Blue Ridge Media Reviews Apple iPhone Microphones

Learn How To Use Apple iPhone Microphones For Filmmaking, Cinematography and Videography

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Apple iPhone Microphones

Sound is Very Important to your Video Production, especially when shooting outdoors! You never want your audience saying “What did he say?”

The Apple iPhone Internal Microphones were originally designed to make Phone Calls, not to record High Quality movies.

• Try to get the Microphone as close to the Actor’s mouth as possible.
• If shooting outdoors, use a “Dead Cat” over the microphone to Reduce Wind Noise.
• Set your Audio Levels Correctly in your Recording Software. In FiLMiC Pro set the Audio Level around the 2nd : Mark.
• Add Royalty Free Music and Sound Effects to your video to create suspense and add interest.
• YouTube has over 30,000 Royalty Free Music and Sound Effects that you can freely download.

Every Apple iPhone Audio Recording situation is slightly different, so there isn’t one method for recording audio.

• Hard Wired Microphones – You can use a small 90° Lightning Connector on the Zhiyun Smooth 5 to connect a Lightning Connector Lapel Microphone to the Apple iPhone. This requires moving the Apple iPhone out on the balancing arm about 1/2”.

• Bluetooth Microphones – The Apple AirPods will Bluetooth to FiLMiC Pro and work very well for voice. There are many other inexpensive Bluetooth Microphones on the market.

• Wireless Microphones – A wireless microphone records independently from the Apple iPhone. Sync the audio back in post production. These can be expensive, but can also improve your video production quality.

• Audio Check – Check your audio level of your video production before shooting. In FiLMiC Pro set the Audio Level around the 2nd : Mark. If shooting your Audio separately on another device, a simple video of a hand clip before shooting will help sync the Audio back in Post Production.

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Apple iPhone Camera Tips and TutorialsAd • Apple iPhone 8 – Got an old Apple iPhone laying around? We carry this $200 Apple iPhone 8 256GB to record High Quality Digital Audio using the Finch Pixel Lapel Microphone. Enable Airplane Mode and Slip the Apple iPhone 8 into your pocket and plug in the Digital Lapel Microphone into the Lightning Connector. Sync the audio in Post Production.

Apple iPhone Microphones

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Ad • Finch Pixel Lapel MicrophoneWatch a Video

For a Lapel Microphone Solution, we recommend this inexpensive Finch Pixel Apple iPhone Microphone. It has an Apple MFi-certified Lightning plug, so it can be plugged directly into any Apple iPhone or Apple iPad, without any bulky analog cable adapters. Features a noise filter and noise cancellation chip for clear and consistent recordings. Works well with the 0.4” Dead Cat Wind Screen (Above). (8g)

Ad • 10mm Dead Cat Wind Screen

This 10m Dead Cat Wind Screen fits perfectly on the Finch Pixel Lapel Microphone (Above). Reduces background noise: block all excess air/wind noise but they don’t muffle the recording quality. Soft and comfortable, can protect the microphone for a long time use. If you have a mic that gives you wind noise while riding, this is the solution! (1g).

Ad • Apple AirPodsWatch a Video

For a simple Bluetooth Microphone Solution, we recommend Apple AirPods (Cheaper 2nd Generation Model). Contains Dual Beamforming Microphones and Speech Detecting Accelerometer. Up to 3 hours of talk time on a single charge. Comes in a Lightning Cable Charging Case. Bluetooth recording is supported by FiLMiC Pro, but not by the Native Apple Camera App. (4g)

Ad • Apple iPhone 8 256GBWatch a Video

We carry this $200 Apple iPhone 8 256GB to record High Quality Digital Audio using the Finch Pixel Lapel Microphone. Enable Airplane Mode and Slip the Apple iPhone 8 into your pocket and plug in the Digital Lapel Microphone. Sync the audio in Post Production. Add a Moment iPhone 8 Case and it can double as a backup Wide Angle camera. (148g).

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