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My lifecam problem

Hi my lifecam mic picks up a high pitched noise when recording or speaking to someone basicly all the time how do i fix this?

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  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    Hello,

    I have the same problem with my VX-1000.I thought that the microphone is damaged or something like that..but now I thing that is only a very poor quality one.

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What it sounds like is that you are getting feedback from your speakers. Turn down the sound or try a set of headphones to see if that eliminates the problem.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

  • Weldon Dube'
    Weldon Dube' Feb 06, 2009







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    Two
    things can cause high pitch noise and 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






  • Weldon Dube'
    Weldon Dube' Feb 13, 2009







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    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









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check your audio out

TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray or from Control Panel
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

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Click "Recording" tab.
To set required (webcam) mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click 'OK'
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
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1) Make sure your webcam mic is set as default
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TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray or from Control Panel
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
To set required (webcam) mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click 'OK'
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays

Restart computer

2) During the recording you may be picking up feedback from your speakers - try using a set of headphones

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Go to the microsoft website - fill in your details to navigate to the help page for your model - check out the 'readme' link especially the 'known issues and breaking' section - some later lifecam webcams require additional software or specific to IE

Typical audio set up

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If you have an earlier OS, you may have to access your hardware from the Control Panel.

TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
To set required (webcam) mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click 'OK'
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays

Restart computer

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Some lifecams need additional software or specific browsers according to your OS
Visit the microsoft website - enter the details of your cam and check out the 'readme' link also 'breaking and known issues link'

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=ICE

It may even be feedback from the incoming voice being picked up on your mic - headphones would prove that.

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Right click on speaker icon in System Tray
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
To set required mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click OK
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays
Restart computer
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check your audio settings
TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
To set webcam mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click OK
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays
Restart computer
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check your basic audio settings
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If you have an earlier OS, you may have to access your hardware from the Control Panel.

TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
To set required mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click OK
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays
Restart computer

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Set up Audio example

Laptop x webcam/mic x Vista x Yahoo Messenger
If you have an earlier OS, you may have to access your hardware from the Control Panel.

TEST SPEAKERS
Right click on speaker icon in System Tray
Select "Playback Devices"
The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible
Right click on the volume graph and click "Test"
Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard

SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC
Click "Recording" tab.
To set required mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties"
In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click OK
Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later)
Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays
Restart computer

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  1. The sound device could be malfunctioning.
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  3. The camera may be close to a noise maker such as a fan, air conditioner, or your PC fan.
  4. The sound wires could be crossed with an electrical wire which sometimes creates static or a hum.
  5. If you are using a normal Microphone, there could be static on the port or connector.
  6. The record volume levels are too high, or mic boost has been enabled and is picking up extra sound.
I hope one of these examples helps to fix your problem, if it doesn't, please get back with me and we can try something else. Good luck!

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