I am looking to record sound outside as part of capturing video on my property. I have 4 security cameras that have audio capability and but know full well the quality of such embedded microphones.
Been looking at external microphones for this kind of purpose and have not been able to come up with anything quiet suitable. Can anyone that has the slightest experience in this regard offer some direction. I dont want to be doing the CIA stunt with directional parabolic audio eavesdropping devices. I will mount such a device under the eve so as to give it protection from some of the elements. Cant seem to find some thing to do the job that is reasonable without taking a hit and miss aproach and just going for it with any old mic.
Now realistically i am not looking to capture the sound of a hummingbirds wings flapping this is to record audio eminating from NN onto my property over to the good side N's property and to use to demonstrate the perpetual harrasment i go through each time i even pop in and out of my shop for a screwdriver or whatever.
I have discussed with the town the issue of capturing video and so long as i meet the privacy laws its common practice in our town and no specific by law.
I think 5 years of harrasment is quiet sufficient to put up with especially given the amount of time i actualy do get to spend in my shop. While i could turn the other cheek and move on, i decided given the western breeding in me I aint gonna do so until the battle is over.
This all came to light since a heads up from a good neighbor telling me the town was snooping around checking on a noise complaint about my property.Turns out there was a newbie in the position but the file has since been closed and my contact at the town assures me not to be concerned.
What i did find out was that the issue of neighbor conflict over all sorts of nothings is huge in our town. Somehow our living on top of each other and multiculturalism is not quiet as rosy as we project as a nation.
No matter how much i digest on this subject, i find it difficult to understand why immigrants who leave the place they were born supposedly for a better life elsewhere, then proceed to seek to recreate the environment they had where they left. From litter to racial conflict to honor killings to organized crime and extortion, i dont quiet get it no matter how much i try to see the other side of the coin.
Thanks to Allens kindness i will have some relative measurements as to ambient noise in the area from genuine home garage based open door cottage industry shops as soon as weather warms up a bit. Wish i had put this on the priority list in fall and got er done but too late to cry over spilt milk.
So i am gonna have an Alamo party here before i sound the tactical retreat. Did not move thousands of miles to live in freedom with a law protecting me from harrassment to have to tolerate this or have to lower my flag and move again when its not to my liking.
Sorry no rant intended, too disappointed with humanity right now. But enough is enough its time for serious action.