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Tourist
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GoPro Hero 5 external micophone?

I am looking for a lapel microphone that is compatible with the Hero 5 Black camera.  I have purchased 3 and only 1 works.  The only one that has worked so far is the Sony clip.  However, this microphone is silver and stands out like a sore thumb.  I am looking for something small which can be easily hidden.

Adventurer
Posts: 9,263

Re: GoPro Hero 5 external micophone?

When i order my mics I just make sure they are a stereo mic and works for me.  tryp psoting a photo.   I have an Olympus 51S\ Sony ecm 720P. and a few more. rode video micro /  not sure  why its difficult to get  the one you want, why if you post a photo of it I can sy its 4 pins or 2 pins

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: GoPro Hero 5 external micophone?

The microphones I have gotten have all been relatively cheap.  All are TRRS but I have also gotten therefore, stereo.  But I have gotten a mono handheld microphone to work.  It just seems like there should be some sort of standard that you should match and if your microphone is that standard, it should work.  So far it seems like hit or miss and mostly miss.  Perhaps the ones I purchased were DOA but it seems hard to believe that 2 of the 3 would be faulty.

Adventurer
Posts: 9,263

Re: GoPro Hero 5 external micophone?

If the Promic can auto detect we all would not have these problems and it may make for an esier use of the promic.   If I am to use a Mono mic I must get mono femal to stereo mal adapter. and if I wanted to use a TRRS I must get a  TRRS to TRS adapter.

 

 

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It can be possible that you did not push the mic firmly in  and not seated, the  promic defective, or like said not the righttrs.  smartphone mics do not owrk  unless adapters are used all the pins missalign, we understand that . just  why I asked at the start for a photo.

 

hope that helps  one out some you're using what TRRS?

 

Adventurer
Posts: 9,263

Re: GoPro Hero 5 external micophone?

I do want you to go and find the right mic for your need  Isuggest the TRS mics if you already own a TRRS smartphone mic or mono TS 

 

Never hurts to ask  and maybe one day gopro will make this plug -n-play    Plug any mic in and good to go..

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: GoPro Hero 5 external micophone?

I really appreciate your help and your quick response.  I don't have my mics with me but one that is not working is a Zaffiro (bought it on Amazon).  It said it was GoPro compatible but now I see a post that says its not compatible with GoPro 5 (only GoPro 3 & 4.. The Zaffiro is a TRRS but came with a TRRS to TRS adapter.  I tried it with the adapter and without it.  Didn't work either way.  I had heard many people comment in various places that various mics did not appear to work because they weren't pushed in all the way.  So I double checked that with each test.  It's interesting because the extension cable that the Zaffiro came with works with my Sony but not with the Zaffiro.  The extension cable is a TRRS.

 

The other one that doesn't work is a Yelloway.  I believe it is a TRRS.  I bought this one on Amazon as well.

 

After all these tests I decided there is no sure fire way to know if a mic will work before purchasing it.  That's when I got on this forum to find out if I was missing something.

Adventurer
Posts: 9,263

Re: GoPro Hero 5 external micophone?

totally understand we do not carry our products with us.  

 

Do not use quik capture turn  camera on   then hit record.    try plugging in the promic after the camera is ON and the nthe mic and then hit record.  iAlso make Sure the T R S  is in the promic then the  T R R S to the adapter.  if it gets no sound   then plug in the mic first.

 

if it fails  give me the mic and i bet I can get it to work in  a heart beatt (JK)   could be not you and I agree with  what's happeningg  keep the site posted

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: GoPro Hero 5 external micophone?

Thanks so much.  I'll give that a shot and get back to you with the results.  It may be a few days though, I'm off traveling for the next couple of days.

 

BTW...  you keep refering to the promic.  What is that?  Is that the adapter I bought from GoPro that goes from the 3.5mm to the USB-C.