1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

General Anyone else notice how crappy the audio is in the camcorder?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nabraham, May 27, 2010.

  1. Nabraham

    Nabraham Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    364
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    Nov 16, 2009
    364
    27
    43
    Quality Assurance Analyst
    Went to Rock on the Range over the weekend, recorded quite a few videos and the audio is absolutely terrible....all you can really hear is static noise from the crowd. You can make out the songs a bit but nothing great, my buddy was rocking a nokia 5800 xpress and the video and audio on it are amazing compared to the Eris.

    Pretty disappointing, anyone else experience this or have any tips to make it better?

    Thanks.
     

    Advertisement

  2. Peaser

    Peaser Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    103
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009

    Dec 5, 2009
    103
    8
    36
    Yeah, same experience. Recorded my kid's concert and while I realize that's a noisy type of environment in a big auditorium, it was really crappy.
     
  3. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    408
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010

    Apr 29, 2010
    408
    37
    43
    wow you're right, I just recorded a conversation last night in a bar to show the phone off... standing inches away from my friend. The bar wasn't overcrowded and not that loud... All you can hear is static and background noise, and you can't even make out the words we're saying and we're literally right next to the phone...
     
  4. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,004
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010

    Feb 26, 2010
    1,004
    145
    143
    Verizon Wireless Sales, Traveling Musician
    yep.. tried recording myself playing a couple songs the other day. I think I could get better sound quality from a soup can
     
  5. Scouter

    Scouter Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    18
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009

    Dec 6, 2009
    18
    0
    35
    Electrical Controls Tech
    Vancouver, WA
    I would expect it to be bad. The camera is facing one way and the mic is facing the other.
     
  6. Nabraham

    Nabraham Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    364
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    Nov 16, 2009
    364
    27
    43
    Quality Assurance Analyst
    Yea but it is awful, i mean really sub-par, i think my old razor had better audio recording.
     
  7. Pinkkfrost

    Pinkkfrost Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    May 15, 2010

    May 15, 2010
    1
    0
    5
    Agreed. My kid makes videos and uploads em to Youtube. She'd usually rather just use her webcame we got from a yard sale for a quarter. True Story.
     
  8. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    671
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010

    Mar 4, 2010
    671
    68
    78
    Red Sox Nation
    It's a phone. If you want good audio and video, use a real videocamera.
     
  9. paleodust

    paleodust Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    128
    Posts:
    1,023
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009

    Dec 19, 2009
    1,023
    71
    128
    Male
    Finance
    Utah
    Point taken but the microphone on the Eris is capable of good audio. I use Droid Record for recording seminars and things and it works great. It would be nice to have some of that quality incorporated into the native video recording app.
     
  10. Nabraham

    Nabraham Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    364
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    Nov 16, 2009
    364
    27
    43
    Quality Assurance Analyst

    Holy crap, Captain Obvious has made an appearance. Thanks for the info! I know it won't blow a camcorder away, but the audio on this is terrible for a smart phone.
     
  11. BlazeD OnE

    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    234
    Joined:
    May 19, 2010

    May 19, 2010
    234
    12
    38
    I noticed this as well. what I also noticed it when upgrading to 2.1, the speaker as well seemed to crap out, it has this weird echo now. was never there in 1.5. driving me nuts
     
  12. afharmer

    afharmer Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    May 2, 2010

    May 2, 2010
    2
    0
    5
    California
    It sounds like the microphone is too sensitive and is picking up all the ambient sound. Is there a way to turn down the recording volume? This might help.
     
  13. Demache

    Demache Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    3,011
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010

    Apr 18, 2010
    3,011
    341
    183
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Well, first off, its because it uses the horrid AMR audio format for audio. They should really used something like on my Nokia which uses compressed WAV and yeilds much higher audio quality without impacting the file size too much.

    The Eris is capable of higher audio quality. Its just the format it saves it in is what holds it back.
     
  14. SyDTRaKKeD

    SyDTRaKKeD Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    262
    Joined:
    May 2, 2010

    May 2, 2010
    262
    23
    38
    SEO/Marketing
    SoCal
    I actually found this out yesterday as well... i recorded a bands acoustic set (it probably didn't help that I was standing so close to the speakers) but the audio was absolutely unbearable... I thought it would be cool to post on youtube since it was a special set (not for the general public) but I would be embarrassed to post something with such crappy sound...
     

Share This Page

Loading...