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Old September 18th, 2003, 01:19 PM   #1
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Hurricane audio

I'm watching a guy on television interview people in the middle of that hurricane. Sound isn't great, as you might expect, but you can hear everything people say distinctly and there is no wind noise from the mic itself. How in the heck are they doing that? Can't tell what type of microphone it is, but it's handheld, wireless with a regular looking foam windscreen smaller than a fist. The mic isn't even particularly close to people's mouths. I'm amazed. Any ideas on how a person would go about micing people in an honest to God hurricane?
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Old September 18th, 2003, 05:31 PM   #2
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I was noticing the same thing. I just shot an outdoor wedding, with two wireless lavs within 3 feet of each other, and you couldn't hear anyone.
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Old September 18th, 2003, 07:02 PM   #3
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Interview microphones often have internal wind baffling.

I have used a Light Wave short fuzzy on a shotgun in wind so strong that the XLR cable was humming. But no actual wind noise got into the audio.

To solve the problem, I purchased a full-size blimp with the hairy cover. That one will not have wind problems until the wind simply carries it and the boom operator away AFAICT. But I'd not like to have to hold it in a real hurricane force wind.
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