I have a Canon XM2 camcorder and have bought the Canon MA-300 XLR microphone adapter so that I can use external mics. I play in a band (brass not rock - real music) as well as an orchestra and my intention is to record concerts using a variety of mics. via an audio mixer. However I have found that the camera picks white noise/hums from any electrical equipment that it is connected to, i.e. the mixer or the phantom power unit or the radio mike power supply. If I put a headset (h/s) into the h/s output of the mixer I cannot detect any noise - if, however, I connect the h/s to the camcorder there is a distinct hiss etc.
Having bought a fair amount of audio kit I am finding it frustrating that I can't use it without having to try and filter out the noise once the movie is loaded into Premier Elements and even then I can't always filter it all out.
Any thoughts on how I can overcome this. Is it peculiar to the adapter or will all prosumer camcorders - even those with built in XLR ports - suffer from this malady?