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velocityphoto  (D 18988)

Sep 19, 2012, 12:45 PM
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 I have a go pro 1 and go pro 2 on a double glove and the audio is horrible. I tried a piece of terry cloth and also a piece of neoprene taped over top the microphone and its still terrible! i have mostly wind noise with very little if any voice (even under the canopy) Any ideas?


DARK  (B 31685)

Sep 19, 2012, 1:02 PM
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One of our video guys just recently switched to duel go pros and faced this same problem.

His solution was a 20 dollar external lapel mic and it works a charm mounted to the go pro case on the ground and in the plane


velocityphoto  (D 18988)

Sep 19, 2012, 1:53 PM
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Got a link to the mic? and is it powered by the go pro battery or external battery?


DARK  (B 31685)

Sep 19, 2012, 3:21 PM
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In reply to:
Got a link to the mic? and is it powered by the go pro battery or external battery?[/reply

I will try and ask him when I see him but now when I think about it I think it was 70dollars, but I will try and find out


jono  (C 298258)

Sep 19, 2012, 3:45 PM
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You could try here. No experence with any of them but reasonable priced.
http://www.eyeofmineactioncameras.com/category_s/1848.htm Smile


parachutist  (D 25468)

Sep 22, 2012, 11:53 PM
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In reply to:
Got a link to the mic? and is it powered by the go pro battery or external battery?

I've been using a Sony external mic. There are many mics out there for cheap, but they break easily. The Sony one is bombproof, and that's what you need for a handcam glove. No external power is needed.

mic:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/...lier_Microphone.html

sample video with this mic mounted to glove using supertack:
https://www.youtube.com/...x=6&feature=plcp

edit to add: btw, if you use this mic, wrap a piece of mic foam around it before mounting to your glove. You can get mic foam for a large mic at Radio Shack, then cut a piece to suitable size.

Chris


(This post was edited by parachutist on Sep 22, 2012, 11:59 PM)


velocityphoto  (D 18988)

Sep 23, 2012, 6:46 AM
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Thanks so much Chris! I'll order one and try it out.


velocityphoto  (D 18988)

Oct 7, 2012, 10:10 AM
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 I tried the mic and still same problem, didn't improve it at all. We have been having to refund money due to this issue and it sucks! I'm in the process of trying to get go pro to replace my cameras, we'll see how that goes? I don't think i should have to buy new cameras over this though.


parachutist  (D 25468)

Oct 7, 2012, 10:24 AM
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In reply to:
I tried the mic and still same problem, didn't improve it at all. We have been having to refund money due to this issue and it sucks! I'm in the process of trying to get go pro to replace my cameras, we'll see how that goes? I don't think i should have to buy new cameras over this though.

Can you upload a pic of the mic attached to your glove?


velocityphoto  (D 18988)

Oct 7, 2012, 1:36 PM
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Sorry i already removed it.

I had it mounted in front of the the glove where the wind would be less likely to hit the mic itself.


ocrrhbow  (D 23963)

Oct 28, 2012, 9:22 PM
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Try this mic. It is $16 on Amazon. I use it on my handcam videos and it works great. It is directional so when it is tilted toward the student in the aircraft it cancels out some of the engine noise.
http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-ME-52W-Noise-Canceling-Microphone/dp/B000MYPPPE/ref=pd_sim_sbs_pc_4



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