Hi, just a heads up, found this thread looking for a way to use my H4N as a mic for a Sony SR8 Handycam. It works great, with a bit of playing aroung...
After testing, all you have to do is use 3.5 to 3.5 lead out of the headphone socket of the H4N and into your camcorders mic input.
Yes it is hot, but if you turn your headphone output down to 20 on the side of the H4N it is a similar level as what your cam gives you..
Some gotchas, your camcorder most likely has auto gain, but you have that with the camcorder mic anyway, the H4N is just a lot better quality.
You could record on the h4n as well so you have H4N audio going to the cam and the H4N SD card, this way you end up with cam audio safely auto gained (for instance in loud venues) and the H4N audio which you could manually set the levels for, just dont have it clipping or you lose both.
It will be really easy to sync the cam audio and SD card audio in post since the waveforms will be almost identical.
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