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    Hello,

    I own a Sony HDR-PJ30 camcorder that can take an external microphone ("Plug-in power").

    To record interviews without ambiant noise, I bought a Boya BY-M1 microphone, which offers two modes: Active and passive.

    The specs say: "For Smartphone: Switch off the microphone; For DSLR, Camcorders, Audio recorders, PC etc.: Switch on the microphone."

    I was wondering why this is, and whether this is always true when connecting a dynamic microphone into a camcorder. What happens if I leave the microphone ON while plugging it into a smartphone ?

    Thank you.
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    Asked & answered here before: plugin power vs. battery power. You should NOT have both on, as it could overload circuits.

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    So that camcorder works like a smartphone, and I should leave the microphone to OFF.

    Thanks.
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