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Canon powershot a540- using video mode and I do not want sound recording

Hi I want to use the video feature but AI don't want to record sound while doing it is there a way to do that

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There is no way to disable the audio on the camera unless you cover the microphone which I wouldn't really suggest. You would have to remove the sound later once you upload the video to your computer and put it into Windows Movie Maker or some other editing software.

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http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=221&modelid=12942#DownloadDetailAct

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