GH5 DMW-XLR1 Audio Adapter CAME-TV Cage Azden Microphone

In this video we take a look at the Panasonic DMW-XLR1 audio adapter for the Panasonic GH5, and how this adapter opens up more ways to capture better audio directly into the GH5 camera body.

We also show a few CAME-TV Cages that were specifically designed to work with the DMW-XLR1 attached, as well as a sneak peek at Azden's new SGM-250CX short shotgun microphone.

The adapter is extremely lightweight, and sets you up to record one or two microphones while controlling levels independently. You can now work with high end microphones which typically are designed to work over XLR and Phantom power. There is a quick switch to set -20db when input is too loud (i.e. Line In), and +20db when input is too low.

I love the quick access for adjusting audio levels instead of having to dive into the GH5 menu. There's just something about tactile buttons and switches that you can't replace with deep software menus. I also love how you never have to deal with a separate battery to power the Adapter. It runs completely off the GH5 body through the hotshoe (no extra cables hanging around). If you're looking to run audio directly into the GH5, the DMW-XLR1 is a definite buy in my opinion. Not only does it make working with audio easier, you get better quality, and it opens up more options. You can find the Panasonic DMW-XLR1 Audio Adapter (here).

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4 thoughts on “GH5 DMW-XLR1 Audio Adapter CAME-TV Cage Azden Microphone

  1. Post author

    @Chris K. - Yes i've used XLR splitters over phantom with my Zoom Recorders. It's not crossing wires, it's just doubling the wires. The 3.5mm input is disabled when using the adapter, so if you want LTC, you would input to one of the XLR. Remember this is still one audio file, it just has two tracks embedded (left and right), so lining it up in post would be no issue.

  2. Todd O

    How soon do you expect the cage kit including the hot shoe extension cable to be available? I don't see it included on the CAME-TV website.
    Thanks! Todd O.

  3. Is it safe to use phantom power with the XLR splitter?

    And I assume the DMW-XLR1 disables the camera's built-in mic and 3.5mm mic in. I'm starting to look at LTC and it would be really keen if Pana would let you record more than 2 audio tracks on the video track (so LTC would go in the 3.5mm jack and mic[s] would go in the XLR. And it would be nice to capture the built-in mic's as well, just for scratch and any sync needs. Not that much more data to capture addl audio tracks!)

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