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Hiker
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Pro 3.5mm Mic Adaptor, record external mic and charge simultaneously?

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I do lots of long form recording, 8 or 9 hours at a time with my HERO7 Black using an external battery. I'd like to use an external mic to improve sound capture. I would have to buy the Pro 3.5mm Mic Adaptor. Can someone tell me if I can plug the battery into the mic adaptor to power the camera and still record using the mic simultaneously?

 

Thanks,

 

Albert

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Re: Pro 3.5mm Mic Adaptor, record external mic and charge simultaneously?

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Hi @schuelaw,

 

As far as I know it is not possible.

But check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfKSIDy20Bc

 

 

-Jay

 

Adventurer
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Re: Pro 3.5mm Mic Adaptor, record external mic and charge simultaneously?

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Please be advised that certain feature will not work correctly due to gopros lovely new battery, but there you go its recording, a ulanzi g8-7 door .

 

those certain features are   record only battery will charge on standby. like mentioned. but use  a external powerbank.  

 

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Tourist
Posts: 17

Re: Pro 3.5mm Mic Adaptor, record external mic and charge simultaneously?

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@jayr3438 

 

So that's what's going on with my case here:
https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/External-microphone-not-recognize-by-HERO8/td-p/525276/jump-t...

 

Can't the microphone work powered by an external source without the battery installed?

Tourist
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Re: Pro 3.5mm Mic Adaptor, record external mic and charge simultaneously?

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@fishycomics 

 

If I'm not mistaken in the photo you have the same mic as I do, right? You also have the battery removed.

Does the microphone work normally? (Is the camera the HERO8 or HERO7 by the way?)

Adventurer
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Re: Pro 3.5mm Mic Adaptor, record external mic and charge simultaneously?

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Hero 8, ulanzi g8-7, promic adapter Olymus m51S, anker 10K powerbank. battery removed and recording.  I'll look into the details of operation again, with a  dummy plug.

Tourist
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Re: Pro 3.5mm Mic Adaptor, record external mic and charge simultaneously?

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So things work fine for you with the same setup as the one I use.

 

I have a Xiaomi Mi 10000 mAh powerbank and basically that's the only difference. (I think you meant ME51S and not M51S for the Olympus mic.)

 

Maybe something's wrong with the pro mic adapter in my case...

Adventurer
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Re: Pro 3.5mm Mic Adaptor, record external mic and charge simultaneously?

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two  topics . posted in the other