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Hey folks, it’s Ray at DCRainmaker.com here, and today I’ve got the GoPro Media Mod. Now this is a full review of this Media Mod afterabout three and a half or so weeks of consumption so I’ve got a pretty good idea howwell jobs, where it toils immense, where it labors so-so, where I want to throw it infront of a bus.So I’ll is well positioned to dive through all the detail here. As you cansee it got a lot of supplementaries to kind of show how it labours because there’s abunch of various types of operates. But before we get to all that let me time commit itlike a two second summary of what the Media Mod is. It’s 79 horses, it’s thisframe thing that you ascertain going around the outside of the GoPro right there. Ithas a built in shotgun mic on the front as well as a little one on the back. And then it has on the back here a 3.5 millimeter audio in jack for microphones, as well as a USB-C connection for saving something blamed forever. And then amicro-HDMI port as well for outputting on to TV or whatever the occasion may be.That is in a gist the whole point of the Media Mod. So I’m going to runthrough this, in kind of basically three core chunks: One is how well does thisshotgun mic work.Two: How well does the 3.5 millimeter connector labour. Three: Howmuch do I dislike to the HDMI connection right there. And then we’ll too ofcourse talk about the general functionality the whole case, startingright now. So in order to kind of explain to you how everything there is runs we have to putit together. But firstly you take it apart so I’ve got it on the little[ GoPro] ShortyStick right there. So first we go ahead and unscrew this right there. So you cansee that’s. Time simply unscrewing it there and then we’ll pull out the top. And we’ll put down the flappers and then we’ll go ahead and take it out ofthe case. So this is your standard GoPro Hero 8 Black right there. Now you’llsee though I’ve taken off the battery entrance and that’s something you have to dowhen you do that it becomes non- waterproof.And the reason it’s notwaterproof as you can see straight into the battery compartment just like that, you can see the SD card there, it says non-waterproof as you get. So formerly youinstall the media mod on this: Entirely non-waterproof. All that becomes non-waterproof! You go swimming with it you’re gonna kill your GoPro, kill theMedia Mod, and kill whatever microphone goodness that you have there. Though the[ GoPro] Light Mod is waterproof so…there’s that. You’ll go ahead and make the battery though, you’ll stick it back in now because the door is off. And you’ll positioned this into theMedia Mod. It merely slides in like this. I encountered thecouple durations it was a bit tight. But over a while it really it loosens up.Goahead and close it up and you’ll determine down at the bottom you got the mountyou really pull out of those little openings just like that. There “theres going”, and then you take your GoPro mount of sorts whatever you have on there. And yousimply slide it in. Now before we do that here’s a funny little pro tip-off for you: GoPro humbly alter their mount intends so you look at these two settings righthere and you’ll notice something. One: My GoPro stickers flying away, but two: You’ll notice that the mounts are inverses. So with the Media Mod you’regonna mount something in like this so that direction it goes ahead and goes in. Intothis hole there. But all the older GoPro mounts that “youre supposed to” have around[ pre-Hero 8] have the nut on this place. So when you go like this you have to go in the otherway and it catches there I don’t know why they deepened it it’s odd but it’ssomething if you look back at all your GoPro stuff it’s the other way around.It’s not a huge deal but like I’ve got some of these attaches. And these mountsthey technically I can work like this but then the jailer hits the two sides when I goin it’s not very clean. So…anyways FYI on that. Go and take your ShortyStick, whatever you have right there slide it in into the hole, there “theres going”, and then you’ll take the thumb clamped and positioned it in like ordinary. Now you’ll noticethere is a bit of a groove on this one side here now you can see it just likethat and versus this area doesn’t have the groove you are eligible to technically gave it inthe wrong way I’ve done a assortment of seasons so this just reaches it easier to get itnice and tighten down there like that okay and hey a immediate document if you’re findingthis video helpful or interesting or educational or something along thoselines just simply whack that like button right now it’s all I invite it genuinely helpsthe video and the path quite a bit so press dominance on okay so once you’ve goneahead and exit powered on its gonna operation this breast shotgun microphone by defaultand you can double-check that by going into the GoPro arranges simply click onyour given video profile and then click on the little pencil icon and scroll ondown so you appreciate mics and you recognize right thereit evidences a figurehead if I tap that you have three alternatives front back and stereo sofront we use a 1 facing the front of the lens back we’ll application this section hereand then the stereo we’ll utilization both except you don’t want to use stereo onwindy daytimes because there’s no wind reduction abandonment or anything andit’s about priority so breast isn’t just Gusev we money its figurehead priority versusthe back is rear priority and stereo again is both of those know that acouple samples right here are fakes all outside that method we don’t have any kindof the audio bouncing now and you’ll start off with the GoPro here a blackwith good-for-nothing fastened so no medium ah really the native microphones on thatcamera so here’s the first audio sample in