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Audio is making a buzzing sound....

Whether I'm doing just an audio clip, or audio and visual at the same time, when I listen to what I just tried to record, there is this loud buzzing noise, and I can hardly hear anything (I can't really make it out that well) that I said in the recording.... Zoogergirl00@msn.com Please Help!!!!

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    same buzzing static sound. I don't think I have any other speakers on.



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Normal 0 Two things can cause static.
First, If you have your speakers turned up to high it will give you feedback causing distortion and static. I recommend using a headset when videoing.
Second reason is, if you are using a laptop and have added an external microphone between the two it will cause distortion and static.
Not knowing the configuration of your computer makes it harder to analyze the problem.
So hope this is of some help. Bud

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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