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Topic # 58762 18-Mar-2010 20:47
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Does anyone have suggestions on how to reduce recorded wind noise? The above camcorder has a "Wind Cut" function but it didnt seem to have an effect.




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  Reply # 308920 18-Mar-2010 21:13
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Although I've never used one, as far as I know the best way of reducing wind noise on camcorder recordings is to use an external microphone (attached to the camera shoe on the top of the camcorder) with one of those fur 'dead cat' covers on it.

Looking at the JVC NZ site, they have an external mic available (the MZ-V8), which from further searches appears to come with a foam cover, rather than a fur one.  It's also not a particularly cheap mic.

After a quick search though, I found a company in the US that does stick-on fur covers, specifically for consumer level camcorders (see www.thewindcutter.com) - look at the link on the right-hand side.  Depending on their international shipping costs, it's probably a bit excessive to order one of these from the US - when the item itself is only US$14.95 - but it might give you some idea if you wanted to try making your own similar solution some other way?  Just a thought, anyway.



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  Reply # 308934 18-Mar-2010 21:42
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thanks smarsden!

had a nosey at the windcutter site and it isnt worth it getting from the usa, however it has given me some ideas on making my own.

i'm going to experiment with some mesh/foam type materials and place them over the inbuilt mic.

thanks for the link!




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