This is a quick overview on bypassing the built-in microphones of the Zoom H4n so that you can track 4 external channels simultaneously using the 3.5mm TRS jack underneath the built-in microphone module.
The audio you're hearing was all tracked on the H4n. At first you're hearing the sound from the XLR inputs, but as soon as I insert the 3.5mm TRS jack into the unit you're hearing the signal on the "built-in microphones" channel.
The POV cam didn't work out perfectly and I will make an effort to do some closeups next time.
Hope it helps someone out!
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This video demonstrates the zoom h4n being used as an input directly to your DSLR. So this enables you to record multiple audio devices into the video file of your mp4. Generally with a "line out" it can sometimes be tricky to get the correct setting to record into the "mic in" of your camera.
The benefit of this setup is that you can record better reference audio or have better on camera audio from the zoom. And have the ability to record seperate tracks of audio at the same time, through one device and monitor the audio coming in.
Set you cameras sound record level to 1 notch up from zero, and the zooms headphones/line out to 55.
Your mic levels from the zoom can be roughly 30-50 record level to be safe.
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I am going to Zacuto tomorrow to pick up Z-Finder for T2i. They said they are going to do some modification when they attach to the camera. Hope fully will be able to film all that and post.