01-16-2019 02:26 PM
I would love to use an external audio source but I wanted to know if you HAVE to use GoPro's adapter. I want to know if they force their users to use their adapter or if there are other workarounds.
01-16-2019 02:40 PM
I guess I wasn't completely clear. I have a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter but it isn't the GoPro one. It doesn't work and it's frustrating. I don't want to pay $70+ for a bulky dongle. I just want to know if they're forcing users to use their hardware or if there is a solution that isn't GoPro official.
01-16-2019 02:48 PM
Hello @jackzobell. We tested for external microphones only with the Pro 3.55 Mic Adapter. We have a list of recommended external microphones here https://gopro.com/help/articles/question_answer/External-Microphone-Recommendations .
A different mic adapter may work but we cannot say for certain as we have not tested them. Thanks!
01-19-2019 08:52 AM
This is why you need the adaptor for all analogue audio input on Hero 5/6/7.
Might I suggest a older Hero4 (Black prefered) if you want analogue mic input without a big adaptor.