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Tourist
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Re: Hero 7 External Mic Causing Out of Sync Audio

Feel free to buy mine and my H7 with it!
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Nomad
Posts: 71

Re: Hero 7 External Mic Causing Out of Sync Audio

For applications like on a Kayak the external power supply is a must.  When the camera is mounted behind you on a painters pole stuck in a rod holder you don't want to be swapping batteries all day.

 

Anyways I found that the delay, as i read elsewhere is exactly .500 seconds.  What I did was to use a program called audacity to extract the audio and then insert .500 seconds of silence and then use that extracted and fixed auido track instead of the embedded one.

 

What that being said there is no excuse on GoPro's part for not resolving this as it was reported back in Oct 2018.

 

to fix it while watching and  listening you can use VLC media player and under tools it has a option to ajust the audio and video sync on the fly.

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Sightseer
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Re: Hero 7 External Mic Causing Out of Sync Audio

No, I'm going to have to disagree with that one. Mine was out of sync WITHOUT the use of an external battery pack.

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Sightseer
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Re: Hero 7 External Mic Causing Out of Sync Audio

I've got an extra, brand-new in the box if you want to buy it at regular retail price.
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Nomad
Posts: 71

Re: Hero 7 External Mic Causing Out of Sync Audio

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"No, I'm going to have to disagree with that one. Mine was out of sync WITHOUT the use of an external battery pack."

 

They may have fixed something in the last firmware update.  It definatley only does it on mine with the battery pack plugged into the adapter.

 

The initial reports from last october said it got worse as the video went on and could not be fixed in post, but I was able to fix mine by adding .5 seconds of silence to the begining of the audio track.

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Tourist
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Re: Hero 7 External Mic Causing Out of Sync Audio

I sent you a PM.
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Hiker
Posts: 83

Re: Hero 7 External Mic Causing Out of Sync Audio


@snorkel12068 wrote:
@ tj311 Are you by chance using a external power bank with the camera that is using the mic adapter?

@snorkel12068 NO. The external power supply is on the gopro mounted in the rear of my kayak.  I use the external mic on my chest mounted camera and I just swap out the battery every hour or so. Then I also have an external power supply mounted on my third camera, which is mounted on the front of the kayak. I have started using my hero 5 for that mount because it never has any issues with freezing up. I put a hero 7 on that external battery and it freezes the camera up. The Hero 7s are so unreliable. Constantly having to do battery pulls to unfreeze them. I got rid of one of them and now just use 2 Hero 7s, 1 hero 6 and 1 hero 5.  The 5 is the most stable of all of them. So frustrating.

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Nomad
Posts: 71

Re: Hero 7 External Mic Causing Out of Sync Audio

I ran my H7 on my behind the shoulder mount and ran it all day last saturday and it never froze up, it did stop recording because the camera kept draining the battery and it would get down to 2% and then shut off even though external power was still connected with plenty of power left.

 

Good to see another Kayak fisherman on here Do you have a youtube channel?

Mine is bassman strikes.

Here is the H7 video from last sat where I caught a small Muskie, check it out: