Is the Osmo Pocket stereo, no, but it is two channel via its external microphone adaptor – for now

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Is the Osmo Pocket stereo, no, but it is two channel via its external microphone adaptor – at least for now

This test proves that the DJI Osmo Pocket is indeed a two channel interface but at present it does not record stereo.

During the test I check that there are voltages being applied to both the tip and ring, or pole 1 and pole 2, or left and right. While this is proven to be the case it doesn’t necessarily prove that they are two independent discreet channels with two separate voltages. While the proof of two separate voltages does not prove or is required for stereo recording, it is however necessary to power a stereo, or two separate ECM type microphones that require power from the host.

In order to check if this result means that the Osmo Pocket’s mic interface has two discreet microphone inputs, I check to see if the tip and ring are normalised in the Osmo Pocket’s microphone adaptor, or if the Osmo Pocket itself may well be doing this. The way to check this is to see if tip and ring are shorted/normalised by testing for continuity. This part of the test proves that the tip and ring are not normalised and are indeed separate.

As can been heard when I apply the same continuity test to the lavalier microphone, there is a beep/buzz, which proves that the lav is wired tip and ring normalised. This is quite usual for a lavalier or most mono microphones as the normalising of the tip and ring will mean that the mono source signal is fed to both tip and ring, which in a stereo recording system will mean that the mono source will be recorded to both channels 1 and 2 and therefore will appear in the centre of the stereo recording, if the two channels are configured for stereo.

So, the conclusion.

The DJI Osmo Pocket microphone adaptor is capable of two channel recording.

So, is the DJI Osmo Pocket recording stereo? No, the DJI Osmo Pocket microphone adaptor is not stereo, at least for now.

When I say at least for now what I mean is. The DJI Osmo pocket with its microphone adaptor are capable of two channel recording but at present are not configured for stereo recording. Hopefully this can be changed in the future with a software update to the DJI Osmo Pocket. But for now, bottom line, no the DJI Osmo Pocket does not record stereo.

Call back or check out my DJI osmo Pocket playlist as I will be doing some interesting audio tests with the DJI Osmo Pocket and it’s 3.5mm microphone adaptor that show some very odd results when feeding it a stereo source.

I will also be trying out more microphones with the DJI Osmo Pocket to try and find a few that are compatible with it.

Here’s some links to Amazon where you can find the DJI Osmo Pocket and some of the peripherals that I use with my Osmo Pocket and my rig setups:

DJI Osmo Pocket & peripherals Amazon USA:
DJI Osmo Pocket & peripherals


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