Problem using ext microphone with iPhone 6

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  1. newtonite macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to record high-quality audio on my iPhone videos. The internal iPhone microphone is not good enough for my purposes. I bought a Sony wireless (Bluetooth) microphone (ECM-AW4), and what I think is the right adapter so that I can plug it into the iPhone headphone jack. The phone can detect audio from this microphone for voice recognition in email or iMessage. But it does not record audio onto a video or into voice Memo. Has anyone been successful in getting audio to record from the headphone jack? What do you think I'm doing wrong? FYI, the adapter I am using is TRS (female)/TRRS (male). Thanks.
     
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    Here's an update on the problem I was having recording audio from an external microphone. The Sony Bluetooth microphone that I'm using has a volume adjustment on both the transmitter and receiver. I increased the volume on both. I made a short video and, on playback, increased the volume to the maximum setting on the iPhone itself. With these changes, I was able to hear the audio. So it looks like the microphone with my adapter cable does record audio into an iPhone video. I may need to boost volume in post-production so that it is easy for people to hear when I post these videos to YouTube.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    If the audio is being recorded at a low level that needs to be boosted later then there's a good chance the signal-to-noise ratio is low and your "high-quality audio" is going to suffer.
     
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    Thanks. I suspect you are right. Do you have any suggestions for how I can record at a higher volume with this equipment?
     
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    About the signal:noise concern raised by Brian above, I found this helpful You Tube video that addresses this and found the noise was not a problem when the audio was boosted post-production.
     
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    Nice find!
     

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