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Help! Recording to iPhone/iPad (1 reply and 2 comments)
I'd like to record videos of organ pieces for our online church services, but the iPhone and iPad internal microphones pick up a huge amount of extraneous noise. It would be better to have a direct feed to these devices, say from the headphone socket on the Viscount (Envoy 350FV) to the jack socket on the iPad, but I can't get this to work using just TRS to TRRS cables. My new iPhone (Xr) doesn't have a jack, and anything would need to be via the lightning socket.
Any ideas, please? Would this be possible?
I use a Zoom Q2N-4k video camera. it also can be used just as a microphone alone.
Link from the organ headphone outlet to the Zoom camera input.
then plug headphones into Zoom camera to monitor what you’re playing. I use Viscount headphones and like them.
set the Zoom camera running and hey presto. There are various settings to tweak the result but the handbook and Zoom Q2N website handholds the newbie-user very well, and there is a friendly Zoom Q2N FBk group ... al sorts of musicians are there, not just organists! Read through the posts there to get a feel for the pros and cons, but I think it is a great piece of kit for use with Viscount organs.
a small onboard viewing screen allows you to check your video-takes as you go; audio playback is via a small onboard speaker or the ‘phones
the files are saved on an internal SIM card, so depending on your card-size and settings you will get more or less recording time.
it runs from batteries or mains-power via a USB lead and adaptor.
to transfer your files to your desktop the camera plugs directly into both MAC and PC as a card reader
the free Zoom Handyshare software is excellent entry level editing software, but concerning editing-software the field is large and well-stocked at all price-points.
Amazon Basics can sell you an inexpensive tripod.
Good luck ...
Many thanks for that - I’m beginning to wish I hadn’t bought a Zoom audio recorder a few months back...! Will look into it!
I bought myself a Zoom Q2n (UK red edition) for £90 and it works perfectly - good picture quality, excellent sound. I've got external speakers, so plugging it into the headphone jack leaves the externals working - no headphones required. An iPhone charger is fine as a USB power source - it really eats batteries. Very pleased indeed with the results, many thanks for the recommendation! It's also introduced me to basic editing software, which is long overdue...
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