Sony DCR-HC40 tape noise on recordings!!?

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  1. CharlesElliott

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    Hi all,

    I've just bought a Sony DCR-HC40; it's my first camcorder. I filmed a couple of shots at the weekend, one being a panorama. There were no natural sounds apart from some wind and the odd birdsong, but on transferring it to the PC, I'm shocked by the amount of tape noise (I'm assuming it's tape noise) on the recording. Is this normal on camcorders on general, or this particular model specifically??

    Charles
     
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    Anyone got any views on this?

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    Fancy meeting you here!

    I'm thinking of buying the same one...

    Guy
     
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    Others on this forum have commented on the motor noise picked up by the internal mic on this camcorder and some have even returned theirs. :(

    Search this forum for "HC40 + noise"
     
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    Hi Guy,

    Seems like a good camera - but as you know, I use mine linked up to a bullet cam most of the time :D
     

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