How To Enhance The Audio Of The DJI Osmo Gimbal

Jan 3, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

How To Enhance The Audio Of The DJI Osmo Gimbal

Jan 3, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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While the DJI Osmo is amazing for smooth cinematic shots, when it comes to audio it is. well… lacking…. If you want to retain your run and gun portability along with good audio, there is a 3.5mm jack that you can use for external audio (of course you can always record the audio seperately and sync in post, but we are talking a quick run and gun setup here).

Of course the challenge is to keep the rig light and easy to operate. Aldryn Estacio of FlytPath shows a nice little hack that keeps the rig small, while providing pretty usable audio.

You would need a Joby Phone clamp, a 3/8 to 1/4-20 adapter and a lock washer. You would also need a microphone, and Aldryn uses the Rode VideoMicro.

While this hack still uses the original phone mount from JDI, it uses the phone and Joby clamp as an additional mounting point for the microphone:

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If you want a simpler/cheaper setup and are willing to let go of some of the flexibility, DroneTech shares a few simpler setups ranging from a $5 Neewer neck mic, to a $115 transmitter/receiver combo to the mentioned remote recorder.

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2 responses to “How To Enhance The Audio Of The DJI Osmo Gimbal”

  1. Ian Hecht Avatar
    Ian Hecht

    “of course you can always record the audio desperately and sync in post”
    Made me laugh, but I suspect you meant “separately.”

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      haha, what a Freudian slip