In movie mode, my sound is "in front" of the movie
We LOVE the movie mode and make little clips all the time. All of a sudden, yesterday, during playback I noticed that the sound is not in synch with the picture, it seems to be in front of the picture ... so that the ending few seconds is all silence.
I thought I'd load the clips onto my computer and perhaps play them their, but they are still out of synch.
I charged the battery, thinking it was just tired and not synching picture to sound was a battery problem, but it's still out of synch.
Can you help?
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Re: In movie mode, my sound is "in front" of the movie
This may not mean much, so look really hard at the instruction manual but If the audiostream was recorded at 48,000Hz, change it to 44,100Hz...
but if that way over your head try this easy way:
in the menu look to find image quality and audio quality, when you are here either do as i have asked above or change your visual settings from high to normal, also if you have any of those menu items up on the lcd when you are taking the clip get rip of hem, as in my experience they slow down the processing power of the IC and these IC are made to process pixels not sound, so eventually after 40frames there is an overlap.
good luck by the way!
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Page 33 of your user manual explains how to turn on the microphone to make sure that sound is recorded when taking movie clips. You cannot adjust the recording volume. Page 35 discusses how to adjust the volume during movie playback only.
You will get sound when you transfer recorded movie clips in your computer and playback in computer.
DSC-S500 Sony Cybershot has built-in mic to record sound but doesn't have speaker to give sound during playback in camera. You need to import movie files in your PC and playback in PC to hear sound.
This may sound like a dumb question, but are you sure that you had the camera set to the video recording mode? Several of the Canon digital PowerShots will show the movie icon on the LCD screen even when the camera is in image record mode. Why, I don't know. Ensure that you set the camera into movie mode by pressing your Func/Set button to go into the Function Menu and then selecting the movie mode that you want to shoot in. Press the Func/Set button again to get out of the Function Menu and you will not only see a movie camera icon on the LCD screen, but also a set of numbers in the bottom left hand corner representing the recording resolution (e.g. 640 pixels) and the frames per second (e.g. 30).
And just in case you did have the camera set in movie mode, make sure that you don't do what many people have inadvertantly done and mistake the video clip for a .jpg image in the playback screen. Videos will of course have the movie camera icon in the upper corner of the image and are viewed by pressing the Set button twice to begin the playback.
If both of these steps were performed properly then your camera may have a hardware issue. As a last resort, try performing a reset from within the menu just to be on the safe side and see if it makes a difference. If not you may need service. Hope this helps.
Make sure you are shooting your movies in "Standard" mode. If you have the mode set to something else, especially "Time Lapse", the playback may not match 'natural' motion.
In any case, you can control the speed of the playback. When you first enter the movie playback mode, there should be a movie control bar along the bottom of the LCD. Instead of the "Play" button, select the "Slow Motion Playback" button (single arrow with single bar next to the normal Play button), and control the speed with the left or right arrows on the multi-controller.
There won't be sound when you play it back on the camera, but when you upload it to your pc it will have sound. Also the sound quality is not good so anything above a normal talking voice sounds horrible.