I was hoping there would be some way to actually use a mini jack (1/8 inch male to male) into the DSLR camera mic. input, then connect the other end to the H4N and use it directly as the audio recording source vs. buying an external microphone for the DSLR. Ultimately have 4 track audio with HD video.
Hi Anthony, thanks for posting your comment on B&H Insights! I'm glad you got some useful information out of this article. As far as connecting the 1/8" headphone output of the Zoom H4n to the microphone input of your camera is concerned... I know that people have successfully accomplshed this by using an in-line pad to bring the signal from line level down to mic level. I've looked into this before, and I don't believe that B&H carries a small 1/8" pad adapter for this use. We do sell larger XLR line to mic pads, but you would need to adapt them to 1/8" and it really becomes more trouble than it's worth. I think the bottom line is that you're either recording "double system" with an external recorder, or you're using an external microphone. I think it's always better to get a specific tool for a specific task.
If I ever find a smaller 1/8" line-level to mic level pad sold at B&H that would suit this purpose, I'll try to make a point of revisiting this post and adding links to the products in the comments section.
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