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Tony ReyesConstant hum from Media 100
by on Jun 3, 2005 at 5:08:53 pm

I'm very new to the Media 100. I'm basically doing an internship and the guy that knows everything is away filming right now. My problem is that I hear a constant hum coming out of my headphones. If I turn the volume all the way up or down it's the same sound/same volume. I've played around with the audio levels on the timeline and I don't see to get anywhere.

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Mike LRe: Constant hum from Media 100
by on Jun 3, 2005 at 9:38:22 pm


When you play back audio, do you see the levels change in the Audio Mixer window?
If yes, then it sounds like (no pun intended) a routing thing, not a Media 100 thing.

On our systems, there's a little switch on the break-out box that needs to be configured for either balanced/XLR outputs or unbalanced/RCA outputs. These are line level outputs that need to be fed into an amplifer/mixer/external device, and you can't just plug your headphones into these and get anything BUT hum. There's also a software adjustment under Media Settings for -10/+4dB. You could adjust these to see if there is any difference.

Check your cabling and/or your settings you may have with any outboard audio gear (such as external mixer, amplifier, etc). In my experience, almost 90% of system problems are in the cabling.


Mike L

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Tony ReyesRe: Constant hum from Media 100
by on Jun 3, 2005 at 11:54:20 pm

I think I figured it out. It was the headphone amplifer. I don't know what it was doing but I disconnected the power source then reconnected it. No more hum.

Thanks for your time,

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