Panasonic GS150 audio volume

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Dariusz, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. Dariusz

    Dariusz Guest

    Anyone have this camera and think the sound that the built-in microphone
    records is REALLY low in volume (or is it just my camera)? When I comes to
    edit video, I have to raise the levels a lot on the cameras footage. Seems
    to be irrespective of zoom / normal mic mode.

    Also sounds quiet when played back on tv with the cables supplied, but
    reasonable with built-in speaker. Sounds reasonable otherwise, just the
    levels are well low.

    However, when using a stereo tie-clip mic, the sound level is great, nice
    and loud. Unfortunately, I can't find a good* cheap stereo mic that I
    could put onto the hotshoe permenantly.

    * When I say good mic, I want as wide frequency range as possible, not
    something crappy like 12kHz, and fairly directional.

    Dariusz, Sep 25, 2005
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    After much searching I fairly recently bought a new stereo mic on Ebay.
    I can't remember the seller, but he operates an "Ebay Shop". It cost me
    £29 and has a brand name/model of "Yoga EM-278. In addition to a camera
    mount with a short coiled lead (3.5mm plug), it also had a stand with
    long lead for desk use. There was a frequency plot with it, showing a
    response from 50Hz up to 18KHz. The only downside is that it hasn't got
    a wind-cover, but I had one that fits from an old mono mic. I also seem
    to recall that Maplin sell mic wind-covers.

    Anyway, it works well as far as I'm concerned - giving much better sound
    that the mic built-in to my Sony camcorders.
    Tony Morgan, Sep 26, 2005
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  3. Dariusz

    Dariusz Guest

    Thanks, the mic you suggest (need to look for) has a frequency response
    that's much better then anything I've found at a realistic price, ie. not
    bank breaking like a Sennheiser.

    Dariusz, Sep 26, 2005
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