Sony ECM-ALST1 compatible with non Sony cameras?

Started May 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP Limburger Veteran Member • Posts: 7,812
Re: Sony ECM-ALST1 compatible with non Sony cameras?

Markr041 wrote:

Limburger wrote:

Bought a small Roland R-05. The advantages lie in the gain control and size. Most seperate mikes are also quite big on the EOS M. Unfortunately the small Sony did not have a gain option, was camera powered and was a non standard hotshoe fit, bit to much for me.

With the recorder in standby recording it passes the signal to my camera via headphones/line out and got autonomy as also has more audio quality options if you'd like pp audio.

None the less I want to thank you for your input.

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Cheers Mike

The disadvantage is that putting a line-out signal through a mic input results in an impedance mismatch, and really bad audio. You need a special cord to correct this.

Like said before the gain advantage was why I opted for this recorder.

Not a disadvantage but quite the oposite, I now can match the input signal.

Why get a cord to sort impedance mismatch when you can by adjusting your signal in and out?

So far I think I am doing quiet alright.

I am new to video and mikes so any input is welcome.

So what special cord would do the trick?

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Cheers Mike

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