Originally Posted by dneff
Hmmm so can you explain this more? I want to use the Line-In with a Lavalier mike so we can do podcasts of people speeches in my company. However when I bought a small mic at Radioshack it didn't seem to pick anything up at all? Do I need a pre-amp attached to the mic? Help!
Yes, you need a battery module or a pre-amp. I had the same problem with my Radio Shack mic, even though it came with a battery. Apparently there's just not enough power to get the sound up to line in audibility.
I use a battery module from SoundProfessionals, though I didn't like dealing with the company. For podcasting, it should be good, though awkward to carry around all that equipment. I don't know how a more expensive, hand-held powered mic would work.
Also, to correct what I said earlier, it records in 128 or 160 wmv, not mp3.