Please note that dogs are not permitted to join this session.
The event will leave promptly at the stated start time. We ask you to arrive at the Ham Wall Car Park 15 minutes before the start of the tour to register with the event leader.
The session will take place on hard standing paths. The route will be mostly level with a small assent and descent on the old railway bridge. For more information the Ham Wall Accessibility guide can be found on this link: https://www.accessibilityguides.org/content/rspb-ham-wall-0. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions about accessibility before booking.
Toilets will be available at the start and end of the session but not during it.
Enhance your video recordings with excellent audio.
Modern cameras can deliver outstanding video quality, but sound relies on the camera’s own stereo microphones. But we don’t have to. Without some sort of shield, camera’s mics will not be able to cope with strong winds or even a breeze. Attempts to capture the delightful sounds of a songbird when the weather is a bit blowy is likely to end in disappointment.
Sound clarity is just as important as visual clarity. Perhaps even more so. Grainy images on TV we can cope with, but muffled or indistinct sound tends to lead to a change of channel. If we can’t hear what’s going on we lose interest. So, to improve the quality of sound recorded by your camera, a really good option is to use an external microphone with a windshield.
But what type and how does it connect it to the camera? Those questions and others will be answered in our session about recording clear audio to compliment moving images captured by your camera. Sound advice.
This session, led by former BBC & ITV television journalist/cameraman, Steve Jennings, will cover the basics of capturing audio using an external microphone to enhance the audio clarity of your wildlife recordings.
Gain knowledge of the different types of microphones, how they work and why an external microphone will deliver a better quality of recording than the camera’s microphones
Appreciate the benefits of monitoring while recording
Learn how to achieve the correct audio level and to listen to the soundscape by tuning in
Please note we are unable to provide cameras, tripods or microphones for this event. To participate you must be able to provide your own:
DSLR or Mirrorless camera with lens
External microphone if you have one (not essential for event)
RSPB Member – £40.75
Non-RSPB Member – £50.75
Suitable for ages 18 +
Please note that booking fees apply and are included in the above costs.
Booking essential – this is a ticket only event. Advanced booking only. A maximum of 6 people per session.
Admission to Ham Wall Nature Reserve is free for RSPB members (please display membership cards on your dashboard), parking fees (£3.00 all day) apply to non-members.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Please click on the book your place button.
The session will take place on hard standing paths. The route will be mostly level with a small ascent and descent on the old railway bridge. For more information the Ham Wall Accessibility guide can be found on this link: https://www.accessibilityguides.org/content/rspb-ham-wall-0. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about accessibility before booking.