I am returning to video after a long break and will be using my - now quite old but still works well - Panasonic NV-DS11, mini-DV camera.
BUT... it has always had lots of onboard motor-hum & zoom noise from the internal microphone, so I want to use an external one.
Although I have tried plugging in a few different stereo & mono mics, none work when plugged into this camera. It has been like this since new.
1. Do Panasonic have their own peculiar mic input that will only take panasonic mics?
2. Is there a switch/ menu option I need to change?
3. How do I test to see if the input is okay?
4. Where would I get a panasonic mic for this early DV camera?
If anyone can help - many thanks