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Microphone on a Quad... Why?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Claydoc911, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Claydoc911

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    I watch some videos of quad with microphones..... and I ask myself each time...

    "Why ?"

    What is the point of hearing the swam of Bee's in your video??? I don't get it.

    (And thank god my PH3 don't have it!) :)
     
  2. 30secs

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    Why? Because gopro and other cameras have audio.

    I wish our cameras had audio option.
     
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    PH3 sounds like a shampoo! :)
     
  4. SouthernPhantom

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    Excellent point!

    On the couple of occasions that I've wanted the propellers' hum in a short portion of a video, I simply recorded it and overlaid the soundtrack in the appropriate places.

    I'd think people would want narration or music in most cases.
     
  5. SouthernPhantom

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    But GoPros are usually worn on bodies while skiing, surfing, or just running around. Even then, many videos replace the ambient sound with music. All you'll hear from a Phantom is the wasp-like noise of the props.
     
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  6. Claydoc911

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    And Why?
     
  7. envisionabove

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    I think the only possible reason for a mic would be using the elephantom or similar while carrying around.
    But just something more to add to the cost and things that can go wrong.
     
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    I have a thumb drive audio recorder, and i velcro'ed it to my P2 for fun, nothing but the Beehive sound the entire flight. Never did it again.
     
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    do you own the elephantom?

    if so, what do you think of it?


    on the topic of the microphone, I always overlay the buzzing with music...
     
  10. Claydoc911

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    Wots a "elephantom"
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Dude.............. that's just wrong lol!!
     
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    I'll take that as a compliment, lol.
     
  15. Airborne

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    lol
     
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  17. 30secs

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    Sometimes you want to use the quad sound. Sometimes it helps analyze the motor/props behavior if something is not right. Especially if the phantom malfunctions. Also them you could use the camera in stationary/walking situations, or to record audio.

    Always better to have the option to turn it off than not having it at all.
     
  18. Claydoc911

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    Funny..... hehe!
     
  19. envisionabove

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    You know I don't but I looked into it and almost bought one. I think whats missing or at least I found is the need still for a camera gimbal. I walked the property holding it and every step was recorded so It did not work the way I wanted, I can only assume the same for the Elephantom. Now one thing the YUNEEC crew did was make a nice hand held for the Gimbal camera W/mic, that would be a nice addition to a photographer box.

    So sad to say nope.....