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Old June 23rd, 2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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Did I screw up?

Well, not really thinking, I shot a powerboat race a week ago and took off my external mic and forgot to sock my GL2 mic. Did I screw it up? I had the camera in at least a 50mph head wind. I have yet to capture the video to see if the audio is shot on the mic. I am guessing that I probably damage the cone in the mic???

Do you think I did? Thanks
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Old June 24th, 2004, 12:27 AM   #2
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If I was you, I would be doing some sound checks right now. Why are you waiting? Do you have the camera to to do this with? Why wait till you capture - "I have yet to capture the video to see if the audio is shot on the mic."? This I really don't understand .. Why don't you record something else now and and stick on a set of headphones to check levels? Why are you worrying about something that you aren't - YET - in a position to hear what you've recorded .. don't understand . .

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Old June 24th, 2004, 12:59 AM   #3
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I guess if I had the ability to check for damage I would of never posted.

Well, first, I have been VERY busy writing papers for graduate work. And second, the camera is in the shop for a head cleaning.

"Why are you worrying about something that you aren't - YET - in a position to hear what you've recorded .. don't understand . . "

I was looking for either:
1. Yea, you screwed up mics can't blah blah blah
2. It should be fine because blah blah blah

Now that the confusion if cleared up, can a onboard mic get damaged in head on winds?
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Old June 24th, 2004, 01:11 AM   #4
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Understood . . good luck with the, "writing papers for graduate work" . .

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Old June 24th, 2004, 01:15 AM   #5
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I wouldn't have though so - they are quite tiny and hidden behind the outer grill. The wind should have been largely dissipated by the time it reached them...

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Old June 25th, 2004, 01:14 AM   #6
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The prurpose of a windsock is to reduce unwanted audible effects from the wind in the recorded sound, not to protect the microphone capsule from damage.

I have always found the results to be very little better with a Rycote gag in place than without in any wind. Having said that, even the best microphone/gag combination will struggle in strong winds.

You may have a problem with the recorded sound quality here.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 08:08 AM   #7
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Bad sound quality I can live with. So chances are my mic is ok. Cool. I'll know in about a day.

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