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Thread: Why am I only getting one channel audio ?

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    Default Why am I only getting one channel audio ?

    Sorry about the newbie question but I can't work this one out.

    When I plug my external microphone into my camcorder, I only record sound in one channel and can only hear one channel in the headphones.

    The microphone has a 6.3mm mono plug which I have inserted into a 6.3mm - 3.5mm adapter to fit the camcorder. I've tried adapters with mono and stereo 3.5mm jacks but always get just one channel recording.

    It's only a bog-standard Panasonic NV-GS11EB MiniDV Digital Video Camera but surely I should be able to record to both channels.

    Any help appreciated.

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    The external microphone is mono, not stereo.

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    So it's my understanding that's wrong then ...... I always believed mono would simply broadcast the same audio out of BOTH channels. After all, if I play a mono recording on my CD player, it still comes out of both speakers, not just one.

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    Nikosony is right. To have your audio played from both speakers, you will need to do this in post production in your editing software.

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    Is there a way of "flattening" this audio in Windows Movie Maker ? I'm struggling to find one at the moment.

    I do have other software such as MPEG Movie Maker and TMPGEnc but I keep getting lip-sync problems with these so I'm currently stuck with the Windows software. Is there any encoding software that will do it ? I've got SUPER and ImToo but can't find a way of flattening the audio there either.

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    Hey,

    you can get an adapter from maplin which will convert your mono signal into a stereo one. 1.29 - bargain!

    Maplin > 3.5mm Stereo Plug to 3.5mm Mono Socket Adaptor

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    ..... but I've already used a 6.3mm to 3.5mm stereo jack adapter so why would this be any different ?

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    maybe its stereo to mono not the other way round. this happened to me recently when the girl at maplin gave me the wrong part. the part i gave the link for is definately the right adapter

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