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Old Oct 31, 2007, 3:03 PM   #11
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The small mic should be sodered and no wire

I wonder myself if a expensive sensor is put on will it improve ?
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The small mic should besodered and no wire
I wonder myself if a expensive sensor is put on will it improve ?
did the pictures help at all?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1589546...850608/detail/

It was very re-affirming to hear that your experiences and thoughts were similar. I am guessing it would take me about 1-2 hours to take the A-HD all the way apart. I want to look at the connectors of the sub-motherboard to see the microphone connection. If it is just two sautered pieces, then I dont see why I cant just swap the microphone out with a jack.

Electronically I am guessing it wont be a problem either, since it should be the same conceptually as if I added an extension to the existing microphone.

Any thoughts on how I would find a connector to replace the audio input with a jack?

Since the microphone is already close to the surface, it shouldnt be a problem adding a microphone jack with easy access.

Worst case i could just do some sort of flip cover/velcro type thing on the silver microphone/speaker cover, if I cant find a prettier solution.

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thanks bu tnot me I am not tampering this time with the A-HD



I can say they keep to a simple tape and screw design.
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The small mic should besodered and no wire
I wonder myself if a expensive sensor is put on will it improve ?
did the pictures help at all?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1589546...850608/detail/

It was very re-affirming to hear that your experiences and thoughts were similar. I am guessing it would take me about 1-2 hours to take the A-HD all the way apart. I want to look at the connectors of the sub-motherboard to see the microphone connection. If it is just two sautered pieces, then I dont see why I cant just swap the microphone out with a jack.

Electronically I am guessing it wont be a problem either, since it should be the same conceptually as if I added an extension to the existing microphone.

Any thoughts on how I would find a connector to replace the audio input with a jack?

Since the microphone is already close to the surface, it shouldnt be a problem adding a microphone jack with easy access.

Worst case i could just do some sort of flip cover/velcro type thing on the silver microphone/speaker cover, if I cant find a prettier solution.
I took apart a Digilife DDV-820 one time. The internal mic plugged into a connector on a circuit board. If you couldn't get a connector the same, you could just splice/solder wires for an external mic, into the connector's wiring.

What would be really neat would be to set it up so there's a jack in the mic socket, or somewhere in the camera with enough space. You could then plug in the original mic, or an extension cable.
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Thanks sgspirit
for the suggestion. As I look at better camcorder options for the holiday spending (Sanyo Xacti HD1000 @ $700) it is clear to me that there really arent many good HD camcorders out there still.

I was trying to think where to get a jack for a mic socket (like you mention). The best idea I can come up with is just breaking one off from an old computer sound card. I wasnt doing the right google searches to find something online.

Radio shack was another option, but I am not sure they carry stuff like that anymore.
I really appreciated the tip though. it might also be possible to just attach the cables to the existing microphone like you said.
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