Wind Noise -- Need Ideas

Leaky

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Getting too much wind noise through mic. Now I have a cheap helmet and cheap SJCAM camera.... so I know this needs to improve. I also have a "dead cat" over the mic.
The mic is positioned just to the right but inside front of the helmet.

I was thinking of pasting some more of that dead cat material along the front inside of the helmet wall. Would this be a good idea or do you guys and gals have any helpful tips or solutions that worked for you?

Thank you
 

R-Rated

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Getting too much wind noise through mic. Now I have a cheap helmet and cheap SJCAM camera.... so I know this needs to improve. I also have a "dead cat" over the mic.
The mic is positioned just to the right but inside front of the helmet.

I was thinking of pasting some more of that dead cat material along the front inside of the helmet wall. Would this be a good idea or do you guys and gals have any helpful tips or solutions that worked for you?

Thank you
On a couple of my helmets I took a bit of cotton ball and put over the mic to deaden some of the wind. Then I have the black foam over that as well.

I use this on my half helmet and the modular. I also ride with batwing fairing on the bike so your results may vary.
 

scooterwuf

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If you can set your mic recording to different levels don't use the highest. I use the middle setting, and later in post I use compression and normalization.

If you have anything other than a full face helmet you may always have some level of wind noise, but as R-Rated suggested there are tips for lessening and even eliminating them. Do test with different positions and windscreen material.

- Wolf
 
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HippoDrone

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I lined the bottom of my chin piece with deadcat fur on my other helmet, it works well but it can be irritating if you don't trim it.
 
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SighBored

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It's a lot of trial and error to see which works out, try to make single changes each time so you can know if you are doing something right and continue in that direction instead of multiple changes and not sure which is the correct way to go.

On a lighter note, if you ride in space, you won't have that problem since space is a vacuum. Ha-ha!
 
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LoneWolfer

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Leaky - is the mic attached to the actual inderior wall of the helmet, or the cheek pad? I found that having the mic in contact with the shell of the helmet, even the lining on the inside, causes issues with sound including picking up the wind noise hitting the shell of th helmet.

If you can actually put the mic inside the cheek pad, great, if not then having the mic attached to the cheek pad so that it isn't touching the interior of the helmet shell can get you positive results.
 

Theodor

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If the helmet itself causes noise, mic is bound to pick it up. If mic is omnidirectional, i'd try taping over the outward pointing parts of the microphones housing, under the deadcat.
Chin curtain may also be of help.
 

Leaky

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Leaky - is the mic attached to the actual inderior wall of the helmet, or the cheek pad? I found that having the mic in contact with the shell of the helmet, even the lining on the inside, causes issues with sound including picking up the wind noise hitting the shell of th helmet.

If you can actually put the mic inside the cheek pad, great, if not then having the mic attached to the cheek pad so that it isn't touching the interior of the helmet shell can get you positive results.
The mic is just kinda floating, but is close to the wall of the helmet. Will try something different if I get out
 
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Leaky

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On a couple of my helmets I took a bit of cotton ball and put over the mic to deaden some of the wind. Then I have the black foam over that as well.

I use this on my half helmet and the modular. I also ride with batwing fairing on the bike so your results may vary.
Thanks. Was thinking of adding more dead cat a
 
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