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Hiker
Posts: 19

HERO 5 microphones and mounting frame

Hello

I am new to GoPro and just got a Hero 5.

I understand it has two microphones. Also that the microphones might be fully or partially covered in the mounting frame.

I saw a blog where a guy takes a dremel too to make the frame's microphone holes bigger... he mentioned that after making one hole bigger there was alot more wind noise.

So what is the best solution if there is one, (besides using an external microphone)?

GoPro
Posts: 4,071

Re: HERO 5 microphones and mounting frame

 

Hi @swiftpeak62234,

 

We do not recommend drilling. 

For HERO5 the only option to make its audio better is to use external Microphone. 

 

Regards,

-jay 

Hiker
Posts: 19

Re: HERO 5 microphones and mounting frame

thanks for the reply, I was thinking of getting a $10 aftermarket mounting frame and drilling it

I would never drill the camera :'D

or should I not bother?
GoPro
Posts: 4,071

Re: HERO 5 microphones and mounting frame

 

Hi @swiftpeak62234,

 

I personally tried it. 

But I don't notice any difference. 

 

But it's up to you. 

It would be best to check comparison online and check if you're satisfied with the result. 

 

Regards,

-Jay 

Hiker
Posts: 19

Re: HERO 5 microphones and mounting frame

Thank You