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Old May 22nd, 2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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Defeating the onboard GL-2 Audio

Gentlemen:

I want to record video only with NO audio track.

How do I accomplish this and can it be done?

Anyone do this for any reason at all?

I want to import the resulting product into a video editing
program so the "AV" track displays no audio component
intertwined with the video like there would be normally displayed on the timeline.

Next question is what do you guys think of the minidisc format as a source of digital audio?DAT is way too expensive for me!

What are the pros and cons?

Thanks in advance.

Bruce
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Old May 22nd, 2004, 10:10 PM   #2
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You can just turn down the audio controls all the way, you can also (if you really want to kill the internal mic) plug a stereo 3.5mm (mini plug) into the mic input.

you can get a mini plug at radio shack for about 2 bucks, make sure you get stereo, you want to make sure you kill both channels. I'm sure that just by pluggin in something to the jack will kill the internal but best be safe.

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Old May 22nd, 2004, 10:25 PM   #3
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Will it trick the editing progam though...

so that it does not "see" or display an audio track after importing the video track and laying it on a timeline?

Anotherwords,does this type of enforced "silence" still register as a track?

Are there such things as "silent" tracks which are displayed anyway?

Thanks.
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 12:05 AM   #4
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Can't you just delete the audio track in your editing program, when you dump it back it should just be silence if you play it back.
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Old May 23rd, 2004, 01:23 AM   #5
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I'm a newbie using MS Moviemaker 2

It appears in that program,you can't seperately delete the audio from the video track as they are inseperately "married"!So I tried muting the original audio track and dropping enhanced audio to form a new audio track.The learning curve can be frustrating.

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Old May 23rd, 2004, 01:52 AM   #6
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I'm unfamiliar with MS Moviemaker so my suggestion might be impractical for such an editor.

I gather that you're planning to record your audio separately from your video? If so, you -may- find it useful to also record audio on the camera. During audio editing the camera tracks might come in handy for overlaying or filling ambient sound in places. Remember that although the GL2's mic is stereo omni, it's also running at a 48kHz sampling rate, higher than CD.
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