I realise it is plug and play and I know where to connect the jack, but I actually meant how do I physically connect the mic to the camera. There's a sliding cover on the camcorder that reveals the hot shoe but, once you slide it open, there is no room to slide a hot shoe adaptor on to it. I'm using a SONY camcorder and a SONY shotgun mic. Very frustrating.
SONY ECM-CG50 - the mic comes with a hot shoe connection and an adaptor, but on the camcorder, once the hot shoe compartment cover slides back, the mic just can't physically connect. The compartment cover is in the way, yet it is fully open.
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Létrehozás ideje Jun 1, 2012 12:44 AM
The ECM-CG50 connects either to a 'cold' accessory shoe – basically an inert bracket to physically support the mic without electronic connection – or adapts to the sort of 'hot' shoe typically found on a DSLR, 'hot' signifying the electronic connection.
However the 520E's hot 'active interface' behind that sliding door isn't a standard DSLR hot shoe, so you won't be able to use that connection with the CG50.
You can still use the CG50 with your camera but you'll need an accessory bracket (something like this) if you want to physically mount the mic, using the mic-IN jack to make the electronic connection.
Alternatively, look at one of the mics designed to fit the active interface mount.
Hope that explains what's going on.
Edit: I just came across this which should work to adapt your mic to the 520E, although it may only be available via US retailers.
Now I know I have the wrong mic!! I've stupidly binned the packaging, but I know I can't be bothered with a mounting bracket, so I'll probably buy a mic that's designed for this camcorder. How naiive I was to assume the mic I bought would fit. Thanks very much for your assistance.