When I shoot videos I知 not getting any sound. Why?
There are number of things to check when shooting videos with sound.
First, determine if the camera has a microphone. Some of our budget models may not have a microphone. The microphone is a small hole or three small holes on the front or four holes on the bottom of the camera.
Next, make sure the microphone is set to ON in the camera痴 menu. The microphone function is displayed as an icon that looks like a microphone. Your camera may have two different microphone settings. One may be for still images. When that microphone is selected you will have a few seconds to speak and record an audio caption that will be linked to that still image. The audio caption can be played back through the speaker (if the camera has one) or in the Olympus software bundled with the camera when the video is transferred to the computer. The other microphone is for video with sound. The sound can be heard when the video is played back through a computer or TV.
As noted above, your camera may or may not have a speaker. If it does not have a speaker, you will not hear sound during playback even though the camera might be recording sound.
The camera may also have options to shoot videos with and without sound and at different frame rates and frame sizes. This is to allow the option to select how big file sizes are. Silent videos have smaller file sizes than videos with sound.
If you are shooting videos with sound, the optical zoom on the camera is disabled. This is because the microphones will record the sound and vibrations of the zoom mechanism, which would overpower the sounds of the action being recorded. When shooting videos with sound, the DIGITAL ZOOM must be set to ON so digital zoom can be used to silently zoom the image. Silent videos can use optical zoom because it is not recording the sounds and vibration of the zoom mechanism.
If the player software on your computer is not the latest version, the sound may not play or may be out of sync. If you are having problems playing videos, update the QuickTime Player and Windows Media Player software on your computer.
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