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Tourist
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GP Hero 5 Black - External Mic Adaptor - Nothing but white noise

I've only just got my GoPro and external mic adaptor, so I'm knew to GoPro's - but whenever I try recording the audio is just all white noise / static.

 

I've tried using the QuikCapture and powering up normally - I've tried plugging it in before I switch it on and after.

 

Nothing's working - I know the mic is working as I use it with other kit.

 

It's an unpowered iRig lapel mic.

 

Can anyone help? I'm going to be really disappointed if this doesn't work as expected as I thought GoPro's were decent pieces of kit.


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Explorer
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Re: GP Hero 5 Black - External Mic Adaptor - Nothing but white noise


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Adventurer
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Re: GP Hero 5 Black - External Mic Adaptor - Nothing but white noise

what audio input are you on  standard or Standard Plus.  did you  plug promic in first, then mic second than turn on camera mode 3rd and then hit shutter.

Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: GP Hero 5 Black - External Mic Adaptor - Nothing but white noise

You are using the GoPro mic adapter?

Also, see this article https://gopro.com/help/articles/question_answer/External-Microphone-Recommendations
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Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: GP Hero 5 Black - External Mic Adaptor - Nothing but white noise

One other thing. Don't use Quick Capture with an unpowered mic.
Tourist
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Re: GP Hero 5 Black - External Mic Adaptor - Nothing but white noise

Thanks all - I think it could be the TRRS issue in the link Daniel posted. I'm going to use a separate audio recorder for now and revisit this when I've hot time to suss it out...

I'm annoyed by the mic / quick capture issue though as I'm using the GoPro on a Gimbal and the main power button is inaccessible while it's mounted, so that would mean taking it out and putting it back in far too frequently to be practical.

Thanks again!
Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: GP Hero 5 Black - External Mic Adaptor - Nothing but white noise

Glad the link helped out.

While it means another purchase, but you might want to consider the Smart Remote. You can mount it to the Gimbal handle if you want or just use it in your free hand. With the Smart Remote you can turn the camera on and off, change settings, and stop/start recording.
Adventurer
Posts: 10,324

Re: GP Hero 5 Black - External Mic Adaptor - Nothing but white noise

glad you found your issue using a  trrs .