Tagged with wind - Personal View Talks http://personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/wind/feed.rss Tue, 02 Sep 14 12:54:23 -0600 Tagged with wind - Personal View Talks en-CA DIY Foam wind screen for the internal microphone of GH2 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6224/diy-foam-wind-screen-for-the-internal-microphone-of-gh2 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:13:18 -0700 CoolColJ 6224@/talks/discussions Did a little test with an old foam wind screen from my Shure SM8 microphone, which has an internal diameter of 25mm.

Was a bit tight to get on, so 35 mm would be better.

Works pretty well and is dirt cheap - just ordered a set of five 35mm internal diameter foam wind screens from Ebay for well under $10 :)

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DIY Blimp for less than £20 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3455/diy-blimp-for-less-than-20 Sat, 02 Jun 2012 15:55:21 -0600 kronstadt 3455@/talks/discussions After realizing that a good BLIMP is more about the knowledge and theory, rather than the actual construction materials, I'm embarking on a construction of my own blimp for less than £20. This will hold my cheap chinese microphone EM-320E, which is still on its way. My inspiration came from here:
and here
. So whatever advice you can give me on how to improve my design, it would be greatly appreciated, and hopefully will help others later on. These are the materials that I'll be using:

  • Bird feeder (£3) - to make the frame. Length 33cm. Diameter 6cm (the cage is metal, but not too robust. I might replace it with a much tougher mesh from one of those metal mesh bins http://www.ebay.com/itm/190683027361)
  • 2 round tea strainers (£3) for the FRONT and BACK end caps
  • 2 plastic jars with diameter 6cm (£2) - I will cut off the caps so as to make both end caps of the blimp to easily screw onto the frame
  • 300mmX200mm of Ultra fine mesh (£4) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fine-Stainless-Steel-wire-mesh-Insect-Reptile-Vent-Vivarium-/110876648077?_trksid=p3984.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DRIC.CFNPRP%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUA%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D110876648077%26ps%3D63#ht_500wt_1077 This will be used predominantly at the front of the construction. Fine mesh will go inside the frame. It will be last layer that the wind will travel through, and hopefully by then it will be completely broken. I'M NOT ENTIRELY SURE IF THIS FINE MESH WILL AFFECT THE SOUND TRANSPARENCY. I really need your advice here. PLEASE HELP!
  • Micro fiber cloth OR nylon stockings (£1) - this will go inside the birdfeeder, after the fine mesh
  • 6 Rubber bands (£0) - to hold the mic inside the bird feeder in X pattern
  • 2 fluffy faux-fur lady's ankle warmers (£5) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300698800758 hopefully these are good, thick and tight enough fake fur to block most of the wind. I will just saw the ends of these fluffies together, to make them into "bags". They are 40cm long, so should hold the entire blip pretty nicely. If you can find any better material on eBay please post a link.

So what do you think? Will it work?

I'm especially concerned with a small (6cm) diameter of the birdfeeder, but I hope that adding the fine mesh should supplement that like in this video

Or am I wrong?

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Micromuff Skinny - Deadcat for the GH2 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3324/micromuff-skinny-deadcat-for-the-gh2 Thu, 24 May 2012 10:01:37 -0600 tvpglabs 3324@/talks/discussions Micromuff has come up with a product specifically designed for the GH2: The Skinny. I reviewed it on my blog: http://tvpglabs.com/?p=469 and made the following video review:

My takeaway: it's not perfect, but it's good enough to insure a sync track on a multiple camera shoot. What do you guys think?

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