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Sony ECM-AW4 Wireless Bluetooth Microphone Secret Addition for Good Audio

The Sony ECM-AW4 Wireless Bluetooth Microphone has had the label as a toy, not to be used for serious work. NOT SO!!! It is a GREAT TOOL for any Videographer. Especially YouTube, etc.

With a couple of tweeks and a secret Add-On, You’ll be able to make Good Audio for your next YouTube Video!

This video will show you how to get Good Audio from your Sony ECW-AW4 Wireless Bluetooth Microphone by adding this little SECRET Add-on.

Some Items used in this video:

-Sony ECM-AW4 Wireless Bluetooth Microphone:
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-ECMAW4-Wireless-Microphone-Black/dp/B00JWU6WWO/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=statovidedi-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=8f12fe66a12f6c29b49bc72e0624a2ec&creativeASIN=B00JWU6WWO

-Shure MVL Lavalier Microphone:
https://www.amazon.com/Shure-MVL-Omnidirectional-Microphone-Windscreen/dp/B010W6WESM/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=statovidedi-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=f2980b50677dda07b01f46881a88f1b7&creativeASIN=B010W6WESM

-Adapter Cable (to connect the Shure MVL to your Sony ECM-AW3)
This is similar to the Radio Shack Cable, only not color coded:
https://www.amazon.com/CablesOnline-4-Position-3-Position-Splitter-IP-AY12C/dp/B00N03ZYUU/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=statovidedi-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=fff318fef8ea50d8712a390f3d7abe25&creativeASIN=B00N03ZYUU

-Camtasia 9 Studio, Video Editing Software:
https://www.amazon.com/TechSmith-Camtasia-9-Online-Code/dp/B01MCRWGKQ/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=statovidedi-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=a4b5ce11f4a65b9d7d7a71ba559134fe&creativeASIN=B01MCRWGKQ

Good Value Sony ECM-AW4 Wireless Bluetooth Lavalier Microphone, Great Range, for iPhone, Canon EOS M Camera, Video Camera or DSLR

Audio is the thing that can Make or Break a video. There are times when a Wireless Microphone is needed. Maybe a Speech needs to be filmed. Or, a video where the talent or actor moves around on camera and can’t be tied to a Wired microphone.

Well, a great option is the Sony ECM-AW4 Wireless Bluetooth Lavalier (Lapel) Microphone!

It’s a Great Value for what it does. It is a Transmitter/Receiver pair, much like higher priced wireless option, only it uses Bluetooth Technology instead of Radio Frequency. The Transmitter and Receiver each use a single AAA battery for power. The receiver gets plugged into either a Smartphone or a camera. The Microphone (transmitter) gets clipped to your shirt/lapel.

Pricing for this Sony ECM-AW4 Bluetooth Microphone is from $150 to around $200 (sometimes higher) as of this writing. It is available from multiple sellers on the internet or some Big Box stores.

In the video below, I shot good sound at approximately 125 feet away, through a closed window!! I had the transmitter clipped to the front of my shirt and the receiver was plugged into an iPhone 4s back in my house as I shot the video through a window!! The iPhone 4s captured the Audio ( and some of the video) from the whole video shoot.

Items used in this Video:

-Sony ECM-AW4 Wireless Bluetooth Microphone
-iPhone 6
-iPhone 4s
-MiniSuit Selfie Stick
-Cable to plug Receiver into iPhone 4s for audio
-Radio Shack Adapter Plug (1/8 inch 4 segment Stereo plug to twin Female 1/8 inch) To adapt the cable into the iPhone 4s
-Tripod