Anyone on here using a GoPro or similar to record their jams or gigs?
I’m currently using an Olympus E-PL3 with the EMA-1 accessory, which is a hotshoe mic adapter with 3.5mm input. The quality is good enough for posting videos, but not pro quality. Unfortunately can’t seem to find true recording specs for it though. All I know is that it sounds decent and records in stereo.
I just ordered a Sony HDR MV1 which is designed for musicians to record video, it has line in and can be had for £200 new. I also looked at the Zoom q4 but having had flaky firmware issues with Zoom products in the past decided to go with the Sony. It has not arrived yet so I can’t comment on how it performs and handles, but I did a fair bit of research before narrowing down to these 2 models.
Other older camcorders which might be worth a look are Kodak Zi8 and Zoom Q3HD both have built in mic as well as input jacks.
@darenager Thanks for the Sony suggestion. Actually I remember seeing that a while back.
Just came back from CES and there are so many things coming out. But the sony and the gopro are the nicest the gopro have a 1/8" stereo in adapter…
I have a use the hero 4 for a bunch of things and I have been impressed. In the passed I have used iPhone, sony qx100, sony rx100, canon 5d Mark2. the gopro has been the best so far.
Two new Sony’s on the horizon.
Maybe I should take up white water rafting or something too haha.
Well the other thing to bear in mind is the MV1 can also be used as just an audio recorder, and apparently quite a good one too. I have been using my iphone with Fostex AR4 audio cradle, problem is the lack of space, hence my decision to go with the Sony (as well as the 120 degree lense and lowlight performance)