Canon knows that audio is crucial to professional productions -- and the XL2 provides the highest standards in audio capture available in a digital video system with a 16-bit, 2-channel recording option. The XL2 also has two additional 12-bit recording channels. This allows simultaneous recording on four channels. The XL2 permits both automatic and manual control of audio levels.
Two built-in XLR connectors with phantom power (+48V) are designed for use with professional condenser microphones. This balanced connection allows for the use of very long cables without the introduction of outside noise.
BNC connectors are used in professional and broadcast video applications. These connect a two-wire coaxial cable using a bayonet mount.
For more creative control, Canon offers the optional MA-300 microphone adapter, which easily connects to the XL2's Advanced Accessory Shoe and powers without wires. The MA-300 lets you connect two professional XLR connector microphones in addition to the two connections on the camera body. Microphone
The XL2 uses a high quality stereo electric condenser microphone. All audio setup by switches under audio door
Input selection and attenuation.
XLR gain up adjustment
This feature is available through the menu system. VU meters: side body and EVF