How to Use Your XLR Mic when Recording Video for Beginners (FAQ Series) a technology use for video capturing

by autisticchiaNGMAI

In this video I explain 5 methods to connect / use your XLR microphone or Blue Yeti when recording video on your DSLR or Camcorder. I cover how to connect a Blue Yeti to your Camera, How to Connect a Mixer to Your Camera, How to Connect an Audio Interface to Your Camera, and How to Sync Audio & Video in Post.

3.5mm TRS to 3.5mm TRS:
3.5mm TRS to 1/4” TRS:
3.5mm TRS to Dual 1/4” TS:

00:00 – Introduction
00:34 – Disclaimer (Skip to Part V if Camera Doesn’t have Mic Input)
00:46 – Devices We’re Using
01:03 – Cables You’ll Need
01:27 – PART I: Connecting a Blue Yeti to Your Camera
03:05 – PART II: Connecting a Mixer to Your Camera
04:12 – PART III: Connecting a USB Audio Interface to Your Camera
05:27 – PART IV: Connecting an XLR mic with an XLR to 3.5mm Cable
06:03 – PART V: Syncing Your Audio in Post
07:29 – Outro

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Uncle Bear‘ Journey 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

got it

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ZIPPO_MuK 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Can you do a video about connecting Shure Mv7 to a Sony camera via USB-C (or do you just need a double ended 3.5mm jack)? I’m looking at buying both and making YouTube videos at my desk. Any help would be appreciated.

Saurav Rawal 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Great help!

Laura Nuñez 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Hello! thanks for the video. Can I use the TRS cable to connect my Tascam directly to the camera, to speak through the Tascam so that the sound goes directly to the camera and records it there?

TheBlissLife 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

amazing, so simple, i enjoyed your last method the most, super obvious lmao

EnergyOofers 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

What Camera Is THIS your useing?

Kris Taylor 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

With an audio interface and also using an external audio recorder, can you use a TRS to XLR cable for this?
Main issue is I have an interface and an external audio recorder and wondering if using both devices in the filming process is wise?

Kyle the Barber 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

My man just got a subscription and a like for the clap idea alone lololol (the rest of the vid is dope too)

Wadocan 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Thanks, great video. But could you add one important test, which is testing a condenser XLR mic with an internal battery, like the Rode NTG4+ with the XLR to 3.5mm adapter directly to the camera? Does phantom power provide any gain, I don't even know what it accomplishes. Can you avoid the camera's preamp noise by setting its level to minimum, and just use the gain that you get with the battery? Or can you increase the gain in post? Has someone done this who could give some feedback? Thanks.

British Soundboard Pranks 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Part 2: mixer to camera. I've tried this exact set up (with two different cables) – unfortunately, I get a very loud humming feedback sound when connecting this way (that doesn't exist when my mic is running through my mixer in the normal way). Any ideas why this is happening?

Petko Aleksandrov 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Hey mate, thanks for the great video. I tried the method you suggest where we sync the audio and video and during editing, it looks perfect, but when I published the video on YouTube it looks like it's not sync. Any idea why that might be? Here is the video: (not promoting it) just I want to get it to work…thanks indeed!

Covers and Commentary 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

thank you so much you just saved me money lol.

holywaterandgreentea 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Excellent thanks

Jorge Trimboli 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

You became my guru for video/sound recording. A thousand claps for you!
OK, I've got it, only 2 or 3 for sync the audio to the footage, but you deserve a lot of clapping. Bravo!!!

Open Range Studios 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Absolute gold right here! Thank you

cuteartsyguy 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

But is there a way to monitor the output when the xlr is hooked up to the camera via interface? Thanks!!

newlifeeveryday 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

This was a great video. Thanks. I noticed there is a shortage of material meant to help newbies starting adding additional audio capability to their cameras. I would like to record better sound of streams and rivers onto video I take with my Sony A7iii. I probably want or need some kind of stereo setup. Do you have any suggestions on all the products I would need to buy to add on a stereo capability to my Sony A7iii when I am recording streams and rivers and other nature scenes ? I just need a little help on where to start.

Mikelangelo 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

What software is used to record to computer ?

MRVL TECH 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Weird question, as for connecting a USB microphone to the camera (like the Blue Yeti you mentioned, planning to use the AT2020 USB+ but I assume it's the same) – power is provided from the USB connection, is it possible to power it from a powerbank or a normal USB wall charger? I want to use the headphone out to connect to camera to have the audio synced from the get go, so I'm wondering if it's physically possible to supply the right amount of wattage to power the microphone or does it need a PC connection/drivers to actually work.

Khay 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Respect brother

Ali Roustai 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

You are amazing. Thank you!!!!

Raymond Luciano 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

I have the same Scarlett and I have two XLR mics, can I still use this setup?

محمد عادل Mohammed Adel 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Can i connect my goxlr to my camera ?

Joseph Oluf 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Thanks so much and god bless you

Yogesh Koli 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

We can also record audio interface monitors output using dual quarter inch TRS cable to 3.5 mm TRS cable right?

JEAN-DAVID N'DA 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

The very best. Subs.

ERECT TOMATO 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

I find that my audio and video don't record at the same speed, making syncing in post impossible.
I /don't/ use an audio interface though, is it compulsory for me to get one?

randomrazr 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

please reply

randomrazr 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Question. I have aCanon R6. im looking at a rode ntg5, but it uses an XLR plug. would it be better go use your method of plugging that mic into the dslr via all the extra cables and box, or would it better to get the Rode Videomicpro NTG which comes with a 3.5mm connector Standard so i wouldnt need all the extra stuff?

Will Carey 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

For the usb audio interface example what is the Scarlett plugged into to power it up? Can you plug the interface into a power outlet or are you using the usb to connect it to a computer or usb port

DubbingPros 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Bro you're a GENIUS!

SaltyPancreas 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

How do I connect my black magic cinema to the Apollo twin x ( that’s receiving mic line input )what are the cables and or adapters, I would need don’t hesitate to, elaborate and preferably I want to with the adapters/cables of the highest quality so I do not have to worry about extra added noise/interference

The Carstodian 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Such a helpful video! Thank you!

B K 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

This is the most helpful video ever. Thank you!

RussTheMuss49 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

I have the h6 so will this work with a go pro hero 9?

Gabriel Ching 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

See Older B&H YouTube for Juicedlink and Beachtek

Gabriel Ching 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Hi, thanks for showing your Method by using the gears available in your sound studio by connecting the camera direct from the mic output through the 3.5 phono jack.
I strongly recommend using Beachtek (Canada) and best of all the discontinued Juicedlink (USA) for easy and best result

Eric Sharp 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Great summary. Others may have commented that some video editors including Cyberlink Power Director have an auto sync function. It's saved me many hours and allows me to record the sound separately from my camera with a good handheld recorder. My camcorder Panasonic 770 has a mic input too and I sometimes use the Tascam stereo pair external mic plugged straight in.

Erik Vasauez 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Glad i found this damn video been wanting to avoid syncing in post as im not the best and haven’t messed with it enough to throw up some quick typing sound tests so having an audio interface i now know i can connect it straight to my camera with that cable so this should help me whip up some quick decent sounding videos. Thanks mate for the great & simple explanations

Johnny Merchant 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Bandrew thank you for educating us

BB 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

Only thing you didn’t mention is WHY you prefer that method.

Lirico Nurcahyadi 25/12/2021 - 5:07 Chiều

the video that I've been looking for. thanks for creating this topic.


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