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HELP! Camcorder Mechanical Noise!!!

Post by Sayhi » Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:20 pm

A few weeks ago I purchased a Canon MV800 camcorder because my old one got wet and was destroyed...The microphone in the MV800 records a LOT of mechanical noise from the camera.It's really annoying,it sounds like a CPU Fan is stuck next to the speaker when you watch the recorded footage!!! Oh,and there's no slot for an external microphone..Do you have any ideas how I can reduce the noise? Noise reduction filters in Vegas don't help much...

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RE: HELP! Camcorder Mechanical Noise!!!

Post by Adam » Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:46 am

Use an external recording device.

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Post by q1tv3 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:23 pm

Make sure all cellular phones are off (may interfere) as well as radios, walkie talkies, and a new one i foind out messin around with my camera a few days ago, INTERNET AIRPORT DEVICES.
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Post by bloodymess » Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:20 am

no external microphone plug? I'm sorry but I guess you'll have to do with it... I'm afraid that cell phones & all that won't change much, since it really is the motor that the microphone is recording. (I know, my canon elura 100 does the same thing) Happily, it has a mic jack, so I bought myself a nice boom mic that was at 40% rebate!
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RE: HELP! Camcorder Mechanical Noise!!!

Post by Nba185 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:00 am

No slot for external mic? No mic jacks and all?
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RE: HELP! Camcorder Mechanical Noise!!!

Post by UFProductions » Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:02 am

Yeah, I'm stuck with the same deal; rushed into buying a new camcorder without checking specs (mind you, this was three years ago, before I even really knew external mics existed). In any case, if you've got a laptop you're set, just use it as an external recording device, and it's real convenient if it's your primary editing machine too. If not there are other options: DAT recorders (expensive), USB recording devices (some aren't bad), or, as I have been considering for a while now, wiring a jack into your camcorder. It's a pretty simple theory: just cut the wires to the camera's existiing mic, and solder in a jack from RadioShack. You can kiss the warranty goodbye if you choose this route though. Best of luck!
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RE: HELP! Camcorder Mechanical Noise!!!

Post by maj_barnes » Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:06 am

Does anyone look at the dates. This was back in Febuary.

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RE: HELP! Camcorder Mechanical Noise!!!

Post by UFProductions » Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:45 pm

Urgh, go me. I get the impression that Sayhi doen't frequent the site anymore...
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