I want to connect to my smartphone to cut down on the video production cost for my short films. The videos will be shot outside and inside.

I have an android smartphone. Is there any boom mic used in video production compatible with a smartphone?

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Most mics that are designed for DSLRs (such as many of those made by Rode) should be able to work with a smart phone as well (through the use of some adapters). They just work on a standard line input like you have for a PC and through a splitter cable, most cellphones support the same kind of line input as a PC or DSLR has.

It is actually even possible to plug a full blown ASIO audio interface in to many android handsets and do recording from phantom powered XLR booms, but that probably defeats the point of using your phone for recording.

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