How to use a wireless microphone with Facebook Live
It took some time and a lot of testing but we are pleased to announce that we have vastly improved how we can produce our editorial Facebook Live feeds and we have now incorporated a high quality omnidirectional RØDE microphone for crisp voice production – the microphone is wireless and has a range of up to 100 metres.
The use of a wireless microphone will significantly improve the quality of a live stream – as we can now follow a reporter without the hassles of a microphone attached to a cable.
The visual experience will be so much better – such as following a reporter from a distance (up to 100m), to the side, in front, from behind & circling in 360˚ … and all the time with perfect broadcasting sound quality. The new Osmo 2 also has face recognition for steady video.
With our new system we can also use a wireless lapel microphone as well.
We have incorporate everything onto a steady mobile hand held platform that also includes a 36 bulb led-lighting unit for when required. The new Osmo Mobile 2 holds a battery charge up to 12 hours and it also charges the iPhone allowing for long Facebook Live feeds. Our set-up allows us to use the newer iPhone models with better video quality: iPhone 7, iPhone 8, & iPhone X.
The components required to use a quality wireless microphone with a Facebook Live feed
As an aid for other photographers/videographers we are sharing the details of how we built this platform and with links to the components that are required.
01 DJI Osmo Mobile 2. £130.00.
02 RØDELink Newsshooter Kit. £310.00.
03 RØDE Reporter Microphone. £112.00.
04 Adapter Splitter Headphone/Charger For iPhone. £2.00. Required if you use an iPhone 7,8 & X. Your iPhone must! be turned on before you insert this connector.
05 Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter . £9.00. Required if you use an iPhone 7,8 & X.
06 RØDE SC7 3.5mm TRS to TRRS patch cable. £11.00. Put the grey connector into no 5 above & the black connector into the RØDE receiver.
07 Coiled Black Apple 8-pin Lightning to USB Cable 12″/0.3m . Amazon £10.00. This will charge your iPhone from the Osmo 2.
09 Manfrotto Micro Ball Head Hotshoe Mount 492LCD . £46.00 each = £96.00
10 Neewe Aluminium Cold Shoe Extension Mount Bar 8″/20cm. Amazon £16.00.
Total cost: approximately £786.00