Too much wind noise while using external mic

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  1. Anoop

    Anoop New Member

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    Yesterday I was testing newly arrived SJCAM7 star on my bike ride
    This was my setup with 1080p 60Hz, Gyro on
    • Camera mount on helmet chin.
    • Mic resting on chin curtain
    When bike was not moving. sound was clear . But while riding all I can here is wind and traffic noise. Even inside helmet my voice completely suppressed.
    Any advice on mounting mic at better place or we can use some extra furs to reduce wind noise.
     
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    Mounting a mic is always a challenge. My Sena intercom mic, wearing either a Schuberth S1 or Shoei Air GT full face helmet, is happiest when it's just in front of my lips. The mic is just below the eye port; wind noise is minimal. Lots of fuzz on a mic inside a helmet would probably have me sneezing and/or spitting out hairs.

    Traffic noise is, well, part of the environment. Turning down the mic gain should, however, turn down traffic noise, too. Generally, even with BMW's damped down exhaust mufflers, engine sound comes through almost all of the time. I wouldn't worry about losing engine noise.
     
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