So many times I thought I have a iPhone that takes pretty good video, so why not use it for some videos? Well when using the iPhone it works great when you are up close and you get pretty good audio. When you start to step back then the audio goes down hill, pretty much because you are so far away from the internal microphone that it has.
It is pretty portable when you are on vacation or if you take some short trips so why not see what kind of microphones can be used to boost the quality of your videos when you are on the go.
I was testing out some different options and came across some pretty great ideas. You will need to look into a microphone that has 3 lines on the jack. If you insert a microphone right into the iphone it will not work! You need some sort of adapter that will convert the jack for the external microphone you are using.
There is a company that is called Edutige America that makes a special mic for the iphone that will convert everything for you. The iPhone jack is used for the microphone and headphones. You will need an adapter to split the mic and headphones or it will just not work for you. Edutige makes a microphone called the EIM-001 that works with the iPhone. They also have a extended cable, the ESL-001 that will let you clip it to your shirt and get a little bit away from your iPhone. The only thing is, it isn’t very long so you might want to look for a cable that is much longer then this one that I am using.
Another great option is the Radio Shake adapter that I picked up for only around $5.00 and it converts is beautifully so you can use almost any external microphone. So If you already have a mic all you need is that adapter from Radio Shack! woohoo!