I was hoping I could use the same lapel microphone on my laptop that I plug into my camcorder. No such luck. I have one of those laptops with a single jack for both audio input and output. And according to the users guide, “The microphone function is operational only when used with a headphone/microphone unit that has a 4-conductor audio connector.”
Well, that stinks. Naturally I don’t want to wear a headset if I’m making a video. And apparently there is no such thing as a USB lapel mic. I want to record something on my laptop without using the built-in mic, and without having a mic visible in the video. Are there any options left?