Canon XC15 Instruction Manual

Adjusting the Microphone s Sensitivity INPUT Terminals

Recording Audio

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Manual Audio Level Adjustment

You can set the audio level for each channel manually from -

 to +18 dB.

1 Set the audio level switch of the desired channel to M (manual).

2 Turn the corresponding – dial to adjust the audio level.

• For reference, the 0 corresponds to -

5 corresponds to 0 dB, and 

10 corresponds to +18 dB.

• As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level 

meter on the screen will go to the right of the –18 dB mark (one mark 
right of the –20 dB mark) only occasionally.

NOTES

• If at least one of the channels is set to manual audio level adjustment, 

you can also activate the audio peak limiter to prevent audio distortions. 
When activated, the audio peak limiter will limit the amplitude of audio 
input signals when they exceed approximately –6 dBFS. Use the 
[

¡ Audio Setup] > [2] > [INPUT 1/2 Limiter] setting.

• We recommend using headphones when adjusting the audio level. If 

the input level is too high, audio may become distorted even if the audio 
level indicator shows an appropriate level.

• When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB), the sound may be distorted.

• If the sound is distorted even though the audio level indicator shows an appropriate level, activate the 

microphone attenuator (

A 91).

• We recommend using headphones to check the sound level while adjusting the audio recording level or when 

the microphone attenuator is activated.

Adjusting the Microphone’s Sensitivity (INPUT 
Terminals)

When the INPUT 1 or INPUT 2 switch is set to MIC or MIC+48V, you can 
select the external microphone’s sensitivity.

1 Press the MENU button.

2 Open the desired INPUT terminal’s sensitivity submenu.

[

¡ Audio Setup] > [1] > [INPUT 1 Mic Trimming] or [INPUT 2 Mic 

Trimming]

3 Select the desired option and then touch [

X].

• You can select one of 5 sensitivity levels from –12 dB to +12 dB.

CH1/CH2 
audio level 
switches

CH1/CH2

dials

[

¡ Audio Setup]

[

1]

[INPUT 1 Mic Trimming]

[INPUT 2 Mic Trimming]

[ù 0 dB]