Record Video Audio from an External Microphone

  1. Tech Phoenix
    Froyo Nov 13, 2018

    Tech Phoenix , Nov 13, 2018 :

    I searched the forum and I couldn't find an answer to this.
    Is it possible to record a video and have the audio be recorded from an external lapel microphone? I know I would have to use a 3.5mm to USB C dongle. However, does the stock camera app allow us to do that?

    Thank you,

  2. Jac0b3o5
    Gingerbread Nov 13, 2018

  3. Juarez805
    Eclair Nov 14, 2018

    Juarez805 , Nov 14, 2018 :
    As far as I know. The stock camera uses a similar design as previous OnePlus devices and does not support external mic recording. An alternative option is to download Open Camera from the play store. Open Camera does have an option to record from an external mic.

  4. Tech Phoenix
    Froyo Nov 15, 2018

    Tech Phoenix , Nov 15, 2018 :
    damn... okay. I just wished this was natively supported.

  5. guptamols
    Cupcake Feb 21, 2019

  6. axsepul
    Cupcake Jul 3, 2019

    axsepul , Jul 3, 2019 :
    There needs to be a software fix for this. The audio on this 6T is crap. Open Camera doesn't record video as smooth. Come on get this working.

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  7. fegone
    Cupcake Jul 17, 2019

    fegone , Jul 17, 2019 :
    I have the same issue with a OP5, i'm like, will I need another phone, samsung, iphone, every other brand support it...

  8. axsepul
    Cupcake Jul 17, 2019

    axsepul , Jul 17, 2019 :
    I posted the solution on all related threads but it got deleted. Here it is again.

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  9. G_Peter_Lemken_pgYQ
    Cupcake Jul 30, 2019

    G_Peter_Lemken_pgYQ , Jul 30, 2019 :
    [Edit: Ooops, it's not an OP6, but an OP5, but it should not make a difference]

    It works!

    OnePlus 5, external stereo condenser microphones driven by a Behringer preamp and connected to the phone via USB OTG adapter. As soon as the OTG detects an external source, the OP camera automatically switches to the external microphones.

    Never mind the piano playing, just did a quick run through to show the set up.


  10. Y1587884882052
    Cupcake Apr 26, 2020

    Y1587884882052 , Apr 26, 2020 :
    Can you help me with attaching an external Mike in the phone. I'm doing it through open camera app

  11. sercoso
    Cupcake May 27, 2020

    sercoso , May 27, 2020 :
    So external microphones still not work with the OP 8Pro natively? This is ridiculous

  12. Artemus.
    Community Hero 2020 May 28, 2020

    Artemus. , May 28, 2020 :
    Erm... wrong subforum.

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  13. Q1591219543728
    Cupcake Jun 3, 2020

    Q1591219543728 , Jun 3, 2020 :
    I agree. I spent $300 on a wireless audio microphone solution using a USB-C adapter. Any video app I use support the external mic, except the native one. Never thought OP 8 Pro would have this issue.

  14. Artemus.
    Community Hero 2020 Jun 3, 2020

    Artemus. , Jun 3, 2020 :
    What the hell system cost $300?! A freaking DAC/boom mic meant for audiophiles?

  15. G_Devesh_Sahay_xZMT , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Sep 13, 2020 :
    I tried recording a video through a USB mic in open camera app on my OP7pro, but the audio quality was poor and it felt like it was tearing up. However, when I used the same mic to record only an audio, it recorded brilliantly. What can I do to fix this issue?

  16. Ironking
    Cupcake Sep 30, 2020

    Ironking , Sep 30, 2020 :
    It is unacceptable that an expensive smartphone like the OP 8 PRO does not accept an external microphone in the camera application. I am required to install a third party application and I don't want to do that. A simple function like that, not being present in OP 8 PRO seems to me a joke. We live in an era of live broadcasts, etc. It is essential to have this function in the official camera application. Similar or even cheaper smartphones have this function! Does anyone want to buy my OP 8 PRO?

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  17. olabil
    Cupcake Nov 17, 2020

    olabil , Nov 17, 2020 :
    I know this may be a bit late, but bought an external mic for my OP 6t. It worked with Open Camera, then it stopped working - back and forth - driving me crazy; I tested different camera apps and bought an extra adapter/splitter (didn' ever understand why that would've helped) - same result

    I though found the solution deep down in a thread - it actually matters what way you put in the USB-c connector. The sides looks identical, but one way works, the other way not. I spent hours and hours to find the solution, but finally it works!

    In my opinion I think it's absurd spending so much time developing nice phones with excellent cameras and features, but not showing the users how to use such a basic accessory as an external microphone. Sometimes it feels like Android vendors want to just give away market shares to iPhone - it's a pity imo.

  18. Rajnish_Dhull
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 26, 2020

  19. U1610545703908
    Cupcake Jan 15, 2021

    U1610545703908 , Jan 15, 2021 :
    Even open camera is not working on op8t. It does not work with external mic