Rode VideoMic Wind protection

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Bill, May 16, 2006.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Hi all,
    I just returned from an excursion and did some taping with a Panasonic
    GS400 up in the hills of a dude ranch. I used a Rode VideoMic with the
    standard foam windscreen on it for sound. There was very little wind
    at the time so I thought I would be safe, but my video has some very
    loud wind noise on it. Can anyone recommend a really good windscreen
    for this mic, and tell me how effective a good windscreen will be in the
    real world?

    Bill.
     
    Bill, May 16, 2006
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  2. www.olsenaudio.com
    These people appear to make good quality, effective
    foam and fur windscreen products at a very reasonable
    price. You might have to email/call them to get the one
    that fits your Rode mic.
     
    Richard Crowley, May 16, 2006
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  3. Bill

    Steve Guidry Guest

    Call the folks at Location Sound Corporation at 818.980.9891.

    They're the best in the business.

    Steve
     
    Steve Guidry, May 16, 2006
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  4. Bill

    Brian Boutel Guest

    Rode have one that fits the videomic, over the foam, called the Dead Cat.

    --brian
     
    Brian Boutel, May 17, 2006
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  5. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Thanks all. I ordered myself a Rycote mini-windjammer. I'll try to
    remember to post back here on how well it works in case anyone else has
    the same problem.
     
    Bill, May 17, 2006
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    Ty Ford Guest

    Bill,

    The assumption is that you weren't listening all the time. In the real world,
    that's a very good thing to do.

    Regards,

    Ty Ford




    -- Ty Ford's equipment reviews, audio samples, rates and other audiocentric
    stuff are at www.tyford.com
     
    Ty Ford, May 18, 2006
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  7. Bill

    Bill Guest

    If I understand you correctly, you're saying I should have had my
    headphones on. I agree. Because we were riding horseback and I was
    already carrying two cameras, I got lazy and left the headphones in my
    cottage. I'll know better next time. Especially since it is clear that
    turning the camera on a different angle would have diminished much of
    the noise. Live and learn.
     
    Bill, May 19, 2006
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