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Tourist
Posts: 7

Hero 6 + Mic Adapter: How do I see or know the audio level?

I have a Saramonc SR-XM1 omnidirectional mic I am using with the official GoPro mic adapter. After reading the User's Manual I still can't figure out how to get an audio level on the display screen to ensure the audio inout is adequate.

  1. Is a display level of audio volume input even possible?
  2. If yes, how fo I get a reading?
Adventurer
Posts: 9,924

Re: Hero 6 + Mic Adapter: How do I see or know the audio level?

that be a great feature to have seeing a gain control  like a Histogram, not on gopro's will you see any audio.  maybe a white   mic icon (doubt that) if plugged in.  no audio level either on app.

 

offer that feedback to gopro. at their feedback form

 

I love to see a mic gain where we control it ourselves like the  Coughcough kodak Zi 8 zi10  wish kodak kept in business.

Tourist
Posts: 7

Re: Hero 6 + Mic Adapter: How do I see or know the audio level?

Thanks for the confirmation of what I thought might be the answer. It is like recording "blind".

My next challenge is tying off the mic adapter while pointing the Saramonic mic forward

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Hiker
Posts: 24

Re: Hero 6 + Mic Adapter: How do I see or know the audio level?

Here's an idea that might help...

 

 

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Adventurer
Posts: 9,924

Re: Hero 6 + Mic Adapter: How do I see or know the audio level?

Some may ask can I hook up ear buds and hear  the sound...   I use a hot shoe and  3m and glue to the top of the clip and face forward and backward my mic. then that heavy aluminum case that i have two of Lol.   If Iremember right  and when I did my tests the promic only will still  connect the internal mics until a external 3.5mm plug is in?

Tourist
Posts: 7

Re: Hero 6 + Mic Adapter: How do I see or know the audio level?

I thought of earbuds too, but do they plug into the USB-C port?

 

I like your mic adapter mounting setup on your camera, but it looks involved? To what did you strap/secure your adapter and how?