Now the Go Pro HD Hero 5 has stereo sound, will it beat the HD Hero 4 on audio?
As soon as I buy any new camera that I may use for video, I always try and check the audio quality as soon as possible. Audio means a lot in productions so I like to know if the internal audio is good enough for “run and gun” situations or if I need to add an external microphone.
In the following video, I not only tested the audio, but also how each camera did in relatively low light conditions. The camera settings were the same for both cameras:
Camera Settings Both Go Pro HD Hero Black Cameras (4 and 5)
- Resolution = 4K @ 29.970p
- Pro Tune = On
- Colour = Flat
- View = Wide
- White Balance = Auto
- ISO = Max 800
- Shutter = Auto
- EV (+/-) = 0
- Sharpness = Medium
- Post Processing = None
The audio is different on each but you can swap the Hero 5’s audio between stereo, left or right channel depending on quality obtained from each and output required.
I also thought that the image quality was slightly better on the Hero 5 Black and I am not sure as to why the Hero 4 was significantly lighter.
I double checked and both cameras were set exactly the same. As I said before, I sometimes have to set the EV (+/-) to -1 for best results.
Anyway, if the internal audio doesn’t float your boat…with an additional audio adapter, you could use the following mics with the Go Pro HD Hero 5 Black: