Welcome Guest. Sign in or Signup

6 Answers

Link Cockpit Audio to a GoPro camera ?

Asked by: 11284 views General Aviation

Hello Everyone !

I am getting a new Gopro HERO 2 and i want to record all of the cockpit audio as well ...

 Does Anyone know how to do this ?

Thanks A Lot!! 

Fly Safe !

Ace Any FAA Written Test!
Actual FAA Questions / Free Lifetime Updates
The best explanations in the business
Fast, efficient study.
Pass Your Checkride With Confidence!
FAA Practical Test prep that reflects actual checkrides.
Any checkride: Airplane, Helicopter, Glider, etc.
Written and maintained by actual pilot examiners and master CFIs.
The World's Most Trusted eLogbook
Be Organized, Current, Professional, and Safe.
Highly customizable - for student pilots through pros.
Free Transition Service for users of other eLogs.
Our sincere thanks to pilots such as yourself who support AskACFI while helping themselves by using the awesome PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad, and Android aviation apps of our sponsors.

6 Answers

  1. Carl Tyler on Jun 17, 2012

    You need to buy a headset -> 3.5mm inline adapter cable. You then plug it into the Mic in jack on the camera and the other end into the headphone socket.  To do this though, you either need to use the camera without the case, or buy a new “Skeleton” case that allows you to still plug the mic cable in.

    0 Votes Thumb up 0 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

  2. Arturo Guerra on Jun 17, 2012

    Spruce sells a cable.  I purchased the cable and fixed the gopro to the roof of the cockpit.  Works great.
    Make sure you configure the gopro for inverted video.

    0 Votes Thumb up 0 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

  3. Chris on Jun 18, 2012

    If you realy want control over your audio you’ll need this : http://www.abeam.be/attenuator.html
    I bought one and have been getting great results.

    0 Votes Thumb up 0 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

  4. Dave M on Jun 20, 2012

    The easiest (cheapest?) way might be to plug a small mic into the microphone phone jack and tuck the mic into your headset cup.

    0 Votes Thumb up 0 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

  5. ThePilotReport on Jun 23, 2012

    Both Carl and Arturo are correct about finding various cables on Aircraft Spruce. I had bad luck with the Audio Patch Cable, sound was very, very weak and nearly unuseable in editing. Then I bought a second cable from BarnstormAudio.com and I LOVE IT! The sound from this new cable was very loud and crisp and that’s why I recommened the Barnstormer cable.
    Of course, the next problem was finding a way to eliminate the annoying propeller artifacting and streaking when filming with the GoPro Hero cameras. You know, those black streaking lines across the screen? That’s what I mean by propeller artifacting. So I did some research and created a special GoPro case that pretty much gets rid of almost all the propeller streaking. Check it out if you’re interested at ThePilotReport.com/StopPropChop. It makes a great addition to the audio cable for making high quality, professional looking GoPro flying videos.

    0 Votes Thumb up 0 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

  6. craig williams on Aug 09, 2012

    you could do what i do, and use a small microphone which is plugged in to a digital voice recorder and tuck it into the ear cup.
    and when you get back home then you ‘sync’ the audio and video together with windows movie maker or something

    0 Votes Thumb up 0 Votes Thumb down 0 Votes

The following terms have been auto-detected the question above and any answers or discussion provided. Click on a term to see its definition from the Dauntless Aviation JargonBuster Glossary.

Answer Question

Our sincere thanks to all who contribute constructively to this forum in answering flight training questions. If you are a flight instructor or represent a flight school / FBO offering flight instruction, you are welcome to include links to your site and related contact information as it pertains to offering local flight instruction in a specific geographic area. Additionally, direct links to FAA and related official government sources of information are welcome. However we thank you for your understanding that links to other sites or text that may be construed as explicit or implicit advertising of other business, sites, or goods/services are not permitted even if such links nominally are relevant to the question asked.