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Hero 7 Black Microphone Issues

I just bought a hero 7 black and realized that it need the special adapter that gopro makes to connect an external mic, so I bought the adapter but it does not work for me. I hear nothing but statics. I thought maybe it was the mic itself so i used it on my phone and I had no problem. Any ideas why it does not work on gopro? Also, I have th latedt update on it
GoPro
Posts: 6,437

Re: Hero 7 Black Microphone Issues

 

Hi @fireymesa62376

 

Please check the information shared by @huotalicus on https://community.gopro.com/t5/Mounts-Accessories/Extension-cable-for-Audio-adapter-for-hero-5-6-7/m...

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

 

Thanks!

Ej

Tourist
Posts: 16

Re: Hero 7 Black Microphone Issues

@fierymesa62373

hi buddy i know u have already been told but check out my post
https://community.gopro.com/t5/Mounts-Accessories/Extension-cable-for-Audio-adapter-for-hero-5-6-7/m... i made a youtube clip showing u how its possible and its absolutely great
also i even show u a case that u can buy that had a dedicated mic adapter compartment which is just fantastic
feel free to like and comment and subscribe
Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Hero 7 Black Microphone Issues

@aragon1006 I followed every single step and it worked. But the only problem is the built in microphone is the one that gets enabled, not the external. How do I know? Well, I ride a motorylcycle and starter talking and when I got back, it was mostly wind noises and thats, my external mic is inside my helmet.
Tourist
Posts: 16

Re: Hero 7 Black Microphone Issues

@aragon1006 so it shouldnt matter ... just remember that if it turns off for anyreaaon it wont work ... ull have to turn it off and on then reselect your mic ...also male sure your using the corrwect aix jack trs not trrs ... should only have 2 lines not 3

if u like contact me on my youtube page aswell so we can share the experience with others
Tourist
Posts: 16

Re: Hero 7 Black Microphone Issues

 @fireymesa62376 

hey buddy its huotalicus here 

so makes ure that you do not disconnect anything once you turn on your phone and select the right microphone .... also are you using the correct aux jack for your mic??

you need a trs jack with only 2 black lines on the connecting tip to your gopro... not 3 which is trrs..i know when i used trrs this happened to me also..

 

so try again ..and also maybe post a pic of your setup and ill try to figure out where you went wrong...i only fell on this discovery also.. butit does work well..ive been recording with an extension cable ever since..and never gone wrong unless i forget to select the correct mic...

 

also if any of the mics your using has power you have to make sure you select powered mic....not standard mic...

 

standard mic is only for mic that use no power whatsoever....

 

let me know your findings and if you can post on my youtube channel to share your findings..to help everyone else also 

Adventurer
Posts: 10,123

Re: Hero 7 Black Microphone Issues

Be sure to check out these articles as well
https://gopro.com/help/articles/question_answer/External-Microphone-Recommendations

https://gopro.com/help/articles/block/HERO5-Black-External-Microphone-Information

By the way, specifically what mic and cable are you using? Also, are you using Quick Capture?