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Tourist
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Mic Adapter Inputs Question for use with Hero 6

  1. Why does the Mic Adapter have an inpute for a USB-C jack if the output cable that plugs directly into the camera also uses a USB-C jack?
  2. Can a microphone using a USB-C jack out plug directly into the camera?

          If not, why not?

GoPro
Posts: 12,244

Re: Mic Adapter Inputs Question for use with Hero 6

 

Hi @bobt4303

 

1. The mic adapter has a 3.5mm jack and a USB-C port so users can charge their camera while using an external mic.
2. Our cameras do not have the internal components to support an audio input directly from a microphone via a USB-C jack.

 

 

Thanks!

Ej

Explorer
Posts: 12,793

Re: Mic Adapter Inputs Question for use with Hero 6

Just to clarify. I don't think the camera will charge while recording (through the USB-C port on the camera or mic adapter) but you can receive power this way. In other words, the camera can be powered externally, but the battery will not charge while recording. Once the recording stops, the charging starts. I could be wrong, but I believe this is correct.