I thought I would share this quick tutorial on how to use your iPhone to record video with an external microphone. Today I did my first set of videos with my iPhone. I had to go to Radio Shack first to get an adapter and longer cable for my microphone to work with my iPhone but it was worth it! Now I have the set up I need and should be able to do videos quickly and easily.
Whatever it takes, right?
Here’s a video with an example of recording with and without the microphone on my iPhone. I was recording training videos for our Mind Maps for Authors course and forgot to put the microphone on.
Here’s what I used if anyone is interested:
Sony mic (around $20): Get it from Amazon here
The adapter is a 1/8 in. (3.5mm) stereo male to dual 1/8 in. (3.5mm) Female.
See the cord and adapter in the picture below.
Make sure to plug the mic into the red jack.
Without using the adapter, this microphone won’t work with my iPhone. I think it’s because the microphone and speakers are together normally in the same jack and needed split
However, this mic will work in my Kodak Zi8 without the adapter but not in the iPhone.
The audio is still not as good as recording with my Blue Yeti on my computer but MUCH better than without a mic on my phone.
I also purchased a selfie stick that I can use for recording video interviews and videos on the go. This is the one I purchased at Amazon.com: Kootek bluetooth selfie stick
What kind of technology do you use to record videos? Have you found something else to work well for you?