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Tourist
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GoPro interface suggestion - Audio Meter

I know you guys are working hard on fixing the issues powering the preamp for audio on external microphones, and we know as users that it's an issue thats going to take a while to fix.

 

In the mean time there is something you can do that would be very simple for GoPro, and be of enormous value to users

 

Take the dB level from the audio (which is an available value - you do so much audio processing interenally!) and ad a single pixel audiometer on the screen like this. 

 

In this mockup red would be up to -6dB, yello -6db-0dB and white to show peaking - but you have UI people for that!

 

we would not only be able to see an indicative quality of audio but would be able to see if an external mic isn't working before we film a vlog or interview or skate sequence for several minutes. 

 

It's a quick win for you GoPro!

 

Who else thinks this would be a cool feature to have on your gopro?!

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GoPro
Posts: 9,706

Re: GoPro interface suggestion - Audio Meter

 

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this @nitrofilm

 

We'll have this forwarded to the team in charge.

 

Please continue to check our website for updates.

 

Best,

Ej

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: GoPro interface suggestion - Audio Meter

Thanks for getting back so quick and passing it on. I know that this would save a huge number of people a mass of frustration - and stop them from looking at the gopro as a risk when filming something dynamic! 

Adventurer
Posts: 9,331

Re: GoPro interface suggestion - Audio Meter

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Below are three photos.  the 1st is  a Kodak ZI8, the 2nd just a photo added colors, the 3rd  if on the camera.

 

GoPro needs to stop being behind and offering us a zoom that was around for 15 years in other camera's. the Mic has been around for ten plus years. Kodak Zi 8  The Bar is great and should also be added  with Livestream as a Bitrate strength meter as well. like Wirecast for Youtube.  Green is Perfect for top strength, orange or yellow for weak, red cor   failing and  no signal.

 

I rather see a Mic may use less power and make more sense to the People on here that can notfigure out things on tehir own.

 

that said  why the Hell on earth when plugging in the ProMic you do not see any icom at all but only in Preference, and well that is the answer they can not figure crap out!

 

FISH.

 

 

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Explorer
Posts: 11,801

Re: GoPro interface suggestion - Audio Meter

I like it, as long as it's not an additional drain on the battery. Nice design too!
Adventurer
Posts: 9,331

Re: GoPro interface suggestion - Audio Meter

If gopro  allows it o be  internal and or external it can be made an option to  manually set on or off by the User the Kodak was on when in the setting to see the level when recording it nevershowed on the screen , if anyone wants to see the Kodak in   a owrking state  "Just Ask".

Tourist
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Re: GoPro interface suggestion - Audio Meter

I’ve done a good amount of signal testing on the GoPro with the external mics and have found the problem is that the camera doesn’t always detect it has a mic needing power quick enough, and so doesn’t power it. It these cases I’ve found that there is audio recorded, bu it’s all Aron d -50 or -60 dB. GoPro - I’m can share this with you in detail offline if useful
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Adventurer
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Re: GoPro interface suggestion - Audio Meter

Has GoPro read and seen the request as this is not a troubleshoot topic?  It is  for an Addition of a meter not reporting a meter. isuse?