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Tourist
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I have Hero Session 5, and I purchases the mic adapter by GoPro. mic dont work

I have put in the Squid mic and the Sony mic and neither work.  The Sony sounds extremly distorted and the Squid does not record sound at all.  I have tried mic and in line setting.  What is wrong here.  Both mics work on my fine on my lap top and other cameras.  So it is not the mic. 

GoPro
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Re: I have Hero Session 5, and I purchases the mic adapter by GoPro. mic dont work

Hello @corndogman. There is information here on how to operate the camera to capture sound with the mic adapter depending on the type of external microphone used. See if this helps. If not, our Support team through https://gopro.com/help/ContactUs will be glad to assist your further. Best regards!

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: I have Hero Session 5, and I purchases the mic adapter by GoPro. mic dont work

This did help me with this mic that I am using.  I am using the Giant Squid I have seen many other people use this along with the GoPro Hero5 session, and it works for them.  It is just a plug into the mic adptor from GoPro and plug the adpter into the session.  What else can I do.  I cannot find anything online or within the GoPro site how to get the mic to work with the adpter. 

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: I have Hero Session 5, and I purchases the mic adapter by GoPro. mic dont work

I have been told it is the new firmware in the latest update in the session 5.  I have been told to download the 1.5 firmware.  How do I do that.

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: I have Hero Session 5, and I purchases the mic adapter by GoPro. mic dont work

I ment to say that it did not help with my mic.  I am still unable to get it to work.  It works just fine with my computer and the mic sounds great, but it does not work with the gopro.  I have been told that it is the firmware, but i am not able to change the firmware either.  This seems to be an on going problem with GoPro with external mics and using the mic adapter as I have seen many vlogs that make attempts to fix this.  They all have to go back to an older firmware.