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How To Attach An External Microphone To The FeiyuTech G6 and GoPro

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In this video, I show you how to attach and use an external microphone with a GoPro Hero 6 Black and FeiyuTech G6. This will also work with other GoPro cameras as well such as the Hero 5 Black. One common problem when filming with a GoPro and a Gimbal is it has a tendency to pick up undesirable motor vibration noise from the Gimbal. For some, this is not a problem as they tend not to use the audio track. For others who use a GoPro and the FeiyuTech G6 for Vlogging, this can be a huge annoyance. The solution is to use an external microphone which is quite easy to attach to the FeiyuTech G6. This allows for crystal clear audio and no motor noise.

The parts needed to attach a microphone to the FeiyuTech G6 are very minimal and you may already have everything you need lying around. The unfortunate thing is having to use the GoPro Hero 5/6 microphone adapter which is quite a large bulky device, but it does the trick. Follow along in my video and see the sample photos down below.

Here is a list of all the parts needed to attach a microphone to the FeiyuTech G6 for use with a GoPro Hero 6 Black. Either the Rode VideoMic Go or VideoMicro are both good choices when it comes to small external microphones for the GoPro Hero 5/6 Black.

Cold Shoe (USA) https://amzn.to/2GwAawG
Cold Shoe (CAN) https://amzn.to/2IxfLJS

Rode VideoMic Go (USA) https://amzn.to/2k6ttIY
Rode VideoMic Go (CAN) https://amzn.to/2LeHFvV

Rode VideoMicro (USA) https://amzn.to/2wV6MRq
Rode VideoMicro (CAN) https://amzn.to/2Iu05XD

GoPro Mic Adapter (USA) https://amzn.to/2IwX11e
GoPro Mic Adapter (CAN) https://amzn.to/2LatVlP

 

 

There are many methods and hardware you could use to attach the microphone. I just found this setup to be the easiest with minimal hardware and extra bulk.

The FeiyuTech G6 with a Rode microphone attached.

 

The FeiyuTech G6 with a Rode microphone attached.

 

The FeiyuTech G6 with a Rode microphone attached.

 

I found attaching the microphone adapter to the side of the GoPro was the best option.

 

You can use a cold shoe similar to this one to attach the microphone to the FeiyuTech G6.

 

The cold shoe can be left on at all times as it has a very small form factor and does not get in the way.


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GoPro Vlogging Case | How To Connect A Microphone To The GoPro Hero 7 Black

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In this video review, we are taking a closer look at a new style of casie for the GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Black that is aimed at vloggers. This new style of case or as some would call it “housing” has a built-in cavity that can hold the GoPro microphone adapter. When connecting a microphone to the Hero 7 Black you must use GoPro’s microphone adapter which for the most part is a big brick. In the past when you set up a GoPro vlogging rig you would have this adapter hanging off the back and it would always be in the way. There are some DIY methods for managing all these cables and adaptors but they really just were not all that convenient.

A few months ago these new styles of GoPro vlogging cases with a built-in microphone adapter holder started popping up on Amazon and eBay. I ordered one in to take a look at it and I really was quite impressed and wondered why it took so long for someone to come up with this idea. The other necessary component when setting up a GoPro Vlogging rig is you need a way to attach your microphone, most commonly this is called a cold shoe. In the past, there have been many offerings of aluminum GoPro cases that had a built in cold shoe and for the most part, they have always worked well (except dangle mic adapter). The downside to these cases is they were quite heavy and added a lot of bulk to your rig. This new style of vlogging case is made of durable plastic and is significantly lighter. They also feature a raised cold shoe for connecting a microphone, this raised cold shoe helps keep the microphone out of the GoPro’s wide field of view.

You can watch our video review of this new style of GoPro Vlogging case that is compatible with the GoPro Hero 7 Black, Hero 6 Black and Hero 5 Black.

GoPro Vlog Case: https://amzn.to/2CysmeM
Rode Microphone: https://amzn.to/2CxL4TV
Fusion Grip: https://amzn.to/2TZANtE

 

 

 


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Dusk White Limited Edition Hero 7 Black Unboxing

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Here is a quick unboxing video of the new GoPro Hero 7 Black Dusk White Limited Edition that GoPro released on March 3. It is available for purchase on the GoPro website as well as select stores around the world. As of the posting of this article, it is not available on Amazon yet and I am not sure if it will be. This new Dusk White GoPro is not to be confused with the Hero 7 White which is GoPro’s budget entry level camera, this is a full-fledged Hero 7 Black just with a new limited edition look. There are no hardware changes all internal components, specs, and features are the same as the original Hero 7 Black.


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