Have searched this forum for posts about the noise from the cooling fan, but found nothing? That’s strange as I find the noise from the fan being a BIG problem, especially when shooting in silent indoor environment and close to the actors.
The camera is quite new (#6371, build 20) and the fan operates as I believe it should; I’ve set it on Auto and it decreases in number of revolutions when I hit the record button. It then of course makes less noise, but it’s still very irritating. Changing the mode to “Quiet” or “Silent” makes no difference, the minimum number of revolutions seem to be the same in all settings. Surrounding temp ca. 20 °C.
I know that my Røde mic isn’t the best and I’m planning to by a premium Sennheiser or Schoeps mic, but fear that won’t eliminate the problem totally. And filtering the noise in post doesn’t seems right.
BTW, have you seen the documentary on Ingmar Begman when he finds out that the irritating noise in his headphones comes from the new (2002) digital HD cameras they where shooting his “Saraband” with, the Thomson 6000? He wasn’t glad...
See also http://www.ingmarbergman.se/page.asp...948E8&LanCD=EN.
So... I have at least two things in common with Bergman: I’m Swedish and I dislike camera-sounds...
Part from the fan noise, the RED is super!!!
Any advise from you experienced people? It must be a common problem to a lot of you.
/Ulf Palenius, Falun, Sweden