Sound on video recordings - one mic?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ajm222, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a bizarre problem on my 6 and just wondering if the same mic is used to record audio regardless of which camera (front or back) is used to record video. If I record video using the front camera, I get clear audio on the recording. If I record using the primary camera on the back I only get a static sound and the audio is extremely faint, almost imperceptible. As far as I know the phone only has one mic. Therefore it would seem it would have to be a software glitch of some kind. I guess I can try and wipe everything and see if that works but I'd rather not. I have an appt at Apple on Tuesday.
     
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Actually the phone has three microphones....
    On on the bottom, one in the earpiece, and one on the back next to the camera lens.
     
  3. ajm222 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. I wonder if there's a way to test all three. Speakerphone works on calls and the regular mic works on calls. Perhaps the third mic, maybe the one on the back, isn't working. I wonder if there's another way to test it or if it's only on video taken with the back camera that it's used.
     
  4. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I think so. The iphone uses all the microphones for noise cancellation on phone calls though. That really wouldn't help you though.
     
  5. ajm222 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok. Finally figured it out. I have a skin on the back and even though part of it is cut out, making it appear that there is a hole for the back mic, the cut for some reason didn't go all the way through. Upon closer inspection I can see there is still material over the mic. Need to somehow poke a hole in it or remove the skin. That's what's doing it. But unless you look close it appears that it's cut out properly. Really appreciate the help. Thanks.
     

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