I needed to shoot a quick video for an upcoming college gathering at our church. It was pretty windy and I did not have the equipment I needed to box out the wind. In high school we tried to shoot in the wind by taking a paper plate and coning it around the mic…it was better but still really bad audio. On this shoot one of the camera guys said, “Hey, take your iPhone and use the Voice Memo app. Just hit record and place it in your pocket.” I thought it might be ok but I could not imagine it would be very usable. It was actually good audio, I synced the audio and the video tracks using an app called PluralEyes 3 (this is a killer app and I think they have non-for-profit pricing but I hear you can sync multiple video tracks and audio tracks in Final Cut Pro X too).
Here is a demo of the sound…with camera audio and iPhone audio.