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Wireless Microphone Kit for Video Recording

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Introduction

The AudioTechnica Pro 88W-830 microphone kit allows you to wirelessly record audio using a video recorder such as an iPhone, iPad, or camcorder with an external microphone jack. This kit does not work with a Flip video camera. 

What’s in the Kit

Transmitter - 9V battery must be installed, frequency set to A or B, and POWER turned ON.  This is what the teacher uses with the lapel microphone.


Lapel microphone – plug it into the transmitter’s MIKE INPUT jack


Receiver - 9V battery must be installed, frequency set to the same as the transmitter, and POWER turned ON. This is what is connected to a video camera with an external MIC jack or a smartphone such as an iPhone.


Antenna– must be screwed into the receiver 


Curly audio cable – Plug one end into the receiver’s MIKE OUT jack and the other end directly to a video camera’s external MIC jack. If you are using an iPhone, the adapter cable is also required. 


iPhone adapter cable (pink tag)  -  If you are recording with an iPhone connect this cable to the curly audio cable. Note! The adapter plug goes into your iPhone headphone jack. Android phone users should test with and without the cable to see which works. Glif Adjustable tripod mount


Glif Adjustable with wrench to adjust. Go to  sites.elmira.edu/it/edtpa/iphonevideo to watch how to mount your smartphone to a tripod. 



Glif Adjustable mount with smartphone 

 

Tripod mount for wireless receiver with base screw. Screw the mount to a tripod, attach the wireless receiver to the tripod, and screw the Glif adjustable with mounted smartphone. Make sure everything is securely tightened to the tripod. 



 Receiver, iPhone mounted on tripod



Setting Up the Kit
  • Important! Make sure that the batteries in both the transmitter and receiver have enough power to last during your recording. A new battery lasts up to six hours. When the POWER to the receiver and transmitter are ON, the indicator will light red but there is no gauge to measure remaining life. 
  • Plug in the lapel microphone to the transmitter’s MIKE INPUT jack. Press to make sure it is tightly plugged in. Listen for a click. 
  • Set the transmitter’s frequency to A or B and turn the POWER ON. Clip the transmitter on your person and then clip the lapel microphone on your shirt or blouse. 
  • Screw the antenna into the receiver. 
  • Connect the receiver and your smartphone with their respective mounts (see diagram above). 
  • If you are using a video camera with an external mic, then plug one end of the curly audio cable into the receiver’s MIKE OUT jack and the other end into the camera’s mic jack. Do not use the iPhone adapter cable. 
  • If you are using an iPhone, you must use the curly audio cable and the adapter cable (pink tag). 
    • Connect both cables together. 
    • Important! Plug the adapter cable into the iPhone’s headphone jack. 
    • Plug the other end of the combined cable into the receiver’s MIKE OUT jack.  
  • Set the receiver’s frequency to the same as the transmitter (both A or both B) and turn the POWER ON. 
  • Set up your video recording as usual and test the audio at a distance with the transmitter with you. 
  • When finished be sure to turn the POWER to OFF on both the receiver and transmitter to conserve battery life. Please be sure neatly return all kit components into the carry sleeve. 
Tips
  • Always test your wireless microphone system by first creating a short mock recording and then playing it back to be sure that the audio is loud and clear. 
  • Speak in a voice loudly enough for your students to clearly hear you.  You can then roam around the classroom.  
  • The lapel microphone will not sufficiently capture student voice at a distance. Try approaching the student and holding outward the lapel mic. You can also place the transmitter and microphone on a table in the middle of a small group of students. You should test these scenarios.