I think it sounds really good. What do you guys think, hey friends? Are you trying to improve your quality of sound on your videos? If you are follow along with me, because that’s, what i’m trying to do too right now, i’m, using my iphone with just the built in microphone, but i have something here that i just got from amazon, which is a rode video micro microphone to plug into it. If you don’t know me already, my name is dina renig i’m, an artist and art teacher, and i like to try things out and learn how to do things and learn new techniques both with art and technology and then teach you all how to do it too. So come along and join me on this experiment, where we test out trying to improve our quality of sound on the video and, if you find this useful or interesting, please like share comment and subscribe to the channel and let’s get started Music. Part of the reason why i want to improve my sound is because the built in microphone is okay, but i have to adjust it quite a bit in imovie, which is how i edit my videos. I have to usually try to adjust the background noise and the volume so that it sounds good and i’m hoping that this will save me time so that i don’t have to adjust as much when i edit my videos so that’s. One reason – and the other reason is because i love love, love love my new studio and if you didn’t see the video on the making of this, i will link that down below.
But i love it so much. The only thing is that i don’t have much furniture in here right now and i don’t have any soft things so it’s a little echoey so i’m, hoping that this will help with that. Also so i’m going to do a couple tests to see what it sounds. Like right now with the built in microphone on the iphone and then another couple tests afterwards to see the difference between that and the rode video micro, so we’ll get started and we’re going to test them out and i’m actually waiting on amazon right now, because when I got this, i thought i had everything i needed. I got this on amazon and i went to target and bought this adapter and i thought i had everything i needed, but there was actually another adapter for this that i needed. So that is on its way. It should be here any minute and then i can test that out but i’m going to test the built in microphone right now and then, as soon as my adapter gets here, we’ll try that so this is what the built in microphone sounds like on my iphone With no case on it and no adjustment in imovie and then this is what it sounds like with no case just a built in microphone in imovie, but i’ve adjusted the sound and the background noise. So, while we’re waiting for amazon to drop off my adapter adapter uh, why don’t? I show you what’s in here, so i actually opened it already for um a failed attempt, but i’m gon na open it brand new.
Just for you guys so here’s the case, and then here is what it looks like. So this is the microphone and you can take this off gently. So this is the microphone which is directional from what i’ve read and seen on youtube. So you have to have the sound pointing right at it for it to work, and then this is good for outside uh. They call it a furry. I believe some people call it a dead cat but it’s supposed to help if you’re, outside with wind or other kinds of noise, so i’m hoping this will help with the echoiness of my studio but there’s this, and then we have this, which is to hold it And that just snaps on here like that – and this here is to put on a camera – i am using a phone, so i’m, not sure we’ll have to figure that out, but that’s what that’s for and then we have this, which is to plug into the phone. But i have an iphone which has a little flat hole and these are both round. So i got this lightning adapter from target. It was about 10 bucks, maybe a little bit less, and i thought that this was uh just to show you that it connected but that’s, really how short it is it’s. Just this little tiny thing. This has a little hole here and then this goes into my phone, so i thought it was going to be great because look, it fits and then this goes in here and then you plug it into the phone.
But when i did nothing happened, so i did some research on google and youtube on the youtubes and found out that this is good for a camera, but not for a smartphone. So i had to order something called a trs to trrs adapter. It looks just like this, but the ends are different colors, so hopefully that will solve our problem. So as soon as that comes in, i will be back we’ll plug it in and test out. Our new sound fingers crossed it’s awesome. I’M super excited. The only thing is that the directions are just this little booklet and there’s, just a few little directions. None of them tell you that you’re gon na need a trs to trrs adapter. So after i got it in, i had to order that adapter and wait. Two days, so i actually first opened this two days ago, i’ve been waiting patiently if you are using a smartphone and not a camera, just know that you’re gon na have to order that, and i will put a link for that in the description along with the Link for this okay, so guess what it’s here and it’s just a little small package, it hardly weighs anything but i’m very excited. My dog bandit hurt coming, and here we go, it looks almost the same doesn’t it as a reminder. This is what i had, and this is what i got so i guess the difference is that this one has the same ends and this one has two Music and now the problem is, i don’t remember which one goes into the phone and which one goes into The speaker, so i guess we’ll try and see i’m gon na guess, because and i could read instructions or go back on youtube but i’m gon na guess, since this is black i’m gon na put the black end in the microphone done then, and then there and I don’t know if it’s going to work but i’m going to try mid video to plug it in and see if it immediately changes the sound we’ll see.
