Sound Muffler for Sony HC42E

Discussion in 'Sony' started by richard.lister, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Hi,
    I have a HC42E and I'm over the moon with the options and quality etc.

    Just one prob when filming in very windy weather - the sound really
    gets distorted.

    I contacted Sony Customer services who suggested searching for the
    above - "Sound Mufler". There isn't such a thing.

    Any ideas?

    richard.lister, Sep 13, 2005
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  2. I have a HC42E and I'm over the moon with the options and quality etc.

    A glance at the specs suggests that there is no provision for an
    external mic on this camera. So you're stuck with the internal one,
    which seems to be built in to the front panel. It seems unlikely
    that a wind-shield can be neatly fitted, so you'll need to improvise.

    You need a chunk of acoustic foam. This is different to normal foam
    rubber in that the cells are all connected, allowing sound to pass
    through relatively unimpeded. The easiest source is probably a wind
    shield made for another microphone. Ask in your local music-tech shop
    for one for a SM58 or similar. They'll know what you're talking

    Cut a suitable section and tape it over the mic position on the front
    of your camera. It may work well, it may not. But the experiment
    will have cost you very little.
    Laurence Payne, Sep 13, 2005
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