Hi to you all,
I recently uploaded a post about a brand new Sony DCR-HC42E which recorded the noise made by the tape mechanism. Today I spent the day in and out of retail shops in Tottenham court road and was faced with different opinions from the men behind the counters some of whom I would not have bought a used car from. A general statement I heard from more than one in different shops was that the tape mechanism on all commercial camcorders produces noise which will be captured in recordings and will be more noticable when the recording is produced quiet environments.
My question to you all as camcorder owners is: when you are recording with your camcorder, do you notice a buzz, whine or noise coming from the internals of your camcorder and if so is this noise captured in your recordings? If the answer is yes to both these questions then it would be useful to me to know what camcorder you have and to what extent is this noise distracting?
Were the men behind the counter being truthful of where they trying erase my well founded fears in order to bag some commision.
I await your answers avidly.