Background noise

Leigh

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Hi all

So I recently brought a GoPro 7 black, GoPro mic adapter and Rode mic. I also brought some helmet mics from Amazon.

When I connect the Rode mic and record in a silent room I get a bit of background noise, like a fuzz kind of sound.

I’ve tried to turn the WiFi off but it still happens, I’ve also tried all the mic settings in the GoPro but it’s still there. I used the Rode cable to the mic adapter that came with the mic.

Am I missing something simple? My settings are currently standard mic input, RAW audio low and I’ve set the wind to auto (although also tried with wind on).

Any suggestions / comments would be most welcome.

Cheers
 

SighBored

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How big was the room? Actually a room is not a good place to test, because sound bounces easily off the walls and you can get the "cave" type of background sound. Perhaps try having a denser microphone sock or dead-cat to diminish the background noise.
 
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HippoDrone

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Inside a house you will get all sorts of electrical interference, the wind noise setting on the GoPro only affects the internal camera microphones.
 
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Leigh

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Inside a house you will get all sorts of electrical interference, the wind noise setting on the GoPro only affects the internal camera microphones.
Thanks guys,

I’ll try some more tests outside, geez there’s a lot to learn !

Cheers
 
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Leigh

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is mad, I feel I have kind of settled with my current audio, but know I could improve it so much
Hi guys,

Apologies I have another question, I’ve just done a ride with the helmet mic (the one Hippo recommended from amazon).

When playingback it only comes out one one ear (I’m using headphones) is this correct or do I need to change a setting?


Cheers
 

HippoDrone

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That doesn't sound right, it is a stereo mic so should come out both speakers. Are you 100% it was fully connected to the mic adapter on your GoPro?
 
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Leigh

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That doesn't sound right, it is a stereo mic so should come out both speakers. Are you 100% it was fully connected to the mic adapter on your GoPro?
Yeah I think so, I did note you said they are easily breakable so got 2, I’ll test the other one in the morning, just wanted to make sure it wasn’t a setting I was missing.

Cheers
 
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Leigh

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Yeah I think so, I did note you said they are easily breakable so got 2, I’ll test the other one in the morning, just wanted to make sure it wasn’t a setting I was missing.

Cheers
I’ve tested the other mic, it works perfectly, thanks for all the help in setting me up.... I guess my next posts will be in the editing forum

Cheers
 
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