UPDATE 3: We now have an image of the newly announced FREE Osmo FlexiMic. It looks like many other flexi microphones available to buy. It will be interesting to see if it eliminates ( or atleast massively reduces ) the noise form the fan/gimbal in recorded video. Either way, its FREE so cannot complain 🙂 Other info we do know is that is officially called “OSMO PART 44 DJI FM-15 FlexiMic”
UPDATE 2: Looks like DJI have now announced it as I received the following email. Looks like existing owners of the Osmo will receive an email mid February with a coupon code to order it from the official DJI Store.
DJI is pleased to announce that the new Osmo FlexiMic will be made available free of charge for all Osmo owners from January 29th as a sign of our appreciation on the occasion of DJI’s 10th anniversary. This new plug-in microphone will offer Osmo users an even more powerful experience, taking them one step further towards professional-level filmmaking.
There are several ways for Osmo users to get their free FlexiMic. It will also be included together with all new Osmos from Jan. 29.
If you receives an Osmo without a FlexiMic, or if you purchased an Osmo before Jan. 29, we will send you an email in the middle of February with a coupon code which can be redeemed for a FREE FlexiMic at the Official DJI Online Store.
UPDATE 1: It would seem DJI have not 100% officially released this info as a post I made on their site was deleted as well as the Facebook announcement.. Ah well. Ot might as well be official now eh! 🙂
DJI have come good with the audio problems that plague the on-board microphone of the Osmo. Today they have announced that all future osmo purchases will include an “Osmo FlexiMic”. Not to leave out the existing customers, they will be offering the same external microphone to them users too. See the below info on how you can obtain the free Mic if you are an existing owners.
This is a fantastic show of respect for users and I applaud DJI for doing it.. They might have their shortcomings but they really do strive to deliver a good usable product. No details on what the mic looks like ( don’t expect a Rode 🙂 ) but if you Google for “FlexiMic” you will get the general idea..
We are pleased to announce that the new Osmo FlexiMic will be made available free of charge for all Osmo owners from January 29th as a sign of our appreciation on the occasion of DJI’s 10th anniversary. This new plug-in microphone will offer users of our handheld, stabilized 4K camera and gimbal system an even more powerful experience, taking them one step further towards professional-level film-making.
There are several ways for Osmo users to get their free FlexiMic. It will be included together with all new Osmos, from Jan. 29. If anyone receives an Osmo without an included FlexiMic, or if they purchased an Osmo before Jan. 29 without a microphone, we’re offering several ways to easily get one from the beginning of March:
1. Customers who bought their DJI Osmo in our Online Store or at our Shanghai Airport store, will receive an email with a coupon code, which can be redeemed for a free FlexiMic at the Official DJI Online Store. If you don’t receive a coupon, please contact onlinesales@DJI.com.
2. For those that purchased their DJI Osmo from an affiliate website, please contact the affiliate in question for a coupon code to use in the Official DJI Online Store.
3. If a user has purchased their Osmo from an Authorized DJI Dealer, they can receive their FlexiMic by contacting the dealer. For any questions, please contact email@example.com.
4. For Osmos purchased at the DJI Flagship Store, the unit serial number makes the customer eligible for a free FlexiMic for pickup at the store, or to be shipped within China by first contacting DJI by sending an email to store.sz@DJI.com. Customers may also call us at 0755-8665-5264 and provide their serial number and contact information so that we can send them FlexiMic.