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    Default Will the 7 record video with stereo sound or are we still stuck with mono ?

    To my knowledge the iPhone has been the only phone that still only records mono sound while shooting video, I've looked at the specs and everything else and see nothing addressing this.
    Now that the 7 has stereo speakers will it also record video in stereo like most other phone do ?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Will the 7 record video with stereo sound or are we still stuck with mono ?

    Hmmmm...other devices record in stereo? To me that sounds very gimmicky considering that, even if they put two microphones at opposite ends of the device, there's still only maybe 5" or 6" of space between them. How exactly would that produce true stereo sound? I could be way off here but I don't see how that would be advantageous.
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    Default Re: Will the 7 record video with stereo sound or are we still stuck with mono ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    Hmmmm...other devices record in stereo? To me that sounds very gimmicky considering that, even if they put two microphones at opposite ends of the device, there's still only maybe 5" or 6" of space between them. How exactly would that produce true stereo sound? I could be way off here but I don't see how that would be advantageous.
    All my Galaxy and Note phones record video with native stereo sound and produce a very nice separated stereo sound, the LG phones V10 and V20 also record natively in stereo and even go a step further in letting you set the EQ levels for the sound recorded with the camera for if your at a live music event and want to use a limiter or compression for the audio being recorded with the video.
    Sony and many other phones also record in stereo.
    Going on YouTube and giving a listen to many flagship phones would be a good way to hear the results.

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    Default Re: Will the 7 record video with stereo sound or are we still stuck with mono ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Davyo View Post
    All my Galaxy and Note phones record video with native stereo sound and produce a very nice separated stereo sound, the LG phones V10 and V20 also record natively in stereo and even go a step further in letting you set the EQ levels for the sound recorded with the camera for if your at a live music event and want to use a limiter or compression for the audio being recorded with the video.
    Sony and many other phones also record in stereo.
    Going on YouTube and giving a listen to many flagship phones would be a good way to hear the results.

    Cheers
    Davyo
    Interesting! I'm amazed that you would pick up two distinguishable audio channels like that and I'll definitely have to check out YouTube for some samples. In regards to your original post, hopefully someone comes up with a better response than I did.
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    Default Re: Will the 7 record video with stereo sound or are we still stuck with mono ?

    It's really a shame honestly. The Lumia phones have been doing it (and doing it well) for some time, but the iPhone, as focused as it is on capturing moments via camera, is still not offering better audio recording without having to buy bulky and, at times, expensive accessories that have to be connected to the device while recording. I mean don't get me wrong, videos recorded on my iPhone have sounded fine for the purpose of showing off vacation videos and events on a whim, but honestly, it's still significantly behind in this arena than phones that have been on the market for years now which are using multiple point mics to capture some really great sound.
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    Default Re: Will the 7 record video with stereo sound or are we still stuck with mono ?

    As the OP here is what I use with my iPhones, this Zoom iQ5 mic plugs into the lighting port and records AMAZING stereo sound, I've recorded live shows and concerts and the audio comes out like CD studio quality, for $69.00 it's well worth it.
    When plugged into an iPhone it automatically becomes the default microphone.
    (It works with iPads as well)
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