Just updated a video I did 6 months ago and it is still relevant still today.

Six months ago I was doing a video of a Rode wireless go. Mainly about the problems that I have with the Deadcat that come along with the Rode wireless go.

The problem is he’s always fall off when you need it most. I mainly an outdoor photographer and videographer and I need something they can record good audio without the chance of the wind jamming the audio quality.

I think Rode did not envision people will use the receiver as a main microphone or use it as a clipped on microphone. They have not test out the “dead cat” or wind shield for the receiver.

Every time I went out and do a video I always lose the windshield already dead cat. The problem with that is you don’t know when you’re gonna lose it and just really frustrated you when you are have a good clip but somehow the audio is bad and it wasn’t your fault at all that was the problem.

I have that kind of situation a few times and I just simply need the windshield to be on all the time and I don’t use the Lav mic at all. I think Rode envision people will use the lav microphone with the system but the microphone from the receiver is good enough for most situation that just simply use it out of conveniences.

Rode supplied the “dead cat” as an after thought that is why Rode did not test it out. 6 months ago I did a video explaining that I simply superglued the windshield to the receiver and problem solved. Rode now solved the problem with wireless go 2.

I did not have the GH4 with me at the time and my main camera was dead. The loved and trusted G7, yes micro fourth third is dead, caused of death “exhaustion”. I am a time lapse shooter.

I just used my phone to captured the footages with no b-roll or a story line. I could have done it with b-roll and good editing techniques but I have not upgraded my computer until recently with the iPad Air.

So going back and did a remake of that video and how I would like the original to be. At that time I am only interest was to get contents out as fast as I can without thinking of quality. I was trying to beat YouTube algorithm and I failed in making good content and in beating the algorithm. The turtle wins the race, not the hare.


Published by Travis Chau

I'm a freelance makeup artist from Sydney, Australia. If you hang around creative people long enough you well get the bug to create as well. So now I am into photography, timelapse photography and maybe video/film later.

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