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Pasasonic PV_GS500 External Mic

I just purchased the external mic that attaches to the Panasonic PV_GS500 VW-MH3. I tested the sound by taping my husband speaking with and without the mic. It sounded a lot louder and clearer without the mic. Am I using this mic incorrectly? Does anyone have any experiance with this mic?

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I have not used that mic, though it seems

In reply to: Pasasonic PV_GS500 External Mic

very straightforward.

1) How far away was your husband when you taped him - and his audio?

2) What mode (switch on the mic) were you in? There are three modes (zoom, tele, wide). Have you tried all three?
this is an interesting read/review about your mic.

At worst, that external mic should be getting at least the same levels of audio as the built-in mics - perhaps even louder audio (and less hiss than the internals). It is also possible that it *might* be a faulty unit.

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panasonic PV-GS500 vw-vmh3 external mic

In reply to: I have not used that mic, though it seems

I was about 6 feet away in zoom mode.

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