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Painting a parabolic dish?

Subject: Painting a parabolic dish?
From: "john parks" wildme_wildme
Date: Sun Oct 1, 2006 9:28 am (PDT)
Was wondering how much it would affect the sound recording quality if
I put a light spray of paint over my dish? The animals I am trying to
record are catching the light off the dish and taking off fast,
therefore I cannot get into the range I wish to get to get my sounds.
I was thinking about spraying the dish green or black flat or even a
mixture camo type to cut the glare and blend in a bit better. Hard
sneaking up on animals with a 24" or so plastic glaring dish and
large handle and mini disc recorder. We are trying to get some fox
and coyote sounds, along with anything else that catches my interest.
I was able to get close enough to one to hear him run off, but I know
I can get better if I could just cut some glare off this dish. One
other thing, what do you guys use to record your sounds to cd if you
do. I used win media player and nero and it sounds ok to me but are
these programs comressing the sounds even more or is there evevn a
program that won't do this. I'm thinking burning to cd with whatever
program would be pretty much the same. All and any suggestions would
be greatly appreciated. BTW I am transferring the sounds from my MD
to PC with a double male 1/8 jack using audicity ( I think is how it
is spelled). Seems like a nice program. I saved my sounds in wav
format mono 16 bit 41000hz. Thanks again to all for the past help up
to this point. Also i was even thinking on just sticking panty hose
over the dish but this could cause recording and tree catching
problems i Just a thought.

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