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#1 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 08:33 AM

Thinking about recording an interview outdoors for the first time and my primary concern is how the wind with interact with the mic.

 

Is a standard windscreen going to be good enough? Is it generally not an issue because the wind contact only creates noise on the track below 100hz?

 

Or do people ever hang up "wind-nets"? I've seen it happen for steady-cam work.

 

Thanks for any input.


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#2 Michael Rodin

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 08:51 AM

Soundguys always use blimps outdoors, foam screens are only for interiors. They'd put on a fur windjammer even in a rather light wind.


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#3 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 08:53 AM

Not an audio guy.. but if its windy I doubt any standard mic windscreen will work.. esp for an interview.. they always put on that really hairy one.. and also put a small lav mic.. like a Sanken COS 11 hidden inside the clothes .. out of the wind.. but its basically asking for trouble to do an interview in a very windy place.. well a long one anyway.. 


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#4 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 11:29 AM

Best done in a sheltered location, some mics are more prone to wind noise than others. A blimp and a furry windjammer is standard kit. there are cut-down kits for shooting news.

 

Here's one manufacturer:

 

http://rycote.com/


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#5 David Peterson

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:40 AM

If it is very light wind, then a Rode WS6 or similar will be enough, but anything heavier and you want a full blimp. 

But what is even more important is mic position, so that you get it in close and on axis. 


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