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    Default Shotgun Mic Problems

    I am new to video production, but would like to start make videos. I have a canon xf100 and am borrowing a Sennheiser MKH416T shotgun mic from a friend. I would like to use this mic to record some outside interview sequences with my camera, but I just can't figure out how to get the mic to work with the camera. I have plugged it into Channel 1, and have played around with the audio switches on the camera, trying a combination of different things but at the moment the best sound being picked up is when I have it on MIC and INT which is simply my internal microphone. I though it would be as easy as connecting the mic and selecting +48V and EXT on CH1 but obviously not. As I said I'm a beginner so be nice to me if the mistake is obvious! Thanks in advance!

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    You need a power supply for that microphone. 12volts of it. Your camcorder isn't producing anywhere near that so you are not going to get a lot of joy out of the microphone I'm afraid.

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