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Old February 16th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Bernie Beaudry View Post
Would like to hear more about the felt sleeve idea. I would imagine it would help with wind issues. I've found fleece to be very nice for blocking wind when recording outside such as on a ski slope. What mic are you using and how do you make the sleeves?
My wife made the sleeves. It's craft felt, folded over, and hand-stitched around the edges. The size is just large enough to fit over the mic. Which means they're fairly small. Which also means I keep losing them.

I'm using them with the Audio Technica 899 CW mics, but I was using them with Countryman B3s, too.

They do help with the wind somewhat. But for really brisk winds the Micro-Cats work very well. However, they really can't be hidden well at all.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 04:55 PM   #17
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BTW B&H has a nice short tutorial on how to mount a lav with a half-loop in the cable to avoid the pulling problem....

I've spent some time on the B & H Site, but can't find that tutorial. Others, but not that. Any chance someone has the URL or path info to get to it?
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Old February 18th, 2009, 01:17 PM   #18
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Here's the link to the lav article: Guide to Lavalier Microphones

On the B&H home page look for resources > newsletter archive for a lot of pro video articles, some are pretty good info. / Battle Vaughan /
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