I’ve been playing around with vlogging on the Canon PowerShot G7X. I first tried recording my somewhat frequent video entries when I went to Las Vegas, NV to photograph Armin Van Burren [Driving to Vegas for Armin Van Burren.]
After I exported the footage and began working on it in Adobe Premiere Pro I noticed that in one particular clip in which my NextShark partner was speaking [2:56.] The audio drops and becomes dramatically muffled and inaudible. I later realized from watching and old Casey Neistat video [The Almost Perfect Camera] that my fingers would accidentally cover the microphone. The microphone is positioned directly on top and dead center of the camera.
To avoid any future human-error audio issues I found a quick and budget friendly modification. Using plastic bumpers that you’d normally use to stick to furniture to keep them from sliding around. It’s important that the bumpers are slightly raised and include some adhesive. Bumpers are cheap you probably find them at the dollar store.
The next step is clean the surface of the camera. You want to remove all dust and dirt. Then cut the bumper in half and position them above and below the mic. This will leave an air space that won’t interfere with sound in the event that you cover the mic while holding the camera.