine.

when you're done and you're processing your video, what format and resolution do you keep it in?

Sarcast
Thu, 25 Oct 2007 18:34:03 +0000

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