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Old February 20th, 2016, 11:51 AM   #1
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DVX200 - Zoom servo noise

I do not have fast zoom enabled but....you can clearly hear the zoom servo when recording using the internal mic.For comparison, my old Canon XH-A1 is silent when zooming.

My camera or everyones?
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Old February 20th, 2016, 05:33 PM   #2
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Re: DVX200 - Zoom servo noise

Yes - just tried mine and I can hear the servo when its dead quiet, but its a fault common to many video cameras I've used. Not a problem as most of the time I'll be using external mikes or line and only using the internal mikes as a means to sync with other sources.

Interestingly, the zoom action is even more noticeable when zooming manually! Must be particularly sensitive internal mikes on the DVX200.
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Old February 20th, 2016, 06:09 PM   #3
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Re: DVX200 - Zoom servo noise

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Yes - just tried mine and I can hear the servo when its dead quiet, but its a fault common to many video cameras I've used. Not a problem as most of the time I'll be using external mikes or line and only using the internal mikes as a means to sync with other sources.

Interestingly, the zoom action is even more noticeable when zooming manually! Must be particularly sensitive internal mikes on the DVX200.
I agree that it's not a big deal. Just want to make sure it isn't a defect in my camera. When I put a shotgun on the camera it's much better.

WRT the noise when you manually zoom......be sure you flick the switch to manual zoom. That disconnects the servo mechanism.
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