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Hero 6 audio options - please explain

Can someone please explain the following audio options on the 6 for me:

Standard mic
Powered mic
Line in

I am using the GoPro 3.5mm adaptor that is hooked into my aviation headset that I am recording.

I am struggling to understand the difference between standard (”supports non-powered") , powered ("self-powered") and line in. I've tried some testing and found varying results between line in and standard but would like a clear explanation of each setting so I can make an educated decision.

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Re: Hero 6 audio options - please explain

Hello @clarky75

 

I see. I tried searching online for a description or explanation but I am not getting the desired results. I have come across these though: 

1. https://www.desktop-documentaries.com/different-types-of-microphones.html

2. https://www.videomaker.com/article/c4/15358-microphone-types

 

And here for some tips on maximizing audio using your GoPro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MnKgfhNjl0

Not directly related but one that gives ideas.

 

Thanks, 
Marius

 

 

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Re: Hero 6 audio options - please explain

Hello @clarky75

 

Here is an article for External Microphone Information: https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/HERO5-Black-External-Microphone-Information

Let us know if this helps. 

 

Thanks, 
Marius

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Re: Hero 6 audio options - please explain

@mariustanya

Hi @mariustanya . Thanks for that, I had found that article. Unfortunately it doesn't give a layman explanation of standard, powered, line in so I'm still at bit of a loss as to what an aviation headset is classed as and why. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Ben
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Re: Hero 6 audio options - please explain

Hello @clarky75

 

I see. I tried searching online for a description or explanation but I am not getting the desired results. I have come across these though: 

1. https://www.desktop-documentaries.com/different-types-of-microphones.html

2. https://www.videomaker.com/article/c4/15358-microphone-types

 

And here for some tips on maximizing audio using your GoPro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MnKgfhNjl0

Not directly related but one that gives ideas.

 

Thanks, 
Marius