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Use wireless Apple AirPods’ mic for shooting standups/monologues with your smartphone?

Should you use Apple head-mounted Airpod’s built-in wireless mic to do standups when recording standups or other monologs? Cielo de la Paz does.

Cielo de la Paz of The Storyographist has successfully used the AirPod’s wireless microphone to record standups and monologues, as proven in the video ahead. With a hairstyle like hers, the AirPods become nearly invisible to the camera. As of the publication of her review, Cielo de la Paz confirmed that although the native Apple camera app and FiLMiC Pro were incapable of using a Bluetooth-connected microphone, fortunately MoviePro (a direct competitor to FiLMIC Pro) indeed is completely compatible. This article also includes Cielo de la Paz’s video which explains other reasons why she switched from FiLMiC Pro to MoviePro on her iPhone 7 Plus.

Cielo de Paz describes the audio as good, but not perfect. How does it sound to you?. In the comments below her video, she also clarifies that listening herself while speaking has too much latency to be comfortable, so she lowers the iPhone’s monitoring volume completely to avoid hearing herself.

Why Cielo de la Paz switched from FiLMiC Pro to MoviePro

Use of Apple AirPods with Android

Apple’s AirPods are known to work well with Android phones and tablets, as attested in AndroidCentral’s article and other places. However, I have not yet tested AirPods personally with any audio/video recording app on Android. Several have stated that it can work if you add an app called Mono Bluetooth Router, of which there are several available with similar names in the Play Store. If I do so such a test and review in the future, this is the place you’ll find that new article. Be sure to be subscribed to my mailing list.

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Born in Connecticut, United States, Allan Tépper is an award-winning broadcaster & podcaster, bilingual consultant, multi-title author, tech journalist, translator, and language activist who has been working with professional video since the eighties. Since 1994,…

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