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VM   

On a TV show I will have to record a FaceTime call on a phone. The director do not want to see any wire. Do you know if there is a bluetooth to xlr adapter ?

I will probably have to send ton the phone the progra (minus 1).

Any ideas ?

 

Thank you

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If you go bluetooth, the sound will no longer be coming out of the iPad speakers, right? So not only do you have to send mix-minus to the iPad, but you need to have an external speaker for the incoming signal?

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Jamesg   

Just happened across this...

http://www.markertek.com/product/sw-318bt/switchcraft-318bt-phantom-powered-bluetooth-audio-receiver

But that's just for receiving audio...

However, I think the bluedriver is the only game in town as far as allowing you to send audio back down the bluetooth stream back TO the phone/ipad or whatever... I'm sure there are others but not that I've seen. So the workflow would be:

Lav mic on talent -> RX -> Mixer input -> mixer aux out 1 (pre) -> Bluetooth return (heard by the party on the other end of the line)

Bluetooth Receiver -> mixer input -> Mixer aux out 2 (pre) -> Earwig or induction earpiece on talent

So the phone (apart from the facetime picture if you're doing a video call) essentially is just a vessel to make the call, it won't input or output any audio. I *think* that's the way to do it!! I've been meaning to test this out for ages, but in truth these things often happen in the heat of the moment and a speakerphone held close to the talent's lav mic works just fine - and probably sounds the most natural if that's what's happening in the scene.

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pick up the audio from the person who is in front of the iPad. Normally it is pretty clear. Straight from the FaceTime, sometimes the audio cracks from the connection... It's different sounding from what we heard real life. Or if someone is holding the phone. Mic his wrist, or the clothes. I did few times wiring iPhones, doesn't sound good, not real... But the shoot conducted two sides... So ... We actually record the real voice from another side of FaceTime. 

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How about getting a large Bluetooth headset and getting your signals from there/to it? Involves a bit of DIY, of course, but could be fun. 

Those JKAudio things look pretty good, too. If you search for bluetooth telephone hybrid you might come up with other options, too. 

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