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Audio noise audio in direct from audio mixing soundboard Sound quality is great until I plug in s-video out to a mixer and/or video switcher - getting a low buzz what I've tried so far: s-video is running next to a power cord, so I bypassed that but still have the problem. I have also tried ground lifts on all the power chords any suggestions

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Turn down the volume or dont use s video us fire wire it eorks way better

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Alternative: record the audio separately onto a decent quality audio recorder with proper microphone jacks, then find the corresponding audio and synchronize it in software production. This is often how professionals do it, and one of the reasons you see the familiar "clapboard" snap at the beginning of movie shoots ... clapping your hands on camera right before you shoot will give you a visible action that will correspond to a peak in the audio soundwave that you can match up to synchronize the audio once you put the video and audio into your computer.
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