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11-30-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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K-5 Plus External Microphone?

I am wondering if the K-5 can be used with an external microphone such as the Zoom H2N in real time, or is overlaying the only option?
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I am interested in your question, but I don't understand it. I have a directional microphone that I plug in and it works very well. Are there other systems that plug in? Anyway I am also interested in finding out the answer to your question (Which I don't fully understand)
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I have zoom h4n and works

I bought this in order to work

I do not know if it works with other recorder

Sescom LN2MIC-ZMH4-MON Line Out to Camera Mic LN2MIC-ZMH4-MON

however h4n mic is very sensetive..pick up every operation sound very well (focus, zoom, etc)
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Thanks for the link!

Can the K-5s internal microphone be turned off and only the audio from the Zoom be recorded?

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This is the one I use.

It uses LR44 batteries, which are available eveywhere.
It is metal and screws together
It comes with a shock mount and a coiled cord
It is small and lightweight
It is tough and durable
It has decent performance
It is inexpensive

Audio-Technica Pro-24CM - Stereo Microphone PRO 24CM B&H Photo
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Also, I have a Zoom, but it's too large to mount on the K5 in addition to the other bits.



I also made a custom dead cat for my Audio Technica.
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QuoteOriginally posted by IIGQ4U Quote
Thanks for the link!

Can the K-5s internal microphone be turned off and only the audio from the Zoom be recorded?
that what the cable for

I connect it to zoom h4n headphone jack to 3.5mm mic jack on k5
then turn on h4n..then the audio being recorded in video is directly from zoom h4n, no longer from internal mic on k5
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
Also, I have a Zoom, but it's too large to mount on the K5 in addition to the other bits.



I also made a custom dead cat for my Audio Technica.
Can't it mount into the hotshot with an adapter? It can't be larger than a flash atop the camera can it? I really want the Zoom due to its versatility.

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ok...u want the see how big it mounted on camera..
here u go....................-_-........
not very big..similar to a flash

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Wow, that setup is nuts. I was actually referring to the Zoom H2 or H2N which I believe are smaller units. Thanks for the pic!
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QuoteOriginally posted by liukaitc Quote
however h4n mic is very sensetive..pick up every operation sound very well (focus, zoom, etc)
Because these field recorders are so sensitive, you don't want them to be used close to your camera. Typically, for dslr shoots (or any video shoot), you can use these as field mixers with a shotgun mic plugged in (or you can get a shotgun plugged directly into your camera like the mic LaurenOE recommended).

The Zoom you're interested in has an omnidirectional mic attached to it, therefore it picks up and records sound from all around the mic (like the camera mechanics and photographers movements). You would want more of a hypercardioid or shotgun mic if you plan on mounting on top of your camera to maximize the recording of what's actually in the field and not whats coming from the camera or yourself.
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The H2N does not need to record with all 5 microphones simultaneously. It can be set to record in stereo or 4 channel surround and I believe two other combinations. I will very rarely use it for video on the K-5 and will use it more often with my camcorder and for direct recording on the computer. I just wanted to know about the line out of the H2N and getting it to work with the K-5 which I now know it will.
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QuoteOriginally posted by liukaitc Quote
that what the cable for

I connect it to zoom h4n headphone jack to 3.5mm mic jack on k5
then turn on h4n..then the audio being recorded in video is directly from zoom h4n, no longer from internal mic on k5


I have a Zoom H1 , tried the same connect headphone to 3.5mm mic jack on k5 and it works good.

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