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Tourist
Posts: 8
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GoPro Hero 5 handling noise

When recording video on my Hero 5 I am picking up a lot of handling noise from holding the camera on a hand grip/tripod/gorillapod/selfie stick. I have tried a number of different sticks but have the same problem. While the visual quality of the recording is superb, the audio is completely ruined by extremely loud handling noise. I’m not even directly touching the camera.
Does anyone else have this problem? Is there a specific hand grip that does not transmit such debilitating noise to the camera?

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Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: GoPro Hero 5 handling noise

I'm not sure what to tell you. Wear gloves?

There seems to be excessive noise from the vibrations of your hand movements while holding the mount. Using Wind Reduction instead of Stereo might help, but it sounds like you've played around with these settings already. It doesn't sound like the camera is shifting inside the frame so isolating where the sound is comping from is your first step.

Is it coming from the camera in the frame? If so, perhaps get a new frame or pack it with something to prevent shifting (I doubt it's the camera moving as it sits pretty tight in the frame).

Is it at the screw joint where the camera connects to the mount? If so, perhaps a rubber washer would help?

Is it generated from your hand holding the mount? If so, gloves or wrapping some cloth, rubber, or foam around the handle might help.

Sorry I can't be of more help, but I didn't want your request for assistance to get lost and go unanswered.

Very cute child BTW :) Other than the handling noise, the video looks great and the audio otherwise sounds rich and clear.

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GoPro
Posts: 8,393

Re: GoPro Hero 5 handling noise

Hello @fireyriver2848

 

Thank you for reaching out. Is this always the case when camera is mounted? Have you been able to change audio settings on the camera to see if it makes a difference? Does the speed at which the camera is moving affect the noise captured? A sample video would greatly help. 

 

Best regards, 
Marius

Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: GoPro Hero 5 handling noise

Hi. Thanks for your reply.

Yes, this is always the case when the camera is mounted. I have tried a variety of mount accessories but it makes no difference.

I have also experimented with the audio settings, for example, selecting "stereo".

An example video is here - https://youtu.be/dcISyQZ_YEY - you will notice in the first few seconds it is quite bad. Although I have other videos where the noise is much worse.

Hoping you can help

Thanks 

David

Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: GoPro Hero 5 handling noise

Just to add, I am using a Hand Grip Arm 3-Way Selfie Stick Tripod Mount Monopod Pole

Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: GoPro Hero 5 handling noise

Hi
Could i please get advice on this please
Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: GoPro Hero 5 handling noise

I'm not sure what to tell you. Wear gloves?

There seems to be excessive noise from the vibrations of your hand movements while holding the mount. Using Wind Reduction instead of Stereo might help, but it sounds like you've played around with these settings already. It doesn't sound like the camera is shifting inside the frame so isolating where the sound is comping from is your first step.

Is it coming from the camera in the frame? If so, perhaps get a new frame or pack it with something to prevent shifting (I doubt it's the camera moving as it sits pretty tight in the frame).

Is it at the screw joint where the camera connects to the mount? If so, perhaps a rubber washer would help?

Is it generated from your hand holding the mount? If so, gloves or wrapping some cloth, rubber, or foam around the handle might help.

Sorry I can't be of more help, but I didn't want your request for assistance to get lost and go unanswered.

Very cute child BTW :) Other than the handling noise, the video looks great and the audio otherwise sounds rich and clear.
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Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: GoPro Hero 5 handling noise

I had this same issue and it drove me nuts, I went and bought a bunch of handles, grips and etc....same issue. I then purchased a handle made for skateboarders and it helped a lot, I rarely get that movement sound any more. The one I bought is called the scorpion jr cam caddie, the major con to this is that its kind of big if you are comparing to a standard handle but man it’s a big improvement. Worth carrying if you ask me.

Adventurer
Posts: 10,347

Re: GoPro Hero 5 handling noise

look at the inside of your casewhat do you see? where the mics Lie?