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Recording narration on an iMac

Postby TennisKaty040 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:05 pm

I will be switching from PC to iMac this Christmas, will install Premiere Elements 15. I see that the iMac does not have a Mic input. I have a nice Sony mic that I have always used with the PC. What is the best way to record narration on the Mac?
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Re: Recording narration on an iMac

Postby sidd finch » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:57 pm

Does the iMAC have a USB input? You can always pick up a nice "BLUE" mic or Amazon has 3.5mm adapter to USB so you can keep using you Sony Mic.

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Re: Recording narration on an iMac

Postby Steve Grisetti » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:11 pm

iMacs include a number of USB ports. So I agree with Sidd. A good USB microphone is your best bet.

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Re: Recording narration on an iMac

Postby TennisKaty040 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:14 pm

OK, thanks Steve and Sidd,

Will try a USB Mic when I get my Mac.

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Re: Recording narration on an iMac

Postby sidd finch » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:03 pm

But if you like your Sony mic the 3.5mm to usb adapters are only $6 USD on Amazon

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Re: Recording narration on an iMac

Postby TennisKaty040 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:21 pm

Sounds like an adapter would be worth trying. My Sony mic uses a battery. Should that cause any problems with the USB/Mic input?
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Re: Recording narration on an iMac

Postby sidd finch » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:00 pm

I am guessing your Sony mic is a condenser mic?

This should not interfere if you use the USB adapter.

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Re: Recording narration on an iMac

Postby TennisKaty040 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:03 pm

Yes, it is called an Electret Condenser Microphone ECM-144. I just want to be sure the power from the mic battery doesn't conflict with the USB power in some unfortunate way.

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