BMPCC4K What mics 3.5mm

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BMPCC4K What mics 3.5mm

PostSun Jan 06, 2019 8:39 am

So loving the bmpcc4k its helping me create awesome shots and cuts extremely well with out DJI Inspire2.




I'm in a situation now where I probably need a radio mic and shotgun mic.

As everyone is saying the audio levels on the 3.5mm are noisy. The built in mics are actually really good and clean.

I'm going to get a nice shotgun for the xlr input but for the 3.5mm wondering if anyone has tried powered mics? Do they work better?

Or is it better to get a zoom and return audio separately?

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Re: BMPCC4K What mics 3.5mm

PostSun Jan 06, 2019 8:41 am

Has anyone tried something like this which provides Pluginpower for the 3.5mm https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MONO-TO-STER ... 7675.l2557
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Re: BMPCC4K What mics 3.5mm

PostSun Jan 06, 2019 8:57 am

I've been trying pretty much everything, but not one of those (yet), and the only thing that works is passing my Rode VideoMicro through my Olympus LS-14 audio recorder and then a Cayin C5 amplifier into the BMPCC4K 3.5mm socket. Without the Cayin the audio levels are crap.

I've been wanting to remove the LS-14 from the rig with anything that will allow me to use just the Cayin, but everything I've tried will not work. I've tried an Audio Technica lav power unit as well as an Aputure A.lav, which I currently have as a second lav mic (it works well). I'm not sure whether it's the impedance that's the issue, as I don't know much about audio systems, or something else.

I'm pretty sure that what you linked to will not work on it's own (or effectively) and you'll need something to boost the audio levels. I believe much is the same even with the mini-XLR port.
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Re: BMPCC4K What mics 3.5mm

PostMon Jan 14, 2019 9:03 pm

Its a same it doesn't have 4 channel audio... I assumed this was the case as it has stereo 3.5mm then mini xlr & built in mic. Be great to be able to capture them all.
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Re: BMPCC4K What mics 3.5mm

PostMon Jan 14, 2019 9:14 pm

I received my powered mic a few days ago and while the BMPCC4K does pick up a signal, it's still woefully low. The only way that I can get a usable audio level is to use my LS-14 and Cayin amplifier between the mic and camera. I'm stuffed to understand what's going on.
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