this case I’m just simply deem iton the GoPro shruti stick there is nothing around this there’s no mediumodd case it’s just simply the straight up default audio of the now right blackyou may hear some of the fledglings up there and whatnotchirping the background again very clean audio now a black and no microphone noaccessories nothing else next I’ve added the GoPro media mod bag toot and I haveit configured for the figurehead shotgun mic so there’s no additional microphones onthis just the built-in media mod lawsuit the birds are still chirping up there solisten with that you can still hear those and whether it phones better thanthe previous clip now is I’m actually gonna go ahead behind the camera so I’mjust gonna touch the camera like this and walk around behind it and you can seeright here here is my hand front in that this is using the breast grouping butI’m digest behind it so that lane you know it’s I’m gonna prioritize the frontlikes commonly but I’m actually behind this is how you might use it a lot oflogging scenarios where you turn around you demo something and you go back andforth there now in this scenario I haven’t prioritizing the back mic soright now it shouldn’t sound all that immense but as they go ahead and getbehind it right here you should see it resounds better again my hand are firmlythere but I’m now behind them the camera itself and using the back prioritizationas I go back to the front right here the audio push isn’t gonna chime as goodanymore okay so as “youve heard” there yeah blah I’ve got to go pro side by side ona really windy day out on the coast and you can listen to what it sounds like onboth of those different setups one with a medium on the shotgun mic and then onewith really the straight-up built-in audio of the GoPro her a blacknes okay so here’sthe simple audio assessment out on a windy period you can see where the flags way downthere it’s pretty wooden about 25 miles two different cameras share their asimple audio test out in a stormy daylight you can see by the flags way down there it’spretty with me about 25 miles an hour acquire the road from time to time I knowI’ve got two different cameras now there that’s probably alright that’s notwhat I’m here for I am now for the 3.5 millimeter audio jack on a Mac I’m hereto replace this stupendous Twinkie of a set up a GoPros had for years I knowDJI and insta 360 have these big little ones that would be really nice ifGoPro had these though the downside of this though is that once you plug itinto a you know awesome action or an insta 360 they’re not snowfall stages to 360 but an frightening or act you don’t really have a home to position the stuffwhereas this has the two freezing shoes on the top so you are eligible to introduced for example theGoPro light up here on the top if you wanted to there we go here we go andthen you can take a secondary microphone system like this and go ahead and plugit in the two sides so that’s where some of the chink is on the Cosmo accident youcan’t really do that though again this is half the toll and a fraction of thesize okay so now that this plugged in I promise just interpret what it is this isthe rode Wireless go system I bought this myself this isn’t like a roadsponsor a thing I time using them buy a lot of Road stuff because I like mostlyRoad nonsense what it is it allows me to have a secondary lav mic plugged intothis right here and then it wirelessly disseminates it over this and then into theGoPro now I principally use it with a lav mic it does have a microphone in it anda dead “cat-o-nine-tail” and all the fun stuff but I mainly use it in this setup righthere with actually the exact lav mic that I’m exploiting to record this video sothe method it wields right now is that once I’ve got two plugged in you’ll seethere’s a new menu option if I swipe down for the top right there and go topreferences and then go to IO input/ output you’ll identify standard mic nowin this case this is incorrect because I plugged in a powered microphone astandard mic would be to use precisely the lab right here straight-out in like thatthat’s what I had before I started shooting this so in this case I gotta godown to powered mic you seems a marry alternatives there’s a standard mic andpowered mic service standards mic is a non power mic standard my plus entails a nonpower mic with a twenty decibel DB gain power mic is apowered microphone like I have right here powered mic plus is the exact samething with the 20 DB gain as well and then line in is something that’s alreadypreempt like they say guitar or mixer etc but I’m gonna go with the poweredmic this is what I use for this setup right here and then I back out andthat’s it what is notable right now is that I going to be able go into my settingshere and I can go now oops not that and I can go down into the raw audio optionsand these are still accessible so I can still do these three low-spirited medium highoptions or off even with the microphone setup so that’s kind of a neat littletouch there but to show you what this sounds like we’re gonna go back outsideand I will show you this particular setup in comparison with the baseline so here’sthe first audio sample in this case I’m just simply viewing it on the GoProshruti stick there is nothing around this there’s no medium odd subject it’sjust simply the straight-up default audio of the now right black next Ihave the road Wireless extend system I’m use the squid microphone there withthis system so you can see it right there a live microphone and demonstratethat it is coming off album I go ahead and sounds this a few terms so you hearthat in a second so you should have heard that just fine there now let’s goahead and remove this one and do a non powered microphone so pull this offright there and then I’ve got the rode videomicro this is a fairly popularmicrophone