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Is the Silhouette CAMEO 4 Quieter than CAMEO 3 (Video Comparison)

If you're wondering how quiet the Silhouette CAMEO 4 is...the answer is: quieter than the CAMEO  3at least according to the audio waves.

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I get a surprising number of questions about whether the Silhouette CAMEO 4 is any quieter than the CAMEO 3.

Just listening to the two machines cut, my initial reaction was - they make a different sound while cutting, but I'm not sure the CAMEO 4 could claim it's actually quieter. BUT...I was proven wrong in my very scientific testing.

I set up my camera on a tripod and did not move it at all. I first recorded first the CAMEO 4 cutting a design out of adhesive vinyl. Then I swapped the machine, placing the CAMEO 3 in the same spot. I had it cut the exact same design on the same sheet of vinyl.
When I pulled the clip into my video editing software and looked at the audio, there was no question, the CAMEO 4 sound decibel is lower than the CAMEO 3's. 

I spliced the video up  bit so the clips were intermixed and would play back to back. Check out the audio level displayed in blue.

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Listening to the above clips side by side, it's very obvious the CAMEO 4 is quieter than the CAMEO 3 while cutting with Carriage 1.

Keep in mind, I have not yet been able to test the cutting with Carriage 2 as the tools are not yet available.

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