Tip of the Day: Silence the Wind

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

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_