Recording r/c jets on HG20
I video record r/c jet events. Sometimes the roar of the turbines activate the motor on my HG20 hard-drive which can be heard in the videos.
Can I eliminate this if I record to the a memory card? If yes, are there any drawbacks?
There are no drawbacks in recording to a card. You have to make sure that you have enough space (gigabytes) for the amount of time/at the mode you are recording in: look at the use manual, it has a chart for record times to the cards. (Make sure it is at least "class 4".) Bring at least 2 cards.
Originally Posted by Canuck
You should also, but you don't have to, get a card reader (anywhere from $10 to $20) that can read "SDHC" cards. After done recording, turn off the camcorder - take out the card - put it in the reader which is connected to your pc via USB. (The manual always recommends to have the camcorder off before making any changes: off before inserting a card, off before taking out a card, off before attaching a mic, etc.)
You then navigate through the card file structure with you pc mouse to the "STREAM" folder. Copy the whole folder, or the files in the folder you want top copy and then paste them into a folder on your hard drive.
Open up and use your editor to navigate to that folder on your pc to import into your time line.
If not using a card reader, you would leave the card in the HG20 and connect via USB where you can use the Pixela software to import the files.
You are probably not hearing the noise of the hard drive in the audio. as mentioned in your other thread; The HG20 sound with the internal mics are not good at all.
From what I have read in other forums, vibration causes the harddrive to make that loud humming sound. Some type of protective feature with the camcorder.
If I use a card, does the recording go directly to the card, so I don't get that humming noise from the hard drive?
I don't recall a hard drive humming noise when I had an HG20, besides the mic noise I mentioned.
Originally Posted by Canuck
I compared the the same exact noise when using the internal mics on cam: HG20 shot to hard drive and HF11 shot to card - sounds the same.
I think it's just the crappy mics..but the easiest way to find out, as far as the HG20 goes, is to record some footage without speaking or making noise in a quiet room. Once to the hard drive and then also shoot footage to the card - and compare with headphones when the files are on your pc.
If you haven't used a card, you need a class 4 or better SDHC card..
8 gig card /16 gb would be better, for more time.
I found a Lexar SDHC™ Full-HD Video Memory Card 16 gb at my local Walmart today, for $45, I will probably be buying it before next weekend.
Thanks for you help, much appreciated.