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nokia n95 with microphone

Ok. Here we have two ways of plugging a “normal” microphone to the Nokia N95 and vlog away with good sound capture… ;-)

I found this two videos that show two solutions to these problem:

1.

from Steve Garfield

Here’s a quick video that shows how you can use the Nokia Audio Controller AD-43 as an external microphone on a Nokia N95.
You can connect the Nokia headphones to this and then use the Audio Controller to talk while making phone calls or recording video.
The manual “Some headsets do not include a microphone.”
I’m interested in finding out if anyone has connected a microphone to this device to help record better audio when recording videos.
I know Nokia made a special microphone adapter for some AP news trials, but I have not been able to learn more about that yet.

2.

from Gunnar

Many mobile journalists use N95 because of its quality video vice. The problem has been that there is need of a external microphone. Here is the solution. This video shows the use of radio mic and ordinary kabel mic.
PS. thanks to Comvu

And I think the Nokia Reuter’s kit also has some adaptor for the microphone…

Hope it suits you this simple solutions and i hope to see you videos with better sound off course. :-)
I will try when i have one of those n95, mine is a e61i that captures 352×288 i think…

Rgds,
ZN

UPDATE (2008/05/06):
A new entry about external mic on N95, this time from shelbinator.com.
I just want to add that the difference between the terminal colors for input has to do with the different adaptors used, because shelbinator uses a nokia adaptor and Gunnar uses a generic adaptor and i suppose thats why the color/terminal used is different.
Another link: mobilejones.com (via twitter).

San Francisco TV station Slings the news

I find this article and this idea obvious and had to happen sooner than later. This and the Ustream kind of broadcasts is really going to disturb the status quo of the broadcast media, at list in terms of the way you can do it.

“traditional” media is going to add this to their already big bag of tricks, but anyway this is not going to change the opened possibility for anyone to make a tv internet show with lots of not so expensive tricks :-)

CNET News.com’s Erica Ogg visits CBS 5 in San Francisco to see how the newsroom is using a Slingbox to get live video feeds for traffic, weather and breaking news instead of relying on standard news vans using satellite signals.

text & video: Consumer device an innovation for TV news crew

Videoblogging Week 2007 1/7

Este é o meu primeiro vídeo para participar na Videoblogging Week deste ano. Como se nota a minha primeira entrada já vai atrasadíssima… Este vídeo é uma montagem da Arruada na Baixa de Lisboa do candidato Mário Soares na campanha das Presidenciais 2006.

— in english —

This is my first video for this year’s Videoblogging Week. As you see I am running very late… This video shows the walking in downtown Lisbon that a Presidential candidate – Mário Soares, did in the 2006 Presidential Election.

links: Biografia de Mário Soares (em português).

a photographer with “An Ethical Dilemma”

This test only has one question, but it’s a very important one.

By answering the question honestly, you will discover where you stand morally. The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation in which you will have to make a decision. Your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous.

You are in Miami, Florida. There is chaos all around you, caused by a hurricane, with severe flooding. This is a flood of biblical proportions. You are a photo/journalist, working for a major newspaper, and you are caught in the middle of this disaster. Yet you are attempting to shoot career-making photos.

Suddenly, you see two men floundering in the water.
They are fighting for their lives, trying not to be taken down with the debris. You move closer. Somehow the men appear familiar. You suddenly realise who they are.
It’s George W. Bush and Tony Blair!

You have two options. You can either attempt to save their lives, or you can shoot dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photos, documenting the demise of two of the most powerful men on earth.

So, here’s the question:
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