Hello! I just recently purchased the Canon G7x mark ii & immediately noticed a auto focus ticking/focusing sound. I have watched endless amount of YouTube videos to try to fix it.
i have applied the auto focus lock & face lock & although the ticking stops I can’t get it to focus on anything else (I am a vlogger I move the camera around a lot) so how do I get both of best worlds no ticking sound but be able to move my camera around & focus. Thank you!
Assuming you're using the built-in microphone? To reduce/avoid camera sounds, look into an external microphone that would be mounted the further distance away from the camera's body as possible.
It sounds like you have Movie AF Tracking enabled. I think you have two main choices.
One, disable Movie Servo AF, or whatever it they call it on that model. Refer to a DoF chart or app and look at the available DoF when using the wide angle focal lengths. With a short enough focal length, you do not need to use Movie Servo AF because everything beyond a couple of feet or so will be in focus.
Two, as suggested above, use an external microphone. There are various options. There are on-camera shotgun microphones and wireless lapel microphones. Which is best would depend on your content. If it is more selfie oriented, then a wireless lapel mic might be the way to go.