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Hiker
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Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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Hi Guys

is Gorpro making a newer adapter? hopefully?

I see it out of stock in most places including GoPro website, Based on reviews it's a horrible product and huge.

Most complains are that it's huge/expensive and super unreliable.

if we already are paying this much for the camera I'm sure most people don't want to pay an addition of $50 for an adapter.

I hope GoPro does something soon, I see most vloggers that are looking for a camera option that's not DSLR or mirrorless are going to Osmo Pocket instead, and GoPro is literally handing them the business without even trying to listen to people that actually love their products and can use it for more than just an action cam.

If only companies would listen to their client base complains and future wishes, they would have done way better.

 

 

 

 

Hiker
Posts: 10

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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GoPro, please answer or come up with something new, please.

if you read your own message board you see that there are all kind of issues with this adapter.

ignoring your customer's requests and wishes is not a good practice and you will slowly lose customers. for little stupid stuff that can very well be fixed.

 

 

Nomad
Posts: 648

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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There is no fix as there is no analogue input on the Hero 5/6/7. You need the adaptor.

 

The only other option is a wireless bluetooth mic option which has been a possible solution, but so far not released.

 

Hiker
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Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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I wonder how much longer we have to wait for a proper solution.

That adapter is already 3 generation old and people hate it.

every single reviewer and users say it's to big and doesn't work right, you have to mess around with it for it to even work right.

for the same price they need to make a Bluetooth version available or let us choose whatever Bluetooth microphone we want to use 

 

Hiker
Posts: 10

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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What I dont get is why the current adapter is out of stock everywhere.

 

Tourist
Posts: 14

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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The Hero 7 has a significant audio delay with the current adapter (no issue on the 5 or 6).

There is a long discussion here. Gopro went completly silent on when/if this will be fixed.

 

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/Hero-7-External-Mic-Causing-Out-of-Sync-Audio/td-p/245538

 

 

Nomad
Posts: 648

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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I do not have a significant sync problem with the adapter.

 

I was running LINEAR 1080/25 mode. Perfect sync.

 

Also the adaptor has worked flawlessly out of the box on two different Hero7 Blacks.

 

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Tourist
Posts: 14

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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The sync issue "only" happens when using external power. 

Sightseer
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Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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We all know GoPro has someone monitoring these comments.  We would, "assume" they are working on a solution, but the silence is deadly.  I have a 5 &  7, but I'm starting to think this was a bad decision.  As users, we need an audio solution and just providing an acknowledgement or update would go far in goodwill.  

 

Don't make me start saying, "GoPro sucks." 

 

Please?

 

Don

 

Adventurer
Posts: 14,090

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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 Just chiming in from a rep is all it takes but not  to hear them say nothing yet, say a little more then just soeme reasurance if asked.  it will hurt them t to say any word

Nomad
Posts: 71

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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I would rather they make the camera slightly bigger on the Hero 8 and just include a real 3.5 jack right with the camera.

If Sony can do it so can GoPro.

I need a action cam for fishing that can be powered all day by a battery pack and have a external mic with a deadcat all at the same time.

 

 

Nomad
Posts: 71

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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What we need is for Casey Neistat to vlog about it :-)

Adventurer
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Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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GoPro is about  taking our Money.

 

GoPro can come out with the Hero 8  Black vloggers camera  separate from the Hero 8,  and charge us more money then a Hero 7 amd mic adapter.  Maybe they should also make their own 50 cent microphone as well.

 

LIke said GoPro  makes money off of us this way  to place back in the camera they must raise the price again that will not make others happy if they keep to one camera but it offers  as a option to use it or not.  can not have both worlds on this device if asked. and that is where some  small camwra company will chime in and make a killing

 

GoPro and  a Vlogger on the mic product out of stock, good luck. I hear ya but that is all that will happen.

GoPro
Posts: 20,466

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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For anyone looking for the mic adapter, it is now available at https://shop.gopro.com/accessories-3/pro-3.5mm-mic-adapter/AAMIC-001.html

Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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@niceshore20718 wrote:

GoPro, please answer or come up with something new, please.

if you read your own message board you see that there are all kind of issues with this adapter.

ignoring your customer's requests and wishes is not a good practice and you will slowly lose customers. for little stupid stuff that can very well be fixed.

 

 


They still aren't replying. Total imbeciles if you ask me... This has happened before. Management needs to be strung up by their privates... 

 

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/Hero5-Black-Mic-Adapter-Out-Of-Stock/td-p/63350

 

 

Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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@sveng368 wrote:

The Hero 7 has a significant audio delay with the current adapter (no issue on the 5 or 6).

There is a long discussion here. Gopro went completly silent on when/if this will be fixed.

 

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/Hero-7-External-Mic-Causing-Out-of-Sync-Audio/td-p/245538

 

 


Gone silent? Now that's a well thought out strategy. It never works.. Who the hell is in charge over there?

Nomad
Posts: 71

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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The whole external mic thing is ludicrous, there is no reason they could not make a action cam with a 3.5mm jack built right in. They could even make the port waterproof , if they can do it on a samsung Galaxy s9 why the heck can't GOPRO? my S9 Galaxy phone can survive a dunk down to 5 feet or something like that for 30 minutes it's called a IPX rating... "The Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+ is rated IP68, using the Ingress Protection rating system. The dust rating is 6 (highest level of protection), and the water resistance rating is 8 (water-resistant up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes)."
Sightseer
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Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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I just bought a gopro and there is no  mic adapter anywhere  except on ebay and they are taking advantage selling it for 250 dollars  .. 

this is making want to sell my gopro and buy the OSMO Action camera ..   WE NEED MIC ADAPTERS ASAP !!!

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Nomad
Posts: 119

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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@snorkel12068 SAME HERE! Both of my hero 7 cameras overheat and shut down when powered by external battery.
Nomad
Posts: 71

Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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I take the internal battery out and they have not shut down yet even after 6 hours, I have been disabling hypersmooth and doing any stabilization if needed in post so that might make it run a bit cooler as well.
Nomad
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Re: Is New Microphone adapter coming for Gorpro 5 to 7 and newer?

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I was able to get a mic adapter from adorama camera by doing the back order option, take like a week and they shipped it out.