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Old Sep 3, 2008, 6:53 AM   #21
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I hope internal mic is good enough so mic input isn't needed, it is very difficult to attach external mic with these little cameras without anykind of shoe mount on top.
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Old Sep 3, 2008, 8:28 AM   #22
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Maybe using some kind of L shape connector and then using the tripod connector area to adapt the external microphone... i think is called "shoe mount", here is an example, just inverted


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Old Sep 3, 2008, 9:53 AM   #23
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Greetings:

I would be more at ease to use a Wireless Microphone.

I would plug the reciever to the mic input connection of the camcorder and
adhere the wireless reciever to the camcorder by elastics, etc.

The Wireless Microphone would be cliped to the subject and there you have it
clean audio finally.


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Old Sep 3, 2008, 11:02 AM   #24
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I use the "Studio One" XLR-to-mini adapters:

http://www.studio1productions.com/xlr-menu.htm



This item just clips onto one's belt.

Then the mini-cable runs to the external microphone input on the camera.

Easy.

Works great because it records the sound from even monaural microphones onto *both* stereo tracks of a camcorder that records in stereo.

I plug the XLR cable into the "Studio One" adapter and then run the XLR cable to my Audio Technica shotgun microphone.

I've outfitted my shotgun with a very nice fuzzy wind cover, which I tested in Yellowstone National Park.

It worked great! Picked up the grunts of the bison in the distance very clearly!

So this new Aiptek development -- an external microphone input -- is quite exciting.
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Old Sep 3, 2008, 12:15 PM   #25
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I am sure no matter what you plug into the flaw it will eventually break. so repositioning that mic is best but putthecompany out on this one big time

get a quick drawing pass the design and run with the $$$$$
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Old Sep 3, 2008, 12:34 PM   #26
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FishyComics I totally agree with you get a bunch of technical people from

this forum and design our own Camcorder, it won't cost too $$$$$.


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Old Sep 3, 2008, 12:46 PM   #27
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That's definitely an external microphone input.

Here are the official PDF specifications from Aiptek:

http://www.kom-agentur.de/uploads/aiptek/AHDZ600.pdf

On page 2:

"Built in stereo-microphone and extra external microphone jack."

Hey, Aiptek seems to be listening.

Good job, Aiptek.

Now all we need is for somebody to test the functionality of this new external microphone input jack.

Does it silence the built-in mic when in use? (It should.)
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Greetings Everyone:


Is there anyone in this Forum that has a good relation with someone at
Aiptek USA, or Aiptek Germany?

It would be good business ethics for a company such as Aiptek to lend a sample model of the Z600 to test out for a week.

Aiptek would gain a lot of user information, and in the long run would sell more
camcorders.

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Old Sep 3, 2008, 1:01 PM   #29
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There's also a remote control.
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Another test: Can one *monitor* audio AS IT IS BEING RECORDED using headphones?????

(I would be very pleased if this were true, however, I am skeptical about whether this is possible.)
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