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Link Cockpit Audio to a GoPro camera ?

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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!! 

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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

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