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Old February 12th, 2010, 10:38 PM   #1
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How To Mount Rycote Windshield to Camera

I got Rycote's Windshield Kit 4 in preparation for this spring but I couldn't find something that allows me to mount it to a camera (EX1).

This is what I have: Rycote | Windshield Kit 4 - Complete Windshield and | 086001

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Old February 13th, 2010, 03:22 AM   #2
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The Basket windshield cannot be mounted to a camera at all - it's a professional windshield system designed to be used by a sound recordist - it's designed to be hand-held or mounted on a fishpole.

It's far too large for a camera, anyway.

For camera mounting yo would need either a Rycote Softie and an InVision Video mount or a Universal Camera Kit.

The Softie gives the better protection, the Universal Camera Kit is cheaper.

I hope this helps.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 09:30 AM   #3
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I agree with John.
The whole point is to remove the microphone from the stationary camera so you can position it to achieve the best possible sound from your subject.

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Thanks guys. Anyone have experience with the Universal Camera Kit? Is it better than the Softie?

There will be times I am shooting something by myself; so, can I use a mic stand to mount the Windshield?
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Old February 13th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #5
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It's probably going to have a 3/8" size mount thread.
You most likely will need a 3/8" M to 5/8" F adapter.
Something else to buy, but fear not, they're cheap.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 10:48 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. Anyone have experience with the Universal Camera Kit? Is it better than the Softie?
I already said it - the Softie is likely the better as it is larger - the Universal Camera Kit has a small basket windshield and a windjammer.

Both will work well, but I would say that the Softie has the better performance.
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