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Old Mar 13, 2005, 6:36 AM   #1
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Hi, I took delivery of my new FZ20 on Thursday and loving it so far! I do however have a concern over the quality of the audio on movie clips. I have just upgraded from a Fuji Finepix 6800 where the audio had no background noise at all. The Panny seems to have a certain amount of background noise comprising of general white noise, a high pitched sound and a frequent rythmical low pitched sound.

I'd appreciate it if someone could take a look at this clip to see if you think I have problem.

http://chrishart.aliveww.co.uk/temp/P1000046.MOV (5mb)

*THIS LINK IS INCORRECT...but the forum software won't let me correct it. Please add another w before the .co.uk for a valid link*

The rythmical sound doesn't start until a few seconds in.

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Old Mar 13, 2005, 11:42 AM   #2
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Something is wrong with your hyperlink.
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Old Mar 13, 2005, 2:33 PM   #3
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Hmm, the forum software keeps playing with the link because my host has w w w in their domain name. The forum soft is automagically putting http:// before it and messing it up.

I've changed the link but there is a w missing. Please add another w to form www to complete the url. Sorry!
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Old Mar 13, 2005, 8:43 PM   #4
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You are right, the forum software goes haywire when there is a www in the URL. You have to copy/paste the link below to get the video to download. I don't know what that odd sound is because I just took some video in a quiet room and didn't hear anything like that.
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If you mean the background hiss, the mic. circuit may have auto gain and be running flat out -- there's no info on it in the manual that I could see.

The other noise -- was there a dog barking somewhere?
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Old Mar 14, 2005, 6:01 AM   #6
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No, no dog barking. It's funny having researched some more, I've found others questioning the FZ10 and FZ20 sound quality. Maybe the sounds can be removed with some noise reduction software, although you shouldn't have to resort to such measures. Fortunately, movie taking wasn't high on my wish list but I just wanted to make sure I didn't have something out of the ordinary and that could be fixed or replaced.
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Old Mar 14, 2005, 7:16 AM   #7
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Using dialup access, 5 MB is too large a sample for me. I had similar problems with sound recording though. I'm fairly sure it was just that the mic was too sensitive. I thought about filtering the mic with foam or cloth, but never got around to trying it.


For getting around the forum 'filters', you can use ISO character set entities (see the entity number column ... http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/ht...tity97-126.htm )

Use &#38#119 in place of one of the w's ... http://chrishart.alive&#119ww.co.uk/temp/P1000046.MOV

(Note: if you preview the post it will be turned into a w in the text box ... you will have to reinsert the 'entity number' {&#38#119} and then go straight to 'send'.)

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