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  1. #1 Button microphone for Epic? 
    Hi there. . .

    Are there any button-type microphones you can plug into your Epic to get decent scratch audio when on a gimbal? I can't seem to find anything.

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    Hi there, Tom. . .

    Will the mic work just plugged into the camera?

    And what is your recording level like when you use it?

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    I have used a small laptop mic similar to this https://www.amazon.com/Insten-VOIP-S...ateway&sr=8-13 plugged in to a Radioshack 3.5mm stereo/mono adapter. The actual mic I got was from Meritline.com who seem to be out of business. IIRC have to set camera audio to unbalanced. Levels are fine.
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    I have one of those Olympus 52s. It's good for syncing claps... that's about it though. Lots of whine and incredibly quiet : (

    That OSMO one looks promising, but looks like it'd need a stereo-to-mono adapter.
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    I just threw away (literally, in the trash today!) an Olympus 52. It was HORRIBLE. Nothing but noise and incredibly quiet as you say. The OSMO looks very promising, indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Pruitt View Post
    Hi there, Tom. . .

    Will the mic work just plugged into the camera?

    And what is your recording level like when you use it?

    Thanks.

    Stephen
    It works straight into the jack on DSMC2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Pruitt View Post
    Hi there, Tom. . .

    Will the mic work just plugged into the camera?

    And what is your recording level like when you use it?

    Thanks.

    Stephen
    nope. the ports don't like the TRS-ness of the mic. Much prefers if you split it out into mono connectors.

    Levels are great though. Very usable as scratch or quiet nat sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Björn Benckert View Post
    It works straight into the jack on DSMC2.
    yup but you don't need it on DSMC2 because there are built-in scratch mics!
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  10. #10 IT WORKS! 
    Bought that OSMO mic and, instead of a cable, also bought a small right-angle TRS to TS connector. I just plug the mic into the right-angle plug and the plug into the camera and it works great! What a fine suggestion. And the best part? It's cheap as dirt and weighs next to nothing!

    Thanks for the tip!

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