They are for the Zoom H4n audio recorder which I recommend for any video dslr users out there to record sound. They go over the two directional internal mics and are used a wind gags.
I actually thought what is the point though, then I watched this video…
All audio is from the Zoom H4n with RedHead windscreen on a pretty windy day on Maui.
I was sold. I think a great way of recording sound on your DSLRs one man band is to mount the h4n onto the top of the camera and feed the output into the 5d/7d input so you get identical sound on the camera and the Zoom. Perfect for syncing and if you don’t want to record on the zoom for just B-Roll then don’t press record, just leave the zoom on and feed the sound into the camera. I do recommend getting a splitter though so you can still monitor audio out of the zoom using headphones.
They are cheap too. Just under $35 (free shipping in the US $5 outside). I contacted Kalani Prince who makes them in Maui in Hawaii (as you know I love Hawaii, not been to Maui though!) and said the video was great and they look like a great product. He generously has sent me a couple to try out. I had a play with them. No wind here today so I just blew into it and it works great. Simple product like this should of course, but a great little addition to your DSLR kit!
He sent me the grey one which I will use and the crazy red one which makes my zoom look like Beaker from the Muppet show!
I do want to point out that Kalani sent me these free of charge…but like everything I feature and recommend I won’t recommend it unless I really like it otherwise I will just get a lot of unhappy people email to complain to me that it is a load of crap! Trust me, giving bad recommendations is not worth the grief! He also sent me some of Hawaiian nuts, coffee and tea. Nice man! But even without the “bribes” 🙂 this is a great product and if you have a Zoom H4Ns and use the internal mics outside this is a no brainer.
Oh, and this is for all you Beaker fans out there!