Audio clipping in loud environments

  1. trano
    Gingerbread Sep 7, 2014

    trano , Sep 7, 2014 :
    went to an event with loud music the other night, found out the audio in my videos that i recorded weas terrible, everything seemed to be drowned out by the bass.

    would this be a hardware issue or can it be fixed with software?

    Heres a sample of what im talking about below.


    The video quality was reduced just so I could upload it quicker. the audio however sounds as is.

    if you also experience this problem, vote it up here to hopefully increase its priority from normal to high.


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  2. dipinrajan
    Jelly Bean Sep 7, 2014

  3. mmediadev
    Jelly Bean Sep 7, 2014

    mmediadev , Sep 7, 2014 :
    Its a phone after all.

    Are you the one pulling the huge screen phones at these venues, creating a distraction for those behind you instead of just enjoying the event?

  4. Disturber
    Honeycomb Sep 7, 2014

    Disturber , Sep 7, 2014 :
    Better be a troll

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  5. Hanson Lee
    Marshmallow Sep 7, 2014

    Hanson Lee , Sep 7, 2014 :

    I wouldn't really criticize much since it's a phone, not a proper full fledged video camera.

  6. trano
    Gingerbread Sep 7, 2014

    trano , Sep 7, 2014 :
    sigh i knew i would get answers like this but i stopped myself from writing this in the original post.

    i had an iphone 4 before the OPO and it recorded sound at events just fine.

    I dont want to get into a debate about iphones and android. pls

    sample here from iphone 4

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  7. TakeMyMoney
    KitKat Sep 7, 2014

    TakeMyMoney , Sep 7, 2014 :
    I haven't tried the One at an event yet but even my S2 makes better recordings than that.

  8. Satras
    Honeycomb Sep 7, 2014

    Satras , Sep 7, 2014 :
    I understood that there is nothing much you can do about this clipping.

    It's an hardware problem. OP needs to fix this at their end.

    And I would love to see this fixed.

  9. mydroid
    KitKat Sep 13, 2014

    mydroid , Sep 13, 2014 :
    Yes the clipping ruins my videos at high sound levels like media events one plus team needs to fix this issue

  10. trano
    Gingerbread Sep 13, 2014

    trano , Sep 13, 2014 :
    at the very least, enable an external mic when video recording. where can i request this feature?

  11. paulbonard
    Gingerbread Sep 13, 2014

    paulbonard , Sep 13, 2014 :
    its an important feature on Nokia Lumias....they have 4 microphones on them, and can handle over 100db without distortion, cant the OPO do the same with their 3 microphones at all? Id love to have good live concert videos, whats the point of good video if the audio is awful?

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  12. firewire2035
    KitKat Sep 13, 2014

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  13. wmm
    KitKat Sep 13, 2014

  14. Big Ben
    Jelly Bean Sep 13, 2014

    Big Ben , Sep 13, 2014 :
    good question

  15. rockhstrongo
    Eclair Sep 15, 2014

    rockhstrongo , Sep 15, 2014 :
    I have also come to expect answers like some of these as well.

    I have been trying to research this issue/topic, and I often encounter responses like "It's just a phone, what do you expect?" or "Why are you recording a live performance anyway?" Those comments seem to avoid the issue. I've seen enough videos recorded by different smart phones that DON'T exhibit this problem (some quite older than the OPO.) So, it's fair to ask why the OPO has this problem, when some older devices do not.

    At least there's some good, informative responses in this thread. :)

    Anyway, I remember reading somewhere, a suggestion to cover the mics with a piece of band-aid, with hopes of lessening the distortion. I gave it a shot, and this is what I got...

    Sounds OK, but bass still sounds terrible. :(

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  16. trano
    Gingerbread Sep 15, 2014

    trano , Sep 15, 2014 :

    I have downloaded this app called "IgCamera" it allows you to record with a microphone plugged into the headphone jack, i havent gotten to use it in a loud setting yet though.

  17. rockhstrongo
    Eclair Sep 15, 2014

    rockhstrongo , Sep 15, 2014 :
    Are you planning on using any microphone in particular?

  18. aavion
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 15, 2014

    aavion , Sep 15, 2014 :
    next time cover the microphones with a towel or similar to eliminate the volume peeks at least a bit... it may sound a bit muffy, but better than distorted... if it't too muffy for you, you can add some clarity with an editor later on..

  19. prozaican
    Froyo Sep 15, 2014

  20. mashreef
    Gingerbread Sep 15, 2014

    mashreef , Sep 15, 2014 :
    Cm should set up a Limiter!! so that it doesnt clip
    the clip audio is horrible all i hear is baaaz baaaz baaaaz

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