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Audio meltdown!! The audio both records and plays so extremely scratchy that the camera is almost unusable. It records video fine to minidv tapes but the audio horrible. I would say when recordeing with the camera, there is only detectable sound 30% of the time, and that 30% is completely scratched over, there is no clean audio. I play the tapes on other minidv cameras (sony, and other jvc cameras) after recording with my gr-d650 and the tapes play with the same horrible scratchiness. So the audio recording is bad. I also play tapes on my camera that were recorded with other functioning cameras and the tapes play scratchy too. So It is also a playback problem. I have used a variety of minidv tapes: sony, jvc, panasonic. no change, all bad. I bought a panasonic head cleaner, followed directions, this did not help one bit. Please help

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This could be a fault with the built-in microphone.

One thing to try before condemning the camera is to plug in an external microphone and see if the noise disappears.


Good luck

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This could be a fault with the built-in microphone.

One thing to try before condemning the camera is to plug in an external microphone and see if the noise disappears.


Good luck

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