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Hiker
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GoPro Hero5 Session: deactivate front microphone

Is it possible to deactivate the front microphone of the Hero5 Session?

 

Usually I film my mountain bike rides with the Hero5 Black mounted on the chest. As the wind noise is quite awful I meanwhile use an external microphone. But first sometimes there is an issue with the sound - sometimes the start is missing or a whole clip is muted. (I had sound issues also without external microphones.) Second I want to try out gimbals but the Hero5 picks up the motor sound of these.

 

So I use the Session5 as a backup at the helmet. But the sound while mountain biking is incredibly bad. Not usable at all. It's not possible to fit som fur on the front mic as it's always in the pictures. Currently I'm experimenting with fur on the rear microphone. I have masked the front microphone with a tape. It seems to be a lot better now but stil not as it could. And I'm not sure if the front microphone interferes or the fur on the rear mic is not good enough.

 

Is it possible to deactivate the front microphone completely? Could it be that the hole behind the front microphone also has some connection to the microphone?  Should I cover that too? Or should that stay open for cooling?

 

 

 

 


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Hiker
Posts: 13

Re: GoPro Hero5 Session: deactivate front microphone

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Last weekend I talked to support. It's not possible. 

 

I asked them to consider this option in a future firmware version. 

 

PS: I think you did not read my post completely. ;)

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Backpacker
Posts: 362

Re: GoPro Hero5 Session: deactivate front microphone

Never tried it, but I believe if you set mic to external it will not use the internal ones!  (There's one on the rear too!)

 

If not, just add music in post editing!

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Hiker
Posts: 13

Re: GoPro Hero5 Session: deactivate front microphone

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Last weekend I talked to support. It's not possible. 

 

I asked them to consider this option in a future firmware version. 

 

PS: I think you did not read my post completely. ;)

GoPro
Posts: 3,924

Re: GoPro Hero5 Session: deactivate front microphone

Hi @noox You can submit that feedback here! https://gopro.com/feedback. Hope that helps!

 

Cheers,

Ryan

Hiker
Posts: 13

Re: GoPro Hero5 Session: deactivate front microphone

Thanks Ryan, just submitted feedback!