Thursday, 7 April 2016

Silencing the Wind

When filming outdoors I use a small shotgun type microphone on the 70D.
This one I bought from China:


It is supplied with a foam wind shield which doesn't work very effectively, if at all, to suppress wind noise in blustery conditions:


The best type of wind shield is a fluffy one which breaks up the wind but still allows the sounds you want to reach the microphone. I bought a cheap one to try out and fitted it over the foam:


A couple of days ago I was filming a Blackbird singing at dusk. There wasn't much wind but  a couple of times there was a short blustery outburst. The fluffy shield coped well with that as you can hear, or not hear, on the video tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. I'll be interested to see how this performs. I meant hear sorry.


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