Three questions about theH1:
1) I understand that dSLRs easily transfer control-button and even AF noises to their internal mics and even to non-shock-mounted external mics that are attached to the camera. Does theH1 include an integral shock mount for its two mics?
2) If using the H1, I'd want to simultaneously record audio in the camera (for those times when I'd like to post a quick file, before doing extensive audio/video editing). Obviously I can record from the dSLR's internal mic, but can the 3.5mm output from the H1 be connected to the camera's camera's external mic input, or is it voltage far enough above normal "line level" that I would not be able to safely record the output of the H1 in the camera itself?
3) Do you know of a more effective windscreen (wind muff) for the H1 than the foam one that comes with it? Say, something similar to the WindTech Mic Muffs or the Rode DeadCat muff?
MY TAKE: No int. shock mounts for the built-in mics in the H1, of course. However, as this is a rather slim unit, so I am wondering if you cannot simply get a large diameter shock mount (w. the rubber bands) and suspend the entire Zoom H1 that way, as it were a microphone? That would make the onboard mics shock mounted as well and separated for camera body noise and shocks. Just a wild shot on my part, mind you.
Re. question 2, yes you can definitely feed H1's line OUT to the mic INPUT on the Canon 7D or similar camera, but you probably need to attentuate the line out signal strength downward to mic levels. Whatever you end up being able to be recorded with the camera, will still be a better-sounding audio track than what you can record with the camera's mic. Plus, the H1 will give you a double system sound of the same audio recorded to its micro-SD card. Ingenious!
As for #3, I am not sure which mic muffs will fir the H1.
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