We've compiled some equipment cleaning best practices to help our community overcome some of the foreseeable challenges in the future of film and television production. It's important to be aware of how these changes will affect protocol for working on set.
Should you need to mic someone up with a Sennheiser G4 wireless system and the included ME2-II lavalier mic, we have created a step-by-step guide to using The Lav Concealer for ME2-II in a shirt and tie. This method requires very little time and will give you very good sounding results.
You may have noticed that a couple of our wind-protection solutions for Shotgun mics, are available in both long and short-haired variations, so we wanted to explain exactly why this is, the science behind it and when it's necessary to use which - long or short fur.
Take good care of your Windkiller or Spacer Bubble and it will take good care of your mic for years. Here's how to clean and disinfect the Windkiller, Spacer Bubble or Spacer Kit fur and return it to all its original fluffy glory. Watch our video guide
If you've taken your Windbubbles a little too deep into the wild, it might be time to give them a bath, so to speak. This guide to cleaning The Windbubble is also particularly good if you want to sanitise them between jobs for personal use on talent. Here's our video guide on how to clean a Windbubble:
Sometimes it may be necessary to clean your Lav Concealers, removing unwanted grime, dust and any other contaminants. The Lav Concealer is made of 100% biodegradable rubber, so we show you how to clean it properly while protecting the material in this guide video
We had the chance to do a test comparison of two variants of Bubblebee Invisible Lav Covers - Original and Fur Outdoor - at London Bridge Beach in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. There was a fair wind out: ideal conditions for using The Invisible Lav Covers to record clean and clear dialogue. Watch the video...
In short, a drop rig is a dry bag with all the requirements for a stereo recording rig contained in it. George Vlad is a skilled and experienced nature field recordist and has a lot of good advice on how to prepare the perfect drop bag, selecting your gear and how to use it.
We headed out to the San Gorgonio Pass wind farm outside Palm Springs in California and as there was some heavy wind blowing we decided to stop and test out just how much dynamic range we could reclaim for our DPA 4018C Supercardioid mic using The Spacer Bubble.
Here's a quick tip to help you get a super-quiet hidden lavalier mount under clothing for when it's windy out or when you feel you might need extra protection from fabric friction noise. As used in the Windchasers series of interviews.