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Does Mic Adapter Work with Gimbal?

I have a Hero 5 Black and the GoPro Gimbal. I don't have a mic adapter yet. Could I plug the USB-C of the mic adapter into the Gimbal and have it work with my Hero 5?


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GoPro
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Re: Does Mic Adapter Work with Gimbal?

Hi @erlichbachman

 

This setup will not work as both the HDMI and the USB port are utilized when the camera is attached to the Karma grip.

 

 

Thanks!

Ej

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Re: Does Mic Adapter Work with Gimbal?

Hi @erlichbachman,

No, that won't work.

 

 

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Tourist
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Re: Does Mic Adapter Work with Gimbal?

How do you know? Did you try or is it written someplace?
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Re: Does Mic Adapter Work with Gimbal?

Hi @erlichbachman

 

This setup will not work as both the HDMI and the USB port are utilized when the camera is attached to the Karma grip.

 

 

Thanks!

Ej

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Tourist
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Re: Does Mic Adapter Work with Gimbal?

The gimbal has a USB port that's wired to the camera USB port for charging. I'm wondering if the data lines are also connected. If so this might work. Have you tested it or read documentation that said this won't work or are you assuming it won't because the camera USB port is connected to the gimbal?
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Re: Does Mic Adapter Work with Gimbal?

It wont work. You need to be able to accept the answers given here.
There isn't going to be documentation stating what the device CAN'T do, but for sure there is NO documentation stating that YOU CAN.

This is an old topic that was thoroughly discussed over two years ago. You are far from being the first person to think of this and ask this question. The two responses that you have gotten have been from GoPro employees. Trust me, they know what they are saying.
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Tourist
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Re: Does Mic Adapter Work with Gimbal?

Many times questions are asked & answers include numerous Yes and No with no explanation. Obviously people are answering questions thinking they know the answer when in reality they don't. If these employees are so informed then they should be able to explain their answers. The explanations were not sufficient.

Only a fool "accepts answers given" especially in a time when misinformation is a huge problem.
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Explorer
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Re: Does Mic Adapter Work with Gimbal?

"Obviously people are answering questions thinking they know the answer when in reality they don't."

The Karma Grip is not designed to be used with an external mic.

This is a fact.

The only thing obvious here, is your obstinate denial of the truth.

If you can come up with a workaround that allows for using the mic adapter with the Karma Grip, plenty of people would be very interested to hear about it. Good luck to you in your endeavors.

However, as of right now, it is not possible to utilize an external mic to record audio to a GoPro camera while it is connected to the Karma Grip.

This is not up for debate. This is a fact.