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Nomad
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Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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If so has anyone experienced issues with it like we had on the 7?  i.e. recording out of sync when using a external power supply.

GoPro Community Manager
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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The HERO8 Black is compatible with the Mic Adapter. I haven't heard of any sync issues.

Adventurer
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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As I use the Hero 8 wit he promic.  As I am on here and one member experienced the Audio N/A  issue. that will say a lot big time wit hteh Media Module coming out DELAYED>

Tourist
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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My Mic adapter no longer works with my hero 8. It still works with my hero 7 perfectly.
GoPro
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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Do you have media mod? @niktip

 

 

 

Tourist
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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No I do not. I updated the unit just recently. That's when it stopped working.
GoPro
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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Can you try to update your camera again manually @niktip,

 

https://gopro.com/en/us/update

https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/How-to-Update-GoPro-Cameras

Visit that website and the instruction for manual firmware update is on the other link or inside the update page. 

 

 

Regards,

-Jay

Adventurer
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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Do not bother  with the firmware reload, 

Tourist
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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Okay @fishycomics did you find it was a waste of time?
Tourist
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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Have you tried to to do the update? Did it not work?

Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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I just did a manual update with no avail I believe GoPro have blocked the use of the mic adapter in favour of the new media mod. Convince me otherwise.

Hiker
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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On the website they list it as compatible

 

https://gopro.com/en/za/shop/accessories/pro-3.5mm-mic-adapter/AAMIC-001.html

 

But I wouldn't put it past go pro to do another **bleep** move like this

Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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I am lucky I have a Hero 5 that I can use for B-rolls and Audio recording so it just requires me to sync my Hero 8  videos to it. Other users are going to be very pissed indeed. 

Hiker
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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I have the 8 with the media mod and had bucket loads of problems with it. I hooked my 5 mic adaptor up to it to find out if it was the camera or media mod. It worked perfectly with the adaptor. Done a manual update and the media mod works all be it with a audio lag. To answer your question 8 works with the adaptor better than with the media mod.

Tourist
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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It turns out the camera was faulty. I had to send it back to GoPro.

Tourist
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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Yes I did, turns out thecamera is faulty.

Tourist
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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Thank you for giving it a go. I have a faulty camera and it has been returned to GoPro.

Adventurer
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Re: Does the Hero 8 work with the Mic Adapter dongle?

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firmware does not fix the hardware issue that gives on the camera, been there , done that with the Hero 5, hero 6, hero 7 twice and soon the Hero 8 , never ending gopro issues, oops Features.