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Old May 20th, 2007, 01:17 PM   #1
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Problems with sound

Hi,

I recorded sound (and video of course) with my XL1s this morning and when I captured my tape with my little Panasonic GS400 into the computer, I often heard problems with my sound.
It's a bit difficult to explain: if I listened to it on the camera (the GS400) it was like sometimes very short times the sound dropped a couple of times.
Like in a sentence: "Yes, ...ut I ca...'t complain about the things t...t you do"... (sorry to explain this in such a ridicilous matter, but just want to make myself and the problem clear).
In the captured AVI file on the computer (I edit on PPro2.0) the short silences are like clicks or scratches, difficult to explain, but not nice to listen too. It aren't dropped frames, the image is okay, it's purely the sound.

I recorded a piece on the same tape with my GS400 and I had no problems so I really think the problem lies with the XL1s.
Are there people that have an idea what could be the problem?
I checked all my settings on the camera, they were all right.
I don't think the problem lies with the mic, although I don't know for sure, because the decibel meters went okay.
So could it be a problem with my heads? Cleaning the heads once?
I didn't got any message in my viewfinder about dirty heads, but I can't
think of anything else.

Thanks in advance,
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Old May 20th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #2
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Did you use the stock mic?Check the connector going into the camera.Pull it out and reseat it.Then try rerecording and do the test again.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 03:05 PM   #3
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Did you use the stock mic?Check the connector going into the camera.Pull it out and reseat it.Then try rerecording and do the test again.
Yea, also try to plug in an external mic if you can and try it.

Try playing back on both cameras and see if you get the same problems.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 03:56 PM   #4
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Hi,

thanks for the advice, I did record with the stock mic, I'll try to do what you say one of these days, when I have time.

Thanks for everyone's advice!
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 07:26 AM   #5
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Try playback with the XL1s, see if the sound is OK. There may be a slight difference in alignment between the XL1s and the GS400 that appears as a break-up in the sound.

I've noticed that error correction for playback of sound does not appear to be as effective as error correction for video.
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