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    Default Soundproofing your camera

    Has anyone tried soundproofing their camera for events like weddings or concerts...etc? Would like some advice on how you did it. Thanks.
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    Don't think you can soundproof a camera, unless one operates it in a vacuum.

    There are products like the soundblimp or lenscoat body wrap to dampen or muffle the sound.

    http://www.soundblimp.com/

    http://www.procameragear.com/catalog...roducts_id/779

    Alternatives include DIY boxes with any material which would serve as a muffler - high density cloth, dense closed-cell foam and so on. Simply wrapping a camera in thick towel also helps.

    Check if your camera body has a 'silent' shooting mode, usually it will be a delayed mirror return arrangement, or an option in Live View.

    Other options include choosing cameras with no mirror - P&S, compacts, prosumers and film rangefinders.

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    Yeah, the soundblimp website keeps popping up. Has anyone tried the lenscoat sheath?
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    Remote Camera, Shoebox, lots of foamy stuff, some cloth:



    Where it's placed:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    Remote Camera, Shoebox, lots of foamy stuff, some cloth:



    Where it's placed:

    first photo makes it look awfully creepy. second photo makes it look like a cctv camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kidviolente View Post
    first photo makes it look awfully creepy. second photo makes it look like a cctv camera.
    If it works without looking nice, it's good enough (;
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    Default Re: Soundproofing your camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    Remote Camera, Shoebox, lots of foamy stuff, some cloth:



    Where it's placed:

    I had something more mobile in mind but its interesting nonetheless.
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    use an underwater casing. if there is still sound, fill the empty space with cloth.

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