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Hissing sound All of a sudden, the camera presents a hissing sound when recording.

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You can check the monitor audio with earphones if the sound hissing when your recording that means it came from the audio, usually wierd defects cause by bad contact conector.

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In my Pd 170 Camera. When I Input Line in From Sound System in Live Events.. Audio is Spread. I check my wire and all connectors. what the problem?

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