Connecting an external microphone (XA40 / XA45)
Article ID: ART174272 | Date published: 05/02/2019 | Date last updated: 05/03/2019


Connecting an external microphone (XA40 / XA45)


The procedure for connecting an external microphone is explained below.

Attaching the Microphone Holder Unit

Use the supplied screws to attach the microphone holder unit to the handle unit ().

Attaching the Handle Unit

1. Slide the front of the handle unit into the accessory shoe, as shown in the illustration. Then, slide the handle unit forward all the way ().
  • Make sure the front and rear screws are raised when you slide the handle unit.

2. Turn the front screw and two rear screws to secure the handle unit (). 
  • The camcorder is functional even if you remove the handle unit. However, some audio options, the infrared light and tally lamp will not be available.

Connecting an External Microphone

To use the INPUT terminals and microphone holder, the handle unit must be correctly attached to the camcorder.
1. Loosen the microphone lock screw (), open the microphone holder and insert the microphone ().

2. Tighten the lock screw () and put the microphone cable through the microphone cable clamp under the microphone holder ().

3. Plug the microphone or external device's cable into the desired INPUT terminal or the MIC terminal ().
*1 : INPUT 1/INPUT 2 terminals
*2 : MIC terminal