How To Record in the Wind

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Overview

Wind is a YouTuber's biggest nightmare. The most stunning VLOG and visuals can all be blown down by the dreaded wind! Here's how to tame it.

Key Points

  • If using a point-and-shoot, stick some felt or fluff over the mic
  • If using a DSLR / mirrorless camera, invest in a shotgun mic and wind sock
  • If you're far away from the camera, try a small LAV mic under your clothes
  • Be aware that moving too much with a LAV under your clothes can make an ugly rubbing noise
  • I recommend RODE invisiLav to help reduce some of that "rubbing under clothes" noise

Sam's Secret

If come back to your editing and find that wind has ruined a shot, and it's too late to re-shoot, I recommend just using some b-roll (extra footage where you're not talking to the camera), and voiceover that with a microphone at your desk.

P.S. Also shoot lots of b-roll (extra footage you can cut to, etc).