Are you ready all right so it is plugged in now, and i don’t know if it’s working or not, but we are going to try hello, hello, hello, hello, it’s, directional right now, so if it is working right now, you should be able to hear it very Clearly and then, when it’s pointed away, you should not be able to hear it clearly at all so let’s. Try this hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, all right, we’re, gon na try and see how this sounds and then do some more tests. Music, you guys it works. I think it sounds really good. What do you guys think so? This is it plugged in i’m, just holding it right now, so that was literally. It worked as soon as i plugged it in right in the middle of recording and it doesn’t take any batteries. It does take that special fancy trs the trrs let’s see, i think it says on here: yes, it’s a 3.5 millimeter trs to trrs adapter that’s. What this is, but it works, it worked right away. I think it sounds good, so we are going to do some tests to see how far away we can be just pretty quick little experiments how far it can be turned from my mouth and then we’ll wrap it up, but i’m pretty stinking happy i’m hoping this Is gon na save me time and editing and have even better sound and better video quality for all y’all? So my only thing is, this, like we said, goes into a camera uh like the top of a camera where you’d put the flash, but i don’t have that and i have my phone on a tripod with no holder up there.
So i might um i’m a big fan of duct tape, so i’m thinking, i might duct tape it up there. So this is when it is on the tripod that far away and then this so about an arm’s length. So this is about an arm’s length away, and then this is maybe a foot closer and a foot closer and then right up here. I also like to really draw with sharpies, and i like the sound that the sharpie makes on paper so i’m, hoping that this will also help with that. So here’s the sound right up to my mouth and then here it is, as it gets further away. I’M talking the same level of volume there. It is on my phone um and then here it is facing right towards me and then it’s turned at about a 45 degree angle over my shoulder and then uh 90 degrees to the left and then my hands 45 degrees. That way and then opposite of me. So, however, the sound is i’ll show you that when i put the video together so let’s see how that goes. So here it is attached to my tripod, but without the fuzzy thing. So i want to talk a little bit just so that i can hear the quality in the studio of with or without this. This is what it sounds like when it’s just a microphone without the fuzzy thing on top of my phone and then i’m gon na put this on it and then see if there’s a difference so i’m really listening to see.
If there is less echo when this is on there or if i like, the sound better without it, so i’m gon na just see what happens when i put it on there, while we’re talking to each other Music, okay it’s on there um. So again, this is what it sounds like on top of my phone on the tripod, but with the fuzzy thing on so we’re gon na listen for if there’s echoey sounds or if it sounds pretty clear how the volume is without adjusting it and then i’ll come Back so this is what the built in microphone sounds like on my iphone with no case on it and no adjustment in imovie. And this is what it sounds like with the built in microphone, but with a protective case on it and no adjustment in imovie. And then this is what it sounds like when it’s just a microphone without the fuzzy thing on top of my phone. This is what it sounds like on top of my phone on the tripod, but with the fuzzy thing on so so here’s. The kind of dead space sound in the room with the built in microphone and no adjustments. And here is the dead space sound in the room with the microphone plugged in no adjustments as far as audio editing in imovie for this video, i did use the volume in the background for some of the earlier parts where i was using the built in microphone And then for the parts where the microphone was plugged in the only adjustments i did was some volume, but i didn’t do any adjustments with the background, noise or anything else.
So the sound that you hear when the microphone’s plugged in is the sound that i had but also i’m realizing how i have to talk when i’m using the microphone so there it is there’s all of our tests, with the rode video micro uh. My absolute favorite thing about it is the way that it sounds when i’m holding it closer to myself, and the thing that i really like about it when it’s on the stand is that, with the fuzzy thing on it, it really does cut down on that kind Of dead space sound in an empty room, so that’s my favorite thing about that and i will probably be playing with it quite a bit more down the road. So if you have any questions for me or if you have any suggestions or tips, if you have it, i would love to hear from you in the comments. So please, let me know down below just remember if you are using it for a smartphone. In addition to the video micro microphone itself, if you have an iphone you’re going to need the lightning adapter and if you have a smartphone at all you’re going to need the trs, the trrs adapter, to take the place of this. So it will work. And this is fine for a camera. Like i said, it’s come recommended highly from a lot of youtubers that i watch and i hope that i will love it just as much as they do.
I’Ve had a couple hours to test it out i’m, having lots of fun and i’m sure i’ll have a lot more tests coming up. The next thing i’m going to do is now that i’ve got my sound worked out now i’m going to play around with with lighting. The lighting that i have right now is a lamp and a natural light coming from the windows right now, i’ve got a couple boxes with lighting in it. I’Ve got two freestanding lamps, some flood lights and some led lights that i’m going to play with. So keep an eye out for that video, so that’s my experience with the rode videomicro. Thank you so much for joining me. I’Ve had so much fun testing this out waiting for my adapters to come in. I hope that you found it useful and enjoyed following along for the experiments and the ride. If you did please like share comment and subscribe to my channel, if you have any questions or comments, please let me know in the comments down below, i hope, you’re all having a wonderful day. Thank you again for stopping by and i love you bye Music planes going overhead we’ve got trucks going by motorcycles next door. I think that’s a jet. Do you hear it i’m, not sure if you can hear it i’m sure you can hear it.