Audio Recording with Cinamaker

With Cinamaker, capturing and recording audio requires at least one iPhone running Cinamaker Capture, the companion app to Director Pad. Cinamaker can capture and record audio from up-to 8 iPhone/iPad capture devices simultaneously.


Cinamaker Capture
Each iPhone must be running Cinamaker Capture, the companion app to Director Pad.
Cinamaker Capture has two modes: Video and Audio
  • Video: turns your iPhone into both a video camera and audio capture device
  • Audio: turns your iPhone into an audio capture device only


Cinamaker Capture in Audio mode connects directly to Cinamaker Director Pad just like any camera. When connected your audio devices will show up and can be adjusted in Cinamaker Director Pad's audio mixer.


Using Multiple Audio Devices

Cinamaker allows you to connect audio into your production in several different ways.  


Ex 1: Using the iPhone's built-in Mic
Using the Cinamaker Capture app you can simply record audio from any of your iPhone's internal microphone. With Cinamaker you can capture and record audio from up-to 8 iPhone/iPad capture devices simultaneously.

Ex 2: Using External Microphones, plugged into the iPhone

You may also record audio using external microphones provided they are plugged into the iPhone's headphone jack and they are running Cinamaker Capture. Lavalier mics, handhelds and boom mics work well. 

NOTE: All mics plugging into the iPhone's headphone jack require plugs with three rings. This is called a  TRRS connector. If you have a microphone that has only two rings, you can purchase adapters that convert two rings to three-ring TRRS. Essentially these  adapters split out the headphone and the microphone so that when the microphone gets plugged in, it gets recognized.


Ex 3: Using Digital Cameras as Audio Devices

Digital cameras (non-iOS devices) can also act as microphone capture devices. 


Ex 4: Using External Mixers

Another option is using a multi-channel mixer to output audio to Cinamaker. In this case the output from the stereo mixer is configured to be received through the headphone jack of one of the Cinamaker Capture iOS devices either as a as a dedicated Audio Assistant, or in conjunction with being both a Video and Audio capture device.



Cinamaker Capture allows you to capture Video and Audio...


Or Audio-only


In the case of Audio-only, Cinamaker Capture will display the audio signal being recorded. Audio can be mixed and controlled from the Cinamaker Director Pad audio mixer.