As we were setting up yesterday to film my Canon C300 review with the Canon XF100 I had problems with my RODE subminiature microphones.
I plugged the first lapel mic into my XLR cable only to get a buzzing noise…mains hum. Since this was the first time using the Canon XF100 I sat down to go over the audio settings in the menu, after exhausting all my options in the menu I changed the XLR cable, no joy.
Finally in desperation I changed over to my second RODE lapel mic…same old mains hum. My third option was to test another make of mic so I connected my Sennheiser lapel mic and…noise gone !
I am rather disappointed in the RODE mics as I had put a lot of faith in them, I have since emailed RODE …as yet no reply. If anyone else has had similar problems please get in touch. (firstname.lastname@example.org)