External Microphones, Etc.

Discussion in 'Mounts, Cases, Cables, Mics, Etc' started by shootingforfun, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. lzo

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    Of course they are working.
    It took me 10 minutes to make each of them.
     
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    I am using one I bought through Wal-Mart has the same connector as Go pro, the mini usb. It works great.
     
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    Andoer 150cm/4.9ft Mini USB Omni-Directional Stereo Mic Microphone with Collar Clip for Gopro Hero 3 3+ 4
    This is the Mic I use.
     
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    Hi all,
    According to that diagram, if I only need to make the adapter it's just pin 9 and 10 correct?
    The power to USB is just to make use of the cam while charging...

    I will go ahead and purchase a couple of USB male connectors :)

    Anyhow... how's that "official" adapter going?
     
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    In order to connect the external mic you should conect it to the pins 9 and 10
    Also It is necessary to connect pins 5 and 6 together, this would make camera to switch off the internal mic.
    If you don't connect pins 5 and 6 camera would still use internal mic.
     
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    Tony....want to share how you did that? I'm doing my first solo in the Cessna 152 and want to record the headphone audio/ATC communication. I am trying to solder a mini usb but it isn't working out. Can you at least share the pin out for the power with mic?

    Please get back to me ASAP

    Thanks
    Eric
     
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    I got a reply from SJCAM when I said that I needed an adapter to record cockpit audio (1/4" out from the headphone out in the plane).

    I bought a Gopro aviation adapter which is supposed to record headphone output, microphone output, as well as provide power. I am trying to solder the red, black, green, and white wire but I can't get it to work because I must have the wrong pins that I'm soldering to.

    This is the GoPro adapter I bought...The pinout is obviously different in the GoPro. I need to know where the red, black, white, and green wires go on what pins for the SJCAM SJ7 STAR (here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GoPro-Audio...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)

    I contacted the seller but they don't have the pinout info.

    PLEASE let me know as my first solo is very important to get for posterity. It will be the first time I've ever flown alone without an instructor.

    Eric
     
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    How did you connect pins 5 and 6 with them being on opposite sides?

    Eric
     
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    I bought a Gopro aviation adapter which is supposed to record headphone output, microphone output, as well as provide power. I am trying to solder the red, black, green, and white wire but I can't get it to work because I must have the wrong pins that I'm soldering to.

    This is the GoPro adapter I bought...The pinout is obviously different in the GoPro. I need to know where the red, black, white, and green wires go on what pins for the SJCAM SJ7 STAR (here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GoPro-Audio...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)

    I contacted the seller but they don't have the pinout info.

    PLEASE let me know as my first solo is very important to get for posterity. It will be the first time I've ever flown alone without an instructor.

    If you want to edit one of these cables to make it work with the STAR SJ7, I would be willing to pay. Let me know. I'll have one mailed to you and then I will pay for shipping. My soldering sucks on the small contacts of the 9 pin mini sub (bought new ones like you did to solder wires to the GoPro adapter).

    Eric
     
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    This was posted by @Ko Di :

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    HI many thanks for the pinout!
     
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    you have to shunt them using a little wire from the outside of the connector junction.


    I ordered a couple of mini USB 10 pin male connectors, and I will start working on developing my official "adapter"
    will share more updates once done :)
     
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    Found this on the DashCamTalk forums
    (image credits to Gio M.)
    SJ6 SJ7 USB PINOUT.png
     
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    I love the diagram from Troy. Thank you!!!!

    However, I finally got the charging part working on the aviation audio cable but my soldering is terrible. Also, the mic "kind of" works with scratchiness. I have a green wire attached to pin 9 and a white wire attached to pin 10. I'm going to try working on it more. So gosh darn tiny on the 10 pins to solder. It's a pain.

    My latest thought is what if someone made a female 10 pin mini usb input that rewires from GoPro on the female end to a male end going into the SJ7 STAR with the SJ7 pinout correction on the male end?

    Anyone game to make it? This would essentially make most if not all GoPro microphones work. Bonus points if it can charge at the same time.

    Let me know.

    Eric

    P.S. How the hell do you solder onto such tiny pins?
     
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    Last post for a while..I swear (I'm just excited that we can do this it's just a matter of soldering skills and my time). I just want to give you some caution as by trying to wire the audio cable for my aviation, I somehow made the wifi on my camera not work. Then, I relashed the firmware and it started working again. Just FYI.

    Eric
     
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    Hello guys.

    I just purchased the SJ7 Star. I do have a cable jack 3.5 to mini usb adapter. I did connect the cable to the mic on one end and in the other I connected the camera. Unfortunately, I filmed for a litle bit, it but the SJ7 didn't capture any sound from the external mic at all. Only from the mic in the camera.

    Do you know if I need any special configuration? What am I doing wrong?

    Thank you all, guys for the help.

    Kind regards from Portugal.

    Cheers
     
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    Read previously written. Everything is explained in detail

    Cheers
     
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    All the explanations about solding and changing the pins were to confusing to me.

    However I find easyier to buy the oficial external mics from sjcam.

    The problem is that they are both lavaliers omnidirecional. Since I do motovlonging I need a mono mic with a boom, because the mic will be inside the helmet near my mouth. The lavalier will capture a lot of air wind noise from my mouth.

    Anyone could help me in a solution? Tjank you so much everyone
     
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    The second cable is functionally exactly what I'm looking for. The one problem is figuring how to come up with a cable that will work with the SJCam external power case. They use a waterproof connector.

    I think the process is to make a cable with the miniUSB connector, slide the other end of the cable through the power cable connector, then add the mic and USB connectors. The big question is: do most cables ending in micro and standard USB connectors have all of the needed wires? Or... if I cut off one end of a cable coming from a mini USB, what are the chances I'll find all of the wires I need?
     

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