External Microphone Question

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  1. qrtsteve

    qrtsteve TPF Noob!

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    I have a external "shot gun" type microphone, my question is when I plug the external microphone into the camera does this disable the cameras builtin microphone? also is there a way to increase the volume when recording a video?
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    Yes it will automatically disable the onboard microphone. But I don't think there is a way to adjust the volume on the fly in camera when recording unless your external microphone has a gain adjustment.

    What camera are you using? It really depends..some have better microphone adjustments than others.
     
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    The camera is the D3200, the mic does have a single position gain switch but it doesn't seem to make a lot of difference probably just a low quality mic
     
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    Then your only option is either adjusting your microphone sensitivity before recording or setting it to auto.
     
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    Thanks I will give it a try
     

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