The LG V10 has multiple microphones (three, actually) to help focus on the sound you you want to capture when you're recording video. The combo of one pointing towards the front, one pointing towards the rear, and another used to try and filter out background noises is common, and it generally works well in most cases. But LG takes it all one step further with directional audio control.
There's no rocket science here, and that's what makes it so great. The best features are the ones that are easy to use and work exactly the way you think they should work, and that perfectly describes LG's directional audio recording. Using it is simple — make sure you're using manual video mode (even if you set everything to automatic, you need to be in manual mode to access the controls) and tap the microphone icon at the bottom of the screen. That brings up a simple overlay.
Slide the far left slider up to shift focus towards the subject you're "filming", slide it down to focus on your own voice. The other slider is for audio gain — a higher number is louder, at the cost of clarity and the introduction of distortion. Finally, we see a button to help cut down on wind noise.
So does this work?
It sure does. Have a look at how it handles a clanging bell, an AC editor and an amazing helper.
The next time you've got your V10 out to record a little video, be sure to give this one a try.
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