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David McGiffert
XH-A1 serious zoom motor noise picked up by shotgun mic
on Jun 21, 2007 at 5:17:47 pm



I DEFINITELY have SERIOUS zoom-motor noise that is picked
up on my Sennheiser ME 66. It doesn't matter whether it's quiet
or loud in the ambient, and it makes no difference having AGC off.

I have tried loosening/tightening the mount holding the mic with no change.
I have moved the position of the mic around, no change.

My kids DV camera (Sony), using the same microphone,
has zero-none-nada zoom-motor sound.
Actually I have never had this problem on the other three DV camera's I've owned.

I love this camera. This is not whining.
But it is inexcusable to have this much noise transmitted to a microphone
on ANY camera much less on a high-end beautifully-done camera like this one.

I am totally open to being wrong about this and would love to hear what
else I can try to solve what, for me, is a critical flaw in this camera.

I know I can probably clean it up with software in post.
But that is a weak solution.


David



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FightClubTB
Re: XH-A1 serious zoom motor noise picked up by shotgun mic
on Jul 11, 2007 at 3:34:24 pm

same problem here, as near as I can tell, its a REAL noise, not transmitted through the cable. so having the mic near the lens is the problem.

i didnt hear it when i had the 10 foot cord hooked up and the mic mounted a ways away.

jeff


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Tom Klitus
Re: XH-A1 serious zoom motor noise picked up by shotgun mic
on Apr 8, 2008 at 8:47:14 pm

Did you resolve this audio problem? I have an XH A1, and I just bought a Rode NTG-1 shotgun mic. It does well picking up sounds out in front, but is also picking up everything else-zoom motor noise, every little bump of the camera or tripod, and me!

Is it the mic? or the A1? Please help. Thanks!



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