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Old April 1st, 2006, 10:17 PM   #1
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Senn G2 and PD170 problem - please help

I have the Sennheiser G2 camera wireless system that I use the lav with. I keep running into an issue where their is interference or what sounds like intermittent humming static that all but ruins anything I record. It happens on my 2 PD170's and the PD150. If anyone has run into this please tell me how you fixed it. I have tinkered around with all of the settings to try and fix the problem to no avail. I always scan the room for available frequencies so I know that is not the problem. I am desperate
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 06:55 AM   #2
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I have the Sennheiser G2 camera wireless system that I use the lav with. I keep running into an issue where their is interference or what sounds like intermittent humming static that all but ruins anything I record. It happens on my 2 PD170's and the PD150. If anyone has run into this please tell me how you fixed it. I have tinkered around with all of the settings to try and fix the problem to no avail. I always scan the room for available frequencies so I know that is not the problem. I am desperate
It's hard to know for sure but a common source of that sort of interference can be cell phones and Blackberries close by. Even when they're not in active use, a powered-up cell phone "calls home" every few minutes to the let the system know it's alive and where it is for incoming calls. This can show up as a periodic harsh buzz in wireless mics and can even be picked up in unbalanced mic cables or a camera's internal electronics if it's very close. Make sure all cell phones on your set are completely powered off and see if the situation improves.
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 04:47 PM   #3
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Are you running the camera on battery power or AC? Try batteries.

Do you have an external monitor hooked up? Via S-Video or Composite?

Try unplugging anything external.

Try new cables if you can.
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