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Hiker
Posts: 18

Re: External mic for HERO5 Black

Have any of  you tried the  tons of USB-c to 3.5mm adapters you can find for 1$ on ebay?

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Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: External mic for HERO5 Black

Typec is complete different protocol ..it's uses 4 lanes of PHY for any protocol ..(8 lines ) ...
So one port can be used by multiple protocol depending on implementation ....
1. The normal typec cables/converters over internet probably transfer data over USB lines which make it compatible to use different adapters like micro USB and mini USB .
2. Go pro has followed Strict typec .they may be checking with configuration channel ..vconn etc ..it indicates No USB lines ....So those cables over internet can't be used directly .
3.I guess .usb3.1 with typec on chip is not yet available in market ... there is need to implement board level electric circuit which increases size ...as seen .in adapter ....
This I felt because the go pro cable they gave has usb2 pins and not USB 3 ..it's just 480mbps speed .
4 ..typec is just started in electronics .it will be soon in future that HDMI .DP ...USB 3.1 ..even laptop charging. ..all be in one single port ...but it needs Tim and effort ...

.Hold on and the size of devices will be reduced
Hiker
Posts: 18

Re: External mic for HERO5 Black

Thanks man. Makes sense and was informative.

My season here in Denmark starts march 1st. So i need to be constant aware online of options or solutions - so i can begin riding right away!

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: External mic for HERO5 Black

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Hello,

On this topic: Any suggestion for a solution for my needs? I use the GoPro to record while fishing, often kayak or boat fishing. Obviously a studio-version with constant plugged in mic isn't an alternative. Partially because leaving the port open for rain and water could be an issue. Partially because I will usually attach the GoPro to a pole or arm which is elevated up in the air. Exposed to air, wind, water, and hard to have an external powersource plugged in too. Usually I will be reeling it in after a while to swap battery. Having too much modifications to unplug and then plug back in could be an annoyance as well.

I keep thinking the most natural solution would be to run with an external mic, then add that sound on later in production. Then on the other hand, many days I could in theory have a mic plugged in as it doesn't rain that often.. and I'd much rather have a small wireless mic attached to my clothing, than carrying a bulky box of recording hardware.

I want lightweight, water-proof if possible, and simple to attach - wireless would be great.

Really disappointed with the GoPro Hero 5 Black sound so far. In windy conditions, today, wearing a chest mount it just picks up too much noice. My voice is good, and stable level, but the sound from wind and clothing I want to get rid of.

Any thoughts?

Adventurer
Posts: 8,099

Re: External mic for HERO5 Black

take a big step back if you had a Hero 4... 

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: External mic for HERO5 Black

Was seriously considering using Hero 4 (or Sony) actually. But 4's are sold out here (and frankly I don't like buying used stuff) and the shape of the Sonys was a major turn-off (if chest-mounted while fishing, for example). That combined with the Hero 5 being cheaper than the Hero 4 was when new..

Oh well. I think I'll have to end up with a Zoom H4n or similar and record sound externally, than add it in production post-filming.

Gotta say I'm not terribly impressed by GoPro handling sound so far. The image and the shape/size of the camera tho, is great.

Adventurer
Posts: 8,099

Re: External mic for HERO5 Black

Hero 4 Black I got no problems. I am doing my best to say to myself , I can make this work the H4B.  The next firmware will decide all our fate.   a fevery few of us Lol   I am  going to spend a little more $$ and then decide my fate on GoPro.

Tourist
Posts: 1

Re: External mic for HERO5 Bla

HI THERE

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK IF THERE IS ANY GOOD EXTERNAL MIC FOR HERO5 BLACK , I ALREADY BOUGHT Gopro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter

I USED A SIMPLE MIC BUT THE AUDIO FROM MY MOTORCYCLE IS TERRIBLE