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Hero 5 Black - External Mic

Hi all.

 

I finally got my hands on the Gopro Pro 3.5mm MIC adapter. I ordered a FanRos Enhanced Lavalier Condenser Mic from Amazon. I'm not able to get this to work with the GPH5. At the suggestions on another forum I set the Audio Mode to Standard and turned on PROTUNE and set Audio to HIGH.

 

I saw an earlier thread on here about TRS vs TRRS. The FanRos is TRRS. Do I need an adapter? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

Michael


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Backpacker
Posts: 1,447

Re: Hero 5 Black - External Mic

Nice to hear that @mikaelrt.

Just to let you know that the HERO5 doesn't use a 

Mini-USB to 3.5mm Jack anymore like the HERO4.

The HERO5 now uses an advance USB-C port to

a 3.5mm jack, just want you to know before you run into any issues.

Also the FanRos Lavalier isn't a recommend microphone from GoPro.

They have a set list of what mics will work, and might work.

 

Hope that helps.

Chris. 

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Backpacker
Posts: 1,447

Re: Hero 5 Black - External Mic

Nice to hear that @mikaelrt.

Just to let you know that the HERO5 doesn't use a 

Mini-USB to 3.5mm Jack anymore like the HERO4.

The HERO5 now uses an advance USB-C port to

a 3.5mm jack, just want you to know before you run into any issues.

Also the FanRos Lavalier isn't a recommend microphone from GoPro.

They have a set list of what mics will work, and might work.

 

Hope that helps.

Chris. 

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Hero 5 Black - External Mic

Hey Chris... Thanks for the info. I knew the connection was different for the GPH5 thats why I bought the adapter from GoPro made specifically for the GPH5 that has the USB-C connector.

 

I found an old pc mic laying around that was TRS and I got it to work with the GPH5 but it's audio qaulity is very poor and it will not work for my application.

Hiker
Posts: 21

Re: Hero 5 Black - External Mic

You need this for it to work.

Rode SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Adaptor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L6C8PNU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_E2Ljyb50VBQKA
Backpacker
Posts: 1,447

Re: Hero 5 Black - External Mic

Oh I see what you mean now @mikaelrt.

Like @chasiu said, I would recommend 

that adapter also. Could you also upload

a test audio if you don't mind? 

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: Hero 5 Black - External Mic

Thanks I didnt know this either. Bit of a joke on top of already having to accommadate the bulky adaptor that the brick isnt trrs and need to get yet another adapter. I hope gopro intend to come out with something less cumbersome in the future.

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Hero 5 Black - External Mic

Update:

 

So I decided that the TRRS to TRS adapter was about the same as another lapel microphone so I went down to the local Bestbuy and grabed a Sony ECMCS3 Lapel Mic. This is of course a TRS mic. I took my time and routed this MIC as best as I could to mitigate as much wind noise as possible. After two outings I'm still not where I want to be. I'm by no means an audiophile but I can't stand the wind noise. I have watched a few videos of guys using a seperate audio recoreder such as a Zoom H4N Pro. The audio is awesome and syncing doesn't seem to be an issue. I'm gonna do a bit more testing but I'm leaning towards the Zoom. Thoughts?

 

-MikaelRT

 

 

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Hero 5 Black - External Mic

The wind noises are not something to be solved by the microphone. This is handled by a piece of accessory on the mic, called a deadcat, or a windshield. Look it up.
Other than that, a directional microphone, aka shotgun mic is recommended for where you care for voice, versus a stereo mic when you care for the ambiance sounds.