How to Use an External Microphone With JVC Everio

by William Pullman

The Everio line of JVC camcorders has a variety of options to improve the quality of your videos. Some Everio models have a 3.5mm microphone input, which enables you to connect an external microphone to the camcorder for better sound quality. Shooting conditions affect a video's audio quality, even with an external microphone attached. After installing the microphone, adjust the sound input settings to compensate for the shooting conditions and improve the audio quality.


Pull open the LCD screen on the side of the camcorder and check for a "Mic" port. Not all Everio camcorders support external microphones.


Remove the shoe cover from the top of the Everio.


Slide the microphone base into the camcorder shoe so that the microphone faces the front of the camera.


Plug the microphone wire into the "Mic" port on the camcorder.


Tap "Menu" twice on the LCD screen, and then tap "Mic Level Setting."


Touch "+1" or "+2" to increase the microphone input when audio levels are low; "-1" or "-2" to decrease the microphone input when audio levels are high; or "0" when you don't want to change the microphone input level.


  • Information in this article applies to the JVC Everio GZ-GX1. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

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William Pullman is a freelance writer from New Jersey. He has written for a variety of online and offline media publications, including "The Daily Journal," "Ocular Surgery News," "Endocrine Today," radio, blogs and other various Internet platforms. Pullman holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing from Rowan University.

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