How to Make a Dead Cat Microphone Windscreen for GoPro Action Camera

How to Stop Wind Noise on Your Action Camera with Windscreen
by Updated January 18, 2019

DIY Dead Cat Microphone Windscreen for GoPro Action Camera

If you'd like to get rid of the annoying wind noise you can hear when using a GoPro or any action camera, you'll want to use a Dead Cat windscreen over the internal mic.  It's super easy to make your own windscreen using double sided tape and some fur from the craft store. If you're not the Do It Yourself'r type, you can also just purchase MicOver windscreens for your GoPro, but it will cost more. On the other hand, if you make your own, you'll not only have plenty of material to make lots of windscreens for your GoPro, but you'll also have double sided tape to use for other applications (and you'll spend only $10 vs. $20 for MicOver's).  Keep in mind if you have a newer GoPro 7, you might be better off using a foam Windscreen that can be taken off and on the GoPro mounting case.

Things You'll Need

Steps to Make a Dead Cat Microphone Windscreen

  1. Cut a 1" by 1" square from the Craft Fur
  2. Trim down the fur, so the fur strands aren't too long.
  3. Now cut a few pieces of Double Sided Tape and place around Microphonne on the the top of your GoPro.  You can also place some tape on the front of the camera near the mic.
  4. Place the Craft Fur on the sticky tape, so that it is directly over the microphone. 
  5. Trim any excess craft fur around the lens, and the record button.  If the Craft Fur is still too long, trim away excess fur so that it does not cover the lens of the GoPro
  6. That's it!

Now when you're recording action shots, you'll have a windscreen covering your GoPro's Microphone that will still allow it to capture good sound, but you'll no longer get wind noises rushing over the video recording.



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