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Connecting A Microphone To The DJI Osmo Pocket

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When the DJI Osmo Pocket was first launched in December of last year, one of the accessories that were showcased was a microphone adapter that was needed if you wanted to use an external microphone with the Osmo Pocket. In my opinion, the Osmo Pocket already has pretty decent audio but adding an external mic with a wind cover can be extremely important for vloggers and filming outdoors on windy days, even a slight breeze can ruin your audio. Up until last week, this adapter was not available to purchase but has since arrived on the DJI website.

In this video, I go over how to connect and use a microphone with the DJI Osmo Pocket as well as different vlogging setups you can use with your Osmo Pocket. I also showcase and demonstrate a few different microphone choices that work well with your DJI Osmo Pocket, some that are small and cheap and others that are larger, more expensive but generally have better sound. Watch our video to see some interesting ways to set up a DJI Osmo Pocket vlogging rig with a microphone and light.

Osmo Pocket: http://bit.ly/2RU7iVT
Microphone Adaptor: http://bit.ly/2JfNX1o

Rode VideoMicro: https://amzn.to/2Tcn9yR
Rode VideoMicGo: https://amzn.to/2uc54Xx
Rode smartLav+: https://amzn.to/2ThmcFG
Rode smartLav+ TRRS to TRS: https://amzn.to/2UGnr2o
Small Microphone: https://amzn.to/2TbShP9

PGYTech Osmo Mount: http://bit.ly/2Tuy2jy
PolarPro Mount: https://amzn.to/2NyiVAw

Ulanzi Cold Shoe Extension: https://amzn.to/2F7o6n3
Ulanzi Cold Shoe Extension 2: https://amzn.to/2TL3njd

Small Osmo Light: https://amzn.to/2TdDMKu

Accessory Mount: http://bit.ly/2CMeyhz
Wireless Module: http://bit.ly/2Rs152b
Controller Wheel: http://bit.ly/2F3w2ar

 

 

DJI Osmo Pocket microphone adapter. This adapter is needed to connect a microphone to the Osmo Pocket.

 

DJI Osmo Pocket microphone adapter. This adapter is needed to connect a microphone to the Osmo Pocket.

 

Above is the Rode Video Micro, Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Microphone, Rode Video MicGo, and small generic microphone. All great choices for the DJI Osmo Pocket

 

Ulanzi cold shoe extender style 2.

 

Ulanzi cold shoe extender style one.

 

Rode VideoMicro is a common microphone that will work with the DJI Osmo Pocket.

 

A small microphone that is the perfect size for the DJI Osmo Pocket.

 

The PGYTech phone holder plus for the Osmo Pocket is a good way to build a Osmo Pocket vlogging rig with a smartphone attached.

 

The PGYTech phone holder plus for the Osmo Pocket is a good way to build a Osmo Pocket vlogging rig with a smartphone attached.


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DJI Osmo Pocket Charging Case Review

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In this video review, we are taking a closer look at the new charging case for the DJI Osmo Pocket. When the Osmo Pocket was launched late last year, DJI showcased a variety of useful accessories including the charging case. The accessories have been slowly released over that past several months on the DJI website and last week they made this new charging case for the Osmo Pocket available.

Essentially the charging case is a small hard protective case that has a built-in 1500 mAh battery that can recharge or top off your Osmo Pocket when it is mounted and stored inside. The Osmo Pocket itself has an 875 mAh battery so from empty you can recharge your Osmo Pocket approximately 1.5 times. The charging case also features some inside storage space for 4 ND filters, 2 memory cards, and both smartphone adapters. DJI sells its own brand of ND filters that fit inside, however, I also tested the storage space with 3rd party ND filters including PolarPro, PGYTech, and Freewell Gear and they all fit inside the storage spots perfectly. Please be aware if you own ND filters with built-in polarizer they are a little larger and I found they did not fit properly like intended.

Once the Osmo Pocket is secured inside the charging case will start to charge it automatically. When it comes time to recharge the charging case you can do so via a USB-C port at the bottom of the unit. This will charge the case by itself and if you have the Osmo Pocket installed inside it will charge that as well. One thing I was surprised to find out is that you can not use the charging case as an independent power bank to recharge devices directly when plugged into the bottom USB-C port, maybe this will change with a future firmware update. As for firmware updates, the user manual is very vague on how this is achieved, I am not sure how the update is done. Perhaps updates are transferred from the Osmo Pocket itself when mounted inside or via the USB-C port at the bottom while plugged into a computer. Once I find more out about updating the firmware of the Osmo Pocket charging case I will update this post.

The case has a nice small profile and keeps the Osmo Pocket just that a camera you can easily fit in your pocket. The price is very steep however, it comes in a $129 USD and I am sure the price will deter many from purchasing. I think that the charging case will come in handy for those users who want to shoot all day with their Osmo Pocket but don’t want to carry around a lot of gear. You can watch our video review below.

Osmo Pocket Charging Case: http://bit.ly/2KK35Vo

 

 

 


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Generic Microphone Adapter For DJI Osmo Pocket | Do Not Waste Your Money On These

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Part of what I like to do on my YouTube channel is to test products to help inform customers when it comes to purchasing products. This sometimes includes testing generic and 3rd party accessories as they can tend to be a little cheaper than official accessories, I am all about saving a few dollars when I can. The downside is generic products sometimes do not perform as well as its official counterpart and can actually cost you more money in the long run.

A few weeks back DJI released its microphone adapter for the Osmo Pocket which is needed if you wish to connect an external microphone. Within days, generic versions of the adapter started popping up on websites including Amazon at a fraction of the cost. These versions are labeled to work with the Osmo Pocket and also include images of Osmo Pocket, so the must be legit, right? Well, I was curious how a generic $2.99 adapter would stack up to the official DJI $39.99 adapter. After my order was placed the generic adapter took about 2 weeks to arrive. A quick visual inspection showed they are of similar shape with a few differences including being a little smaller.

Now to back peddle a bit, in between ordering this generic adapter and before it arrived DJI released a new firmware update that added some new features and fixed a few issues. One of the new features the update added was a new visual notification that a microphone adapter and microphone has been connected, this was great as until the update there was no way to know if the Osmo Pocket was indeed connected and using the external microphone.

The generic microphone adapter arrived and I was eager to test it out, but my testing was cut short due to the fact that the Osmo Pocket did not detect when the generic microphone adapter was plugged in, this was really no surprise to me really. I had a feeling this $2.99 adapter was going to be a bust. I did continue however to see if the microphone did work, just making sure that perhaps only the icon would not show up because it was a non-official DJI part, but again no luck. Now I wonder if this adapter did work at some point and the latest firmware update locked it down, GoPro has done something similar in the past with 3rd party batteries. I am not sure if this is the case or not but it is quite plausible.

So do not waste your money on generic microphone adapters for your Osmo Pocket. Even if you do happen to find one that does work it could be disabled via a firmware update if DJI chooses to do so and could leave you stuck if you rely on your Osmo Pocket for vlogging, work or play.

Official Microphone Adaptor: http://bit.ly/2JfNX1o
Osmo Pocket (DJI Store) http://bit.ly/2RU7iVT
Osmo Pocket (Amazon) https://amzn.to/2UMDUp8

 


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