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Old 03-03-2008, 10:44 PM
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Are there any tricks out there to cut down the wind buffet on my video camera? I love taking video with the HandyCam while we are running but the buffet from the wind is killer Took some good video this weekend but all you hear is the wind, anybody know a secret?

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I just found a camera site that said to use a bandaid or a small piece of gauze taped over the Mic. Anyone try somthing like this?
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I've always trippled up with masking tape over the mic. The wind noise is not gone but by far way more tolerable.
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there is usually a place on the camera to plug a microphone. I plug one in, stick it to the dash (behind windshield / wind deflector or whatever stops the wind, on the floor if needed!) and tape whatever I want. This way, I can still hear people abord talking or laughing, while shooting...
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there is usually a place on the camera to plug a microphone. I plug one in, stick it to the dash (behind windshield / wind deflector or whatever stops the wind, on the floor if needed!) and tape whatever I want. This way, I can still hear people abord talking or laughing, while shooting...

that is a great idea. A lot of mics have an on/off switch also, so you could simply turn it off if you wanted as well.
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Like this???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTiJJx5oKDg

I bought an extenal microphone from Best Buy. Check your camera for an external mic jack. If it doesn't have one.............get a new camera!!
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EXCELLENT!


Where did you have the mic?
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Like this???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTiJJx5oKDg

I bought an extenal microphone from Best Buy. Check your camera for an external mic jack. If it doesn't have one.............get a new camera!!
That thing souds great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A little tab input ......Just kidding
How fast were ya running, my mag carries the nose high like that also....All my weight is in the back......I have to bump my tabs just a little to get it to fly level....
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That guy knows what he is doing with that camera. Not only is there no wind noise, but there is very little camera shake either. Maybe he could give everyone some pointers.

BTW, in addition to remote mounting the microphone, I also recommend a wind sock, which is a foam sleeve that goes around the microphone end.

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That guy knows what he is doing with that camera. Not only is there no wind noise, but there is very little camera shake either.
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Ha Ha Ha....

The camera was duck taped to the canopy, and the mic was duck taped under the canopy, and it did have a foam cover also.

I was running between 60 and 70+. It was rougher than it looks, 3'-4' with an occasional 5. If I had passengers or was running with a group for a while I would have dropped the tabs a hair, but I was out having fun.
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