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Old November 25th, 2010, 05:23 AM   #1
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Can anyone give me any hints/ tips on reducing erroneous noise and camcorder case noise while filming with my Z1. Sometimes I have my headphones on and if I catch the case accidentally it make a sharp loud clunk on the recording.

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Old November 27th, 2010, 07:47 AM   #2
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Sounds like (!) you're using the Z1's in-built stereo mics Graham. If you want no clunks, use an off camera mic. If you want less clunks, use something like a Senheisser in a Softie - that isolates the mic very effectively indeed.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 04:20 PM   #3
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Thanks, Tom; that's what's confusing me. I'm using a siennheiser shotgun and a shure handheld in the two XLR ports, yet if I touch the casing I get the noise (and yes, I have the sound switched over to the external mics - and tested each mic as a matter of course before recording). Any ideas welcome...

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Old November 27th, 2010, 04:27 PM   #4
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Would the fact the Siennheiser is in the camera's external mic fixture ring be causing the problem? If so, how can I get around it in practice?

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Old November 28th, 2010, 07:07 AM   #5
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I'm just wondering if your XLRs are wired correctly, as my mics are silent under the same conditons.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 09:19 AM   #6
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Would the fact the Siennheiser is in the camera's external mic fixture ring be causing the problem? If so, how can I get around it in practice?

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Try a good external isolating mic holder, either on the shoe or on something like the J-Rod.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 09:32 AM   #7
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Thanks. When you say about the XLRs being wired correctly, do you mean internally (and problem with the camera itself) or with the way I've set them up?

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Old November 28th, 2010, 10:05 AM   #8
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I just mean with the wired pins inside the XLR plugs. Did you solder them up yourself?
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Old November 28th, 2010, 10:55 AM   #9
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Thanks Tom, the XLR cable and connectors are standard bought; no customising.

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