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Hey folks, it’s Ray at DCRainmaker.com now, and today I’ve got the GoPro Media Mod. Now this is a full its consideration of this this Media Mod afterabout three and a half or so weeks of usage so I’ve got a pretty good idea howwell employs, where it studies great, where it efforts so-so, where I want to throw it infront of a bus. So I’ll be able to dive through all the detail here.As you cansee it got a lot of supplements to kind of show how it directs because there’s abunch of different gatherings. But before we get to all that let me really grant itlike a two second ramshackle of what the Media Mod is. It’s 79 bucks, it’s thisframe thing that you see going around the outside of the GoPro right there. Ithas a built in shotgun mic on the figurehead 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 stopping something billed forever. And then amicro-HDMI port as well for outputting on to TV or whatever the suit may be.That is in a gist the whole point of the Media Mod.So I’m going to runthrough this, in kind of mostly three core globs: One is how well does thisshotgun mic wield. Two: How well does the 3.5 millimeter connector part. Three: Howmuch do I hate to the HDMI connection right there. And then we’ll also ofcourse talk about the general functionality the whole case, startingright now. So in order to be allowed to to kind of explain to you how it all succeeds we have to putit together. But first you take it apart so I’ve got it on the little[ GoPro] ShortyStick right there.So firstly we go ahead and unscrew this right there. So you cansee that’s. Only 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 artillery door 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, “youre seeing” the SD card there, it says non-waterproof as you get. So once youinstall the media mod on this: Totally 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 take the artillery though, you’ll stick it back in now because the door is off. And you’ll threw this into theMedia Mod. It really slides in like this. I attained thecouple meters it was a bit tight. But over a while it really it slackens up. Goahead and close it up and you’ll picture down at the bottom you got the mountyou really pull out of those little loopholes just like that. There we go, and then you take your GoPro mount of sorts whatever you have on there.And yousimply slip it in. Now before we do that here’s a funny little pro gratuity for you: GoPro softly vary their organize designs so you look at these two organizes 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 nature it is moving forward and goes in. Intothis hole there. But all the older GoPro mounts that you probably have around[ pre-Hero 8] have the nut on this back. So when you go like this you have to go in the otherway and it catches there I don’t know why they altered 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 organizes. And these mountsthey technically I can work like this but then the shaft stumbles the two sides when I goin it’s not very clean. So…anyways FYI on that. Go and make your ShortyStick, whatever you have right there slide it in into the hole, there we go, and then you’ll take the digit screw and positioned it in like regular. 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 surface doesn’t have the groove you are eligible to technically placed it inthe wrong way I’ve done a knot of ages so this just clears it easier to get itnice and close-fisted down there like that okay and hey a immediate record 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 expect it actually helpsthe video and the path quite a bit so press ability on okay so once you’ve goneahead and travel powered on its gonna application this breast shotgun microphone by defaultand you can double-check that by going into the GoPro provides simply click onyour given video profile and then click on the little pencil icon and scroll ondown so you verify mics and you read right thereit depicts 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 exert this portion hereand then the stereo we’ll abuse both except you don’t want to use stereo onwindy epoches because there’s no gale reduction deletion or anything andit’s about priority so figurehead 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 facsimiles all outside that direction we don’t have any kindof the audio rebounding now and you’ll start off with the GoPro now a blackwith nothing attached so no medium ah precisely the native microphones on thatcamera so here’s the first audio sample in this case I’m just simply brace 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 here right blackyou may hear some of the fowls up there and whatnotchirping the background again very clean audio now a pitch-black and no microphone noaccessories nothing else next I’ve added the GoPro media mod dispute toot and I haveit configured for the front shotgun mic so there’s no additional microphones onthis just the built-in media mod client the fledglings are still chirping up there solisten with that you can still hear those and whether it resonates better thanthe previous excerpt now is I’m actually gonna go ahead behind the camera so I’mjust gonna inhibit 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 sequence butI’m stay behind it so that style you know it’s I’m gonna prioritize the frontlikes commonly but I’m actually behind this is how you might use it a good deal oflogging situations whatever it is you turn around you show 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 enormous but as they go ahead and getbehind it right here you should see it reverberates 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 reverberate 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 beach 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 simply the straight-up built-in audio of the GoPro her a pitch-black okay so here’sthe simple audio experiment out on a breezy date 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 windy era you can see by the flags way down there it’spretty with me about 25 miles per hour earn the road from time to time I knowI’ve got two different cameras here 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 monstrous Twinkie of a set up a GoPros had for years I knowDJI and insta 360 have these small-minded 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 snow panoramas to 360 but an awful or act you don’t really have a region to apply the stuffwhereas this has the two cold shoes on the top so you