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GoPro Hero5 Session and shooting

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I just picked up a Hero5 session last week and got to take it out to a match.  The picture looks great, but every time I fire a shot the audio clips horribly.  It almost sounds like a musical note when the gun goes off.  I have heard that the hero4 session doesn't have this problem, but I like the higher resolution and stabilization of the hero5.  Has anybody found a workaround to fix this issue on the 5?

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On 7/23/2017 at 2:20 PM, mwenger said:

I just picked up a Hero5 session last week and got to take it out to a match.  The picture looks great, but every time I fire a shot the audio clips horribly.  It almost sounds like a musical note when the gun goes off.  I have heard that the hero4 session doesn't have this problem, but I like the higher resolution and stabilization of the hero5.  Has anybody found a workaround to fix this issue on the 5?

I'd like to know as well. Reviewing my footage from Blue Ridge and I have the same audio issue. Strangely enough, it didn't do it when shooting inside the "Bathhouse" where you would expect the mic to be overpowered.

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Are you using any cases for the GoPro? I've noticed audio gets much worse with an airtight case (waterproof) than I did with an open case that was meant to be used for live music. 

 

Generally, the weird audio issues occur because the GoPro doesn't know how/where to limit the dB intake so I'm wondering if there's any advanced settings for audio where you can set this. 

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I put tape over all the mike holes thinking that might help. Shot a match with the fix and still funny sounding reports.

Jay

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