Connect External Microphone to Canon EOS 3000D?
You have to use an external microphone to get a consistent and noise-free sound while you are taking a video with your DSLR camera. This is due to the fact that a DSLR’s internal microphones are not as powerful as the outside ones. There is every chance for those who have recently bought the Canon EOS 3000D to come across this issue. So, with a comprehensive and stepwise tutorial on “how to connect an external microphone to the Canon EOS 3000D” we are here to support you.
Before you start, make sure you have an Amazon 3.5mm sound jack.
External Microphone for Canon 3000D
Connecting External Microphone to Canon 3000D
Unscrew the outer microphone base so that you can slip it on top of the camera. Tighten it by spinning after you have slid it in.
Now get the external microphone cable and plug one end to the microphone and the other end to the side of the camera. On the left side of the camera, you will find two spots. Plug in the microphone’s other end to the place denoted as ‘MIC.’
Step 3 (optional).
The bare microphone can be capped with a windshield that comes with it. This depends totally on your choice. It definitely helps, though, to keep the sound noise-free.
You can first make sure your camera is in manual mode in order to use the external microphone. If not, by spinning the dial located on the top of the camera, placing the camera in Manual Mode.
After you have set your camera to manual mode, turn your camera to video mode.
Next, click the ‘Menu’ button on the camera to switch to the menu. Go to Shoot Configurations after that. You will get an option on the first page saying ‘Sound Record.’ If your Sound Record option is ‘Disabled’ by default, then make sure to switch it on ‘Auto’ or ‘Manual.’ So the sound will be picked up by the microphone.
And you are done. Yeah, you can very easily attach your external microphone to your 3000D Canon EOS.
Tips For Better Sound Quality
These tips will help you with your microphone to get a better noise-free sound. Try to pick a good microphone. There, the whole deal is settled; the right microphone will provide you with the best audio.
Don’t keep your camera far too far from the sound source. The explanations are obvious; if the sound cause is too far away, then the music picked up on the microphone is very vague.
It is best not to zoom while you are using your external microphone. This is because the sound of the lens zooming in and out can be picked up by microphones.
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