Guide :Video Cameras : Handycam DCR-TRV19 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Mic troubles Using the built-in mic I have excellent results, but have decided to improve the audio for interviews and distant subjects and have purchased a tie-clip mic and a shotty for my Sony MiniDV handycam.
While these extras are made by Sony, with the shotgun mic being dedicated for the camera with an "intelligent shoe", I have found the results quite alarming on playback...
Sound ONLY on left channel.
Sound quality tinny.
and at about -12db
Using headphones indicates good audio while recording with either extrernal mic....
Unplugging the mic to use the built-in... no problem.
Checking the audio menus reveals no issues (sound centre balance, stereo etc)
Posted by Anonymous on Sep 15, 2005