07-10-2020 02:37 PM
I had a few minutes so I used GoPro's chat support....here's what they say.... I've bolded the key statements...
Thank you for contacting GoPro! My name is Rolly, how can I help you today?
Does the GoPro Hero8 looping mode work with the Media Mod? How do you select which microphone to use when ProTune is disabled in looping mode? If it does work, which microphone is being used.
Thank you for your interest with our product. Let me help you out with your inquiry.
Let me check this one. Please give a minute or two.
Still checking. Please hold.
Thank you for your patience. Looping does work and from their testing, it appears that it's using the media mods mics in stereo setting.
How do I switch it to use only the front mic? Or an external lapel mic?
Let me check.
Thanks for waiting. Upon testing, no it can not work on choosing front mic.
or an external mic?
So looping with media mod and external mic will use external mic
Ok, so are you able to report that as a Bug?
looping doesn't support the front mic or back mic
it only supports stereo mic or external mic
it's also very confusing in the interface since a user cannot see the microphone settings that are selected when in looping mode
It only supports external microphone.
so can you please report this as a bug?
No, there are no protune controls with looping even when it's just the camera.
so can you please report this as a bug? Someone who purchases a media mod expects to be able to use it in all of the modes of the camera. Looping disables the abilities of the media mod. If that is a "feature" it should be documented. If that is not a "feature" then it is a bug.
We apologize regarding this if we have not met the expectation. However, with limited capabilities of the camera, it is designed that way to give way for other internal operation of the camera considering it's size.
So I'm still asking you to report it to the product development team as a bug. Can you please do that?
What I can do is I can go ahead and report this to our team for future enhancements.
07-10-2020 03:00 PM
Ok so If plug in a Rode shotgun I will be O.K in Looping mode? I hope that is true. Chat is off line to me hear in Canada for some reason.
I think what they are saying might be correct about it defulting to sterio mode. I could see a slight difference in the 2 audio singnals when I modified the audio from sterio to 2 channel mono. The mod mic sounds good if you talk directly into it. I guess it is terrible on a boat on a lake aimed at fisherman standing only 2 to 3 feet way.
07-10-2020 03:07 PM
Thanks Ron for talking to chat about my concerns. Can you test your Rode shotgun with looping mode and post your results?
It would be great to now it works.
07-10-2020 03:09 PM
No worries. I was interested and I had the time. Unfortunately I don't have a shotgun mic to test out for you. Sorry about that.
07-10-2020 04:00 PM
I will rumage through all my gear and find something to test in the future. Meanwhile back to post. Can you post a link to your YouTube channel. I would like to have a look. Meanwhile I reposted your "Chat" as a new topic.
07-11-2020 04:40 AM
I tested the Media mod with a lav mic. It works in loop mode. The audio is right channel only in a stereo format. I can convert that easily but that might be annoying for some people. I watched one of your video's Ron, I loved it. It seems GoPro has made their online chat unavailable to Canadians and they still have not responded to my messages. Hey GoPro send Ron free stuff because he is doing your job for you. I would suggest that new video mod for the GoPro Hero 8.