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Noise Cancellation to Make Recording with Compact Cameras Quieter

NEC announced today that they’ve developed “noise suppression technologies” for compact cameras that will clean up the audio in video recordings by canceling out the noise created by the lens zooming in and out. It works by storing a recording of what the zoom noise sounds like to the camera, and subtracting that noise from recorded video. Casio’s new EX-ZR10 will be the first compact to feature this new tech, but NEC promises that it’ll be found throughout the digicam market soon. Enjoy the “ZZZZ! ZZZZ!” sound while it’s still around!

(via Engadget)


 
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  • Anonymous

    Seems to be a construction or design issue. I have camcorders with quieter zoom mechanisms than what I’ve seen with point and shoots.