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Tourist
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hero2 audio sync with external mic

I just decided to use an external mic with one of my GoPros. I want to use my old Hero2. I bought a lavalier mic. The sound quality is so much better, but audio doesn't sync with video. No matter what player or editor I try, the audio is 1-2 seconds advanced over the video. I have tried saving as .mov. I have tried plugging it in before power on, after power on, 5 seconds after power on, nothing works. The audio is properly sync'd when using the built in mic. This mis sync is also not consistent, always ahead of the video, but by a different margin each time. I don't think it's the mic, I've tried it with 2 cellphones and my computer, all working properly. Any help available? Any ideas?

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GoPro
Posts: 7,578

Re: hero2 audio sync with external mic

Hello @jrm5022,. What happens when you connect the microphone a moment after recording has started? 

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: hero2 audio sync with external mic

Same thing, but actually solved it. I noticed it wouldn't display the firmware version in devices, so I reinstalled the camera firmware. Seems to be working now. Thank you.
GoPro
Posts: 7,578

Re: hero2 audio sync with external mic

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Great to know that it is working already, @jrm5022. Thank you for the update. Enjoy using your GoPro!