Article ID : 00027508 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

How to disable the audio during a video recording.

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Sony® consumer camcorders do not have a menu option to allow the built-in microphone to be turned off or disabled. However, if the camcorder has an input jack for connecting an external microphone, there are two possible workarounds for this:

  1. Connect an external microphone with an ON/OFF switch to the microphone jack. Then, set the switch on the microphone to the OFF position.
  2. Connect a dummy plug into the microphone jack.

NOTE: Built-in microphones on Sony® camcorders that do not have an external microphone jack cannot be turned off or disabled.