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If you’ve visited YouTube, you know of the hordes of snap-shooters using digital compacts to make videos. While these cameras offer good image quality, and can be super-compact, their audio pickup leaves something to be desired, especially when shooting in windy conditions. To control wind noise, I made a windscreen for my compact’s microphone from the gauze-like padding of an adhesive bandage. Taped over the mic’s tiny port, the “screen” does an admirable job of muffling, even eliminating, the sound of wind from my videos.
_ —Reader Tip From Stephen Uber, Manchester, CT_