Expand the audio capabilities of your DC-GH5 mirrorless camera with this shoe-mounted DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter from Panasonic. It connects to the camera directly through the hot shoe and provides two XLR inputs for using professional microphones. It also features a control panel with a clear cover that sports numerous physical dials and controls for changing the levels, gain, and low cut filter of each input individually. Also, it supports high-resolution recording formats up to 96 kHz and 24-bit. A cable clamp is present as well for cable management and a shoe mount on the top of the unit can support additional accessories. Additionally, it receives power directly from the camera.
- Connects to DC-GH5 through Hot Shoe
- Provides Two XLR Audio Inputs
- Control Panel with Clear Cover
- Physical Switches & Dials
Panasonic DMW-XLR1 Overview
Panasonic DMW-XLR1 Specs
|Input Connections||2 x XLR|
|Output Connections||Hot shoe|
|Recording Bit Rate||16-bit|
|Sampling Frequency||48 kHz|
|Number of Channels||2|
|Low Cut Filters||16 Hz|
|Package Weight||0.655 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||4.85 x 4 x 3.5"|
Panasonic DMW-XLR1 Reviews
Makes audio simple
I'm shooting YouTube videos for charity, which involves a fair amount of work with lav mikes. I've ended up with a pair of Sennheiser lavs transmitting to XLR receivers that I can plug into the DMW-XLR1 adapter, which I use on a new a Panasonic GH5 M2. I've used it once for a 35 minute recording of an instructor. I was able to quickly adjust the volume as the instructor raised her voice to talk to the class and monitor the volume in the camera viewfinder. The audio is great. Panasonic has designed a system where the camera and the adapter work together without a lot of cords or complications. It makes audio simple. I'm a one man band, and I love simple.
Thing thing is awesome!
So nice to slap on the top of my S1H and have handy audio controls with XLR connection! I've wanted this for years... Not sure why I waited to buy one.
Nice accessory! Let's me record using my XLR Rode Mic.
My only issues is the small connection point with the hot shoe making it a spot that can easily break given the size of the top load. It's a fairly secure connection though.
Convenient But Not Quite Right
The unit does what I need it to do when I use a Y cable. I have to use the Y cable because, when you set the input switch to send CH1 audio to CH2 you DO NOT have separate level control of the CH2 input, so CH2 only mirrors CH1. This means you cannot run CH2 lower than CH1 as a over modulation protection track. For my workflow this is a huge disappointment. Also, I have found that you cannot white balance the camera with the unit attached, it somehow disables that feature. You go through the motions to WB but it does not take. I have a GH5S and GH5. There have also been some odd situations where it interferes with the camera's ability to remember its settings. Having the adapter is convenient, however these short comings, in my opinion, make it way over priced.
I run an xlr cable from a Sennheiser MKH 50 to this little mixer, which dumps the audio directly onto the video file. Quality is outstanding.
The right device for audio
This solves so many needs in such a clean and tidy package. It feels a little light and fragile, I kind of wish it had a metal body for strength, but the capabilities are outstanding. Sound quality through this is great, and power and signal through the hot shoe is $$$.
Works great. Almost perfect.
I'm using it with a Lumix S5 and it works great. My ONLY complaint is that I wish it had a microphone holder. The coldshoe on top is blocked by the top handle on my camera rig and I would have liked to have a mic holder on the right side, like the Sony equivalent has.
Better quality then many might
All about sound quality to me. It has a really nice, fat sound for what it is. Not studio grade, of course, but very good. Have used it weekly for about 2 years.
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