01-24-2020 04:56 PM
Was hoping to get a good answer to this. I recently bought a Hero 8 Black, and I primarily use it for snowmobile and motorcycle riding.
Today when out riding I noticed the audio fading in and out, switching between left and right ear, coming back like it should be, then fading out again? Known issue with the Hero 8? Software bug? It was really snowy, and about -5 degrees Celsius outside. Did snow pack inside the mic? I doubt it.
If so, is it possible to get a cover for the Hero 8, like the earlier Heroes? This might be a weak spot for the new Hero 8, extreme conditions, since there is no case for it anymore?
I uploaded a 720p sample just to give you an idea what I'm talking about. This is really frustrating, sound is half the experience imo. :(
01-24-2020 05:07 PM
The video is private and can't be watched. You either need to make it public or unlisted, but no one can help you with the issue if your video is not viewable.
01-24-2020 05:12 PM
Sounds like the sound is cutting out due to it being over driven at the source. So loud motor noise causing the mics to cut out, when it quietens down, the mics kick back in and the noise is loud or from one side. It's basically caused by overdrive/peak noise. You may want to find a foam wrap for your camera to cut down the noise and even it out a bit.
01-24-2020 05:16 PM
01-25-2020 12:13 PM
I would try to play with "Wind reduction":
Auto --- auto detect wind ---- could explain what was said here that excessive noise is auto cut
On --- always cut excesive wind noise
Off --- no wind cut
01-25-2020 12:22 PM
I can pop my gopro on my rc do 50 mph like that. no sound issue. My suggeestion is a tissue over the wind mic, that is the front facing mic. If it works out great you know the next thing to do is like me use a mic muff.