and then pop it for a while you have the monstrous dead cat right herethat really you are familiar with adheres on the top I precisely wanna gambling puts on the top likethis and then it allows to go on top now if you do it like this setup right hereyou’ll see that it’s awfully damn big-hearted and because of that it gets in the way Imean as you’d expect you’d see the top fluffies there but you can pull off thedead cat and you can use it an on stormy scenario like this you’ll go ahead andplug it in on the side and then we’ll go back into the input/ yield preferenceshere and we got to go to a non powered setup so swap from supremacy back tostandard mic and then we go outside you can listen to that next time get therode videomicro on the top there I’ve go the dead catoff because there’s no gale right now right here and likewise blocks a deem alittle bit but simply to prove that it’s coming off that microphone I’m gonna goand tap the priorities in it there you go right in the top themicrophone there and then finally last but not least we’ll extend ability and pullthis microphone and we use time the lav microphone so simply this non power of Ihave just like that plug it in now you know see as soon as I do that the splitsecond I do that it moves from medium strange to standard bike so just like that astandard right from before and we’ll go back outside and I’ll show you what thatsounds like for this test now I’m going to ed andusing the squib microphone the roars like straight into the GoPro media modin a non superpower configuration so it’s a straight from the lav mic into thecamera again I’ll go and tap right here a few seasons so you can hear thatthere you go approving it’s a loudly mic itself okay so you can see in all thosecases there it’s pretty nice setup and I’ve been using this particular setupand primarily the road wireless lav situation with the squid mic there I’lllink all the stuff down below in case you’re not familiar with this stuff inthe last couple weeks in some actually noisy environments and that’s where itmade the most difference so last but not least let’s talk about the HDMI input somicro HDMI on this surface right here you simply plug it in the right directionjust like that and then you go and do this and plug it into your TV so as youdo that it’s gonna turn the front icon into this airplay is a little kind oficon and that pitch it incapacitates the back screen of the GoPro Hero freedom blacknes alittle incapacitates the deem but you still to swipe at that screen so within thatyou’ve basically got 3 modes you have a gallery mode where you can goback and play back any of your photos and videos whatever the subject may be thatshows up the full 4k resolution so that’s helpful you will see the fullresolution there on your screen at 4k it’s connected to a 4k TV and then youhave to live and recording modes one mode is a mode word outputs the camerasdisplay what you’re seeing right there and that includes the overlay so evenmenus and that kind of stuff is shown on the screenwhereas this second HDMI out procedure is a clean HDMI out that does not have anyoverlays nonetheless in sixteen by nine you’relimited to tiny P for its production and four by three you can do 1440 p so you’renot gonna get the full 4k resolving on that yield source you can have a recordin 4k so when I did that it does actually record the internal card at 4kbut then outputs the Kable at that 1080 p so it’s not all badnews there the downside though is in my exam so far when I “re just trying” do the outputoff this cable into my Tv over there the audio in the video aren’t in sync whenI’m doing that recording procedure for playback no problems but when I’m doingthe recording procedure the output over this the live output is off by about a secondand half between the audio in the video okay so there is a complete look at themedia mod so here’s the thing I like most of you I was probably evoked aboutthe media mod for this 3.5 millimeter jack and then I was like cool it’s got ashotgun mic maybe that’ll be helpful and I heard cool it’s not the HDMI port I whatprobably never you still use that but still the shotgun mic could have beenuseful and the cold shoe organize would be useful and at the end of the day theshotgun mic is mostly useless the HDMI ports largely you system but that 3.5 millimeter ports I actually do use and the thing is as much as it pains I’mgoing to say this for the 79 horses it works for what I needed to do for me Ineed you guys go ahead and plug in this lav mic setup right heregotta go to trade shows you got to go to you know race starts things like thatand do effectively passing grease-gun where I’m super time limited and have it just allwork but like last week I shot something where I had 10 instants I 10 hours inthe starting province from start to finish that’s all I is now before I get pickedout of the hasten to get the shots I needed I don’t wanna do focusing Ididn’t want to deal with a separate microphone stuff I exactly requires it onthis camera that’s it one shot wonders and for that it worked well I could havepulled it off with my mirrorless cameras but the ability get the shots I neededin a super increase speeded environment from a centre standpoint going in and outrunning around over the course of a 200 plus meter long elongate of gap thisworks for me okay so hopefully you pointed out that interesting if you did is now going lockthat like but at the bottom right there or a agree button too I have anentire post with slew more technological details about the medium on all sorts ofgoodness that you can see on the screen right now that’s relation down below thereas well full fairly remember written text photosvideos all that kind of goodness there as well again thanks for watching andhave a good one

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