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#1 stevewitt

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 10:21 PM

I tried to use my otherwise decent headphones to monitor sound from my GS400 video camera and this overwhelming buzzing interference has made this impossible. This is the first time I have ever tried it. I'm not sure if there is something I'm not doing or something I'm doing entirely wrong but I thought I could just plug into the audio out jack and listen to what is being recorded. The actual recorded audio does seem to be just fine. Can anyone help. Thanks.
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#2 Gordon Highland

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 12:03 AM

On this camera, the Audio Out doubles as a headphone jack, which is a bit odd. Is there a switch or a menu setting to toggle them? There is sometimes a difference in Heaphone level (adjustable) vs. Line level, but not usually enough to cause what you describe. Have you tried plugging the headphones only part-way in? Have you tried running the output into a mixer and then plugging the cans into that? Have you noticed a sound difference running off battery power compared to AC?
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#3 stevewitt

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 12:10 AM

Thanks for the reply Gordon. It turns out that the jack is an (A/V in/out) and it was a matter of making changes in the sub-menu to (out/phones). So you were correct. Someone on another board pointed this out too. Thankyou.
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