Recording while walking

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Recording while walking

Post by Wilx » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:12 am

Hello everybody, I want to start making pickup / prank videos like this one – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj_Qx0Lhwlk – and I’ve some questions.

1) I like ZOOM H1, I like how it records sound in loud environment (clubs etc). For example I was using my Xiaomi Redsmi 3S phone and sound was a mess: https://goo.gl/XsiS8n I like the battery and I like how it saves the file even when memory is full. But I don’t like this device size. So I have two questions:

- is there any smartphone or some more portable recorder that has similar to ZOOM quality?

- I found ZOOM iQ8 and Shure MV88, but I don’t like iPhones and I don’t want to buy myself one. Is there any way how I could use it on Android? For example if I buy some kind of cable? Or does it depend on iOS software?

2) My goal is to record dialogues in loud environment – clubs, street etc. What would be better option in terms of quality: just ZOOM H1 or ZOOM H1 and lav mic?

3) How do I remove clothing rustle when I move? For example if I put my ZOOM into my jeans pocket then when I walk there is a lot of rustle. But when I watch Youtube videos I don’t see this kind of issue. How they do it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj_Qx0Lhwlk

This dude is walking but there is no rustle at all.
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Re: Recording while walking

Post by Jim_Fogle » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:47 pm

The dude is walking but his recorder is connected to a lavalier microphone located outside his pocket. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavalier_microphone

As mentioned in the article, some microphone systems have battery operated transmitter and receiver components so there are no interconnecting wires.

Here is a link of an article reviewing the ten best lavalier microphones: http://www.micreviews.com/guides/top-10 ... icrophones
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Re: Recording while walking

Post by Wilx » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:59 pm

Are there wireless lavalier mics that do not require transmitters? Because they seem to be very big. :(
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Re: Recording while walking

Post by emmrecs » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:49 am

Wilx wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:59 pm
Are there wireless lavalier mics that do not require transmitters? Because they seem to be very big. :(
Without a transmitter a wireless mic cannot work! How else does the signal get passed from the mic to your recorder without being "wirelessly" transmitted? So, no is the answer to your question.
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Re: Recording while walking

Post by Wilx » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:13 am

Oh, I see, I just imagined it as a bluetooth speakers or something like that.
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Re: Recording while walking

Post by Wulfraed » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:33 am

Wilx wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:13 am
Oh, I see, I just imagined it as a bluetooth speakers or something like that.
Bluetooth speakers have a whole computer driving the transmitter module <G>

Bluetooth also is very low-power, with a range measured in a few feet -- which is what is used for hands-free phone earpieces; my cellphone loses Bluetooth connection at about 25-30 feet. Commercial wireless microphones often need to have ranges measured in 100s of feet, if not more (500ft, say) which is enough to get the receiving gear out of camera view; they also operate on different frequency bands (bluetooth is in the 2.4GHz ISM band, shared with WiFi-g [WiFi-n is 5GHz]), at one time being in the 450MHz region, and now somewhere in the 800-900MHz region. As a result, the antenna alone is over twice as long (900MHz => 0.08m/3" for 1/4wave whip; 2.4GHz => .03m/1.22").
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