Originally Posted by modernviking
When out at sea, as you might know there can sometimes be quite a lot of wind
and when i'm taking a video with my camera it's really hard to get other noise
then the wind howling. I'm looking for a microphone which i can use with a normal smartphone and a video camera. Thinking about buying
a lavalier microphone which i can plug
in a smartphone and video camera. how far can i get with 80 USD?
To have the lowest wind noise, you have two considerations - mic design and wind protection.
Mic design - omnidirectional mics are far less sensitive to wind than directional microphones, because omni mics are sealed all the way around except for the diaphragm
, whereas directional mics have ports
and openings which create the directionality, but are also little wind tunnels. So... at your price
point, you definitely want an omni.
Wind protection - some mics come with little foamy things which offer some protection, but you can also improvise. If you can breathe through a piece of soft foam, it will serve as wind protection. You can also use a chunk of furnace filter. And you can visit a camera-A/V store to see what commercial
wind filters are available.
or similar could be a good starting point, and all you'd have to do is maybe add some more wind protection. If you can solder, you could make your own mic; the electret capsules themselves are actually like $2 or less.