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Adventurer
Posts: 9,720

Re: Hero 5 Black external mic audio input

I use a few. I bought a Rode video Micro. and I have a cloned sony ecm d-70P 

Ollympus 51s,  Bola lav mic mono, Sony ws999 lav mono. no issues at all.

 

Only  problem is when I use wireless capture it   crackles like hell

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: Hero 5 Black external mic audio input

I am having the exact same problem as foggydawn32770!

Gopro have sent me out a second adapter to try and solve the problem to no avail. I am using a Rode SmartLav+ Lapel Mic and get nothing but static when I try and playback my video.

Can't believe Gopro themselves doesn't know the answer, starting to think I should have gotten a 4

Sightseer
Posts: 4

Re: Hero 5 Black external mic audio input

I have sorted my problem, I scrapped the Lapel clip on mic and bought this one, 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-ECMCS3-Microphone/dp/B0058MJX4O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487920061&sr=8...

 

Got the camera settings on Standard and it works fine. Audio is clear, sounds good. 

 

Hope this helps. 

 

 

Adventurer
Posts: 9,720

Re: Hero 5 Black external mic audio input

Most likely a ground issue is there and that  may be the resolution to  the problem.

Tourist
Posts: 1

Re: Hero 5 Black external mic audio input

Replying to Loyalflame:

 

FYI if you want to use Rode SmartLav+ , you should also get the Rode SC3 adapter.

 

The SC3 is a high-quality shielded adaptor, designed to allow the smartLav to connect to 3.5mm TRS devices such as cameras and audio recorders. The gold-plated contacts are colour coded, with grey indicating the TRRS input.

 

Which means: GoPro Hero 5 to GoPro Mic Adapter to Rode SC3 to Rode SmartLav+

 

That should solve your problem.

 

Check me out how my helmet is set up with GoPro Hero 5 with the above equipments and see/hear how it performs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhlfFicVeKQ

Items for my setup: GoPro Hero 5, Rode SmartLav+, Rode SC3, GoPro mic adapter.
Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: Hero 5 Black external mic audio input

I Purchased the Same Product for the same reason.

 

I also purchased the 3.5mm mic adapter. (which i find bulky & sumthing i do not want to attach to my helmet.)

 

I already have a microphone installed in the helmet from my sena headset. (gopro needs to connect with sena headsets for audio capture.)

 

Otherwise they need to find a better solution to capture audio in helmets.

 

Id like to see this happen ASAP. 

 

I will be glad to buy the product/software that will allow this to happen.

 

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Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: Hero 5 Black external mic audio input

You've answered some of the questions I've been unable to resolve. Thanks so much.

I'm curious where you found this info? I've looked at a variety of sources and have not been able to find the same info anywhere in the owner's manual or as a link from the External Microphone Adapter. I was beginning to wonder if it was intended to be a secret.

 

For others who might be looking for a combination that works (at least for me), this is the first combination of pieces with which I've been able to get sound recorded to the Hero 5 Black while using its' external microphone adapter:

 

1 - Microphone Jack Adapter 3,5mm Female TRRS to 3,5mm Male TRS 4PIN To 3PIN iPhone Lapel Microphone To PC (purchased from a well-known online merchant site), and

 

1 - Miracle Sound Deluxe Lavalier Lapel Clip-on Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone for Apple Iphone, Ipad, Ipod Touch, Samsung Android and Windows Smartphones (purchased from the same well-known online marketing site).

 

As for the Audio setting on the Hero 5, mine was set at "Standard Mic". I'll try another setting in the near future, but for now, I'm glad to learn my GoPtro External Mic Adapter may not have been a waste of money.

 

To GoPro documentation writers: I'd suggest making the need of a TRRS-to-TRS adapter a bit more prominent in the documentation of the External Microphone Adapter instead of as a footnote that is easily overlooked. In fact, from thge purchase page, it should be listed as a necessary or at least valuable accessory.

 

I have a few other mics I want to try/test, but it seems the key part I was missing was the TRRS-to-TRS adapter plug.

Adventurer
Posts: 9,720

Re: Hero 5 Black external mic audio input

Most hte problems lies with using wrong  mics a 4 pin are smartphones, a 3 pin mic is what  we  should use. good luck