Video cameras – Canon’s HG10 HDD doesn’t like loud electric guitar!
Shooting the footage for a new project I am working on with guitarist Chris Gussman, I ran into trouble with my video cameras, they just kept stopping during recording! I checked everything on the cameras, even isolated the one on the tripod from the floor with some acoustic foam insulation blocks (Auralex MoPads) and switched of the drop sensor but it just kept happening. The only thing I thought of is that as these are old (ish) cameras and they use a Hard Disk Drive thats built into the camera, certain frequencies must vibrate the HDD to a point where it can no longer write data quick enough as a ‘can not write data’ error message does appears. It is strange how the HDD hooked up for the audio recording does not suffer in this way but I just can’t think of anything else! It’s also strange that my drumming does not effect them but the transients are shot and quick with percussion where as guitar chords/notes sustain. A interesting but frustrating discovery!