can set for example theGoPro light up now on the top if you wanted to there we go now 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 divergence is on the Cosmo accident youcan’t really do that though again this is half the cost and a fraction of thesize okay so now that this plugged in I promise merely excuse what it is this isthe rode Wireless go system I bought this myself this isn’t like a roadsponsor a thing I just using them buy a lot of Road stuff because I like mostlyRoad stuff 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 primarily use it with a lav mic it does have a microphone in it anda dead cat and all the fun stuff but I principally use it in this setup righthere with actually the exact lav mic that I’m expending to record this video sothe channel it makes 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 realise standard mic nowin this case this is incorrect because I plugged in a powered microphone astandard mic would be to use merely the lab right here straight-from-the-shoulder 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 pair alternatives there’s a standard mic andpowered mic service standards mic is a non power mic standard my plus means 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 can still go into my settingshere and I can go oops not that and I can go down into the raw audio optionsand these are still available so I is likely to do these three low-toned medium highoptions or off even with the microphone setup so that’s kind of a nifty littletouch there but to show you what there seems to be we’re gonna go back outsideand I will show you this particular setup compared to the baseline so here’sthe firstly audio sample in such cases I’m just simply hampering it on the GoProshruti stick there is nothing around this there’s no medium strange lawsuit it’sjust simply the straight-up default audio of the now right black next Ihave the road Wireless fall plan I’m working 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 tap this a few ages 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 quite popularmicrophone and then pop it for a while you have the giant dead “cat-o-nine-tail” right herethat only you are well aware attaches on the top I simply wanna dally persists 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 large-scale 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 situation like this you’ll go ahead andplug it in on the side and then we’ll go back into the input/ production preferenceshere and we got to go to a non powered setup so substitution from capability back tostandard mic and then we go outside you can listen to that next time get therode videomicro on the top there I’ve taken the dead catoff because there’s no wind right now right here and likewise blocks a sentiment alittle bit but merely to prove that it’s coming off that microphone I’m gonna goand sound the priorities in it there you go right in the top themicrophone there and then finally last but not least we’ll get thought and pullthis microphone and we use just the lav microphone so really 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 starts from medium peculiar 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 chortles like straight into the GoPro media modin a non influence configuration so it’s a straight from the lav mic into thecamera again I’ll go and tap right here a few hours so you can hear thatthere you go approving it’s a resounding mic itself okay so you can see in all thosecases there it’s pretty reasonable 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 truly 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 line-up right here you simply plug it in the right directionjust like that and then you go and make this and plug it into your Tv so as youdo that it’s gonna turn the breast icon into this airplay is a little kind oficon and that station it disables the back screen of the GoPro Hero title pitch-black alittle disables the consider but you still to swipe at that screen so within thatyou’ve essentially got 3 modes you have a gallery mode where you can goback and play back any of your photos and videos whatever the speciman may be thatshows up the full 4k answer 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 procedure 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 however 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 solution on that output root you can have a recordin 4k so when I did that it does actually record the internal placard at 4kbut then outputs the Kable at that 1080 p so it’s not all badnews there the downside though is in my experiment so far when I try to do the outputoff this cable into my TV over there the audio in the video aren’t in sync whenI’m doing that recording mode for playback no problems but when I’m doingthe recording state 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 energized aboutthe media mod for this 3.5 millimeter jack and then I was like cool it’s got ashotgun mic maybe that’ll be useful and I accompanied cool it’s not the HDMI port I whatprobably never you still use that but still the shotgun mic could have beenuseful and the freezing shoe prepare would be helpful and at the end of the day theshotgun mic is mostly useless the HDMI ports primarily you system but that 3.5 millimeter ports I actually do use and the thing is as much as it achings I’mgoing to say this for the 79 bucks 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 loping grease-gun where I’m super time limited and have it only allwork but like last week I shot something where I had 10 times I 10 minutes inthe starting field from start to finish that’s all I is now before I get pickedout of the scoot to get the shots I needed I don’t wanna do focusing Ididn’t want to deal with a separate microphone nonsense I really 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 high speeded environment from a sharpen perspective going in and outrunning around during the course of a 200 plus rhythm long elongate of opening thisworks for me okay so hopefully you pointed out that interesting if you did go and lockthat like but at the bottom right there or a subscribe button also I have anentire post with slew more technological detailed information on the medium on all sorts ofgoodness that “youre seeing” on the screen right now that’s connected down below thereas well full enough examine written text photosvideos all that kind of goodness there as well again thanks for watching andhave a good one

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