I now shoot video with the Panasonic Lumix FZ330, the mic I've been using from camcorder days is the Zoom H1N.
All videos on YouTube show connecting the H1N via it's headphone out jack to the mic in port on the camera. (3.5mm-3.5mm).
However despite following all instructions and sending the -6db signal to the camera and setting audio accordingly, this method naturally produces a lot of white noise from the mic's earphone output.
Is there a way of connecting the mic's USB port to the camera mic jack? Or even USB to the micro USB port on the FZ330, so as to by pass the white noise, and negate the need to keep syncing the audio on the timeline with that recorded on the H1N.?
Or is a Rode or similar mic the only way to go?