I tried this a few years ago, and spent hours trying to get it to work. I thought I'd try again. I have a Canon XA-11 with a Rode (has power) mic. I plug it into the 3.5 mic terminal, turn the mic on, and still can't get sound. I have changed the camera's internal settings. The input is turned off. I have read the directions, so no use sending me a link to the manual. Can anyone help me please? I teach videography to middle school students, so I'm not helpless when trying to fix things like this! Thanks so much!