Sunday, June 24, 2012
DIY wind muff for DSLR mic
Hi my friends!
Just wanna share a really quick and easy way to do a DIY wind muff for your DSLR camera mic!
Basically it's purpose is to filter off the ambient wind sound recorded by your camera's built in mic.
I saw it selling on ebay for approx US$23(excluding the shipping fees), but I thought it looks extremely simple and not worth such a high price, so I decided to search online to find alternative sources and found a video on you tube showing how to DIY, for free!
Decided to try and test it out myself and yup, it works!
Here is how mine looks like:
And this can be done in 3 simple steps:
1) cut a small section of fur from an unwanted teddy bear (fake fur please, do not harm any animals!) :
2) Stick some blue tack around the mic. I made a fairly big square around it, you can make a smaller circle instead. It should match the patch of fur that you have cut, again, your fur can be a smaller circular patch:
I did a very simple test in front of my fan (at maximum speed) for comparison and here are my videos:
a) without the air muff:
b) with the DIY earmuff:
And here's the link to the video that I saw on youtube:
Happy experimenting and share this quick tip with your friends! =D