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Getting around motor noise

I've been doing my homework and the Canon XM2 is probably, at the moment, the best deal on market. Good quality, easy to use and it is professional with excellent TV like quality. But with one major flaw which every review I have read has pointed out - Bad Sound. Well not so much it has bad sound but the motor noise which accompanies the camera is clearly heard, and if your making a professional self-produced film the last thing you need is a stupid thing like motor noise ruin it for you. The question is, how do I overcome this, how do I get rid of the motor noise? If there some affordable device which I can use?

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Re: Getting around motor noise

You can alter the quality of the sound in some editing packages to help disguise this tyoe of noise.

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

Re: Getting around motor noise

Try playing around with the different menu settings for sound type ie. voice etc

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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Great video on play back in the view finder but poor on the PC

you have problem in capturing your video.
you better use firewire to do it much better than old analog capturing device.
Firewire is almost a hundred percent no loss of quality.
just try it and find how.
remember also that AVI file is better to any compressed formatted file. 

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Put this in your browser and enter camera information in the pulldown menus.. then look for the download tab.

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You might have bad contact in zoom switch unit or a short in zoom switch. The switch assembly is replaced for the remedy.

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