As the owners of Google Pixel and Pixel 2 and their XL versions know, these beautiful phones have an unfortunate drawback: bad audio quality in video recording mode. The sound is very deaf and there is a lot of noise. In this short instruction I will explain how to improve the sound in video mode – get rid of a digital noise and boost high frequencies.
Follow the steps to fix noisy sound while shooting video on Google Pixel:
- Install the Open Camera freeware app (you can install the FV-5 Cinema paid app instead if you wish).
- Head into Settings:
- Select Video Settings:
- Scroll down and tap on Audio Settings:
- By default it is set to Camcorder. Change it to External Mic:
My Google Pixel records a much better audio using the “External Mic” setting (despite there is no external mic connected) as well as Default Audio Source. I don’t want to say that the audio became perfect but I don’t hear that annoying digital noise any more. Try these options. Here is how it sounds in comparison: