Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltraDork
10/21/13 7:34 p.m.

My Forester is quiet, and I like it that way. However, I want to capture more of actual vehicle sounds while I am filming so I can get an idea of how awful my throttle inputs are. Having the Gopro inside didn't work, all I got were Perry the Platypus* chatter noises from the case hitting the window and some other incidental noises

Putting a microphone like this outside of the car is a possibility, but the courses are often wet. Plus, that is a fair distance to run a cable. I've heard that putting a piece of scotch tape over the mic can help reduce wind noise, too.

Options:

Harden the berkeley up, Brett

Louder exhaust

Weatherproof microphone rig

Engine pay mic? Would this even work? It is a Forester, not a BMW with a sound tube to dump engine noises in

So, I figured I'd ask the GRM Braintrust if somebody has already solved this problem for me. Can anybody offer me a solution?

*Parents with younger children will get what I mean

Karacticus
Karacticus Reader
10/21/13 7:46 p.m.

This sound is with an open back GoPro case with a fuzzy muffler on it, mounted in one of the kidney, about 4 inches from the engine intake.

I think the sound is pretty good.

Link

Pic as installed

moparman76_69
moparman76_69 Dork
10/21/13 8:42 p.m.

Ah Perry the Platypus, what are you doing in that engine bay? Wait 'til you see my latest creation to take over the tri-state area, the exhaust sound recordanator.

I vote option 1.

motomoron
motomoron SuperDork
10/21/13 8:58 p.m.

Not loud enough.

This was shot w/ a GoPro 3 black on the top/left side of the roll bar. It's about 6" above and 16" to the left of the intake snorkel.

My head is a lot closer.

a quick lap of Summit Point - Radical Clubsport/Hayabusa 1300

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltraDork
10/21/13 9:13 p.m.

Here is my video. Nothing much at all inside the cabin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g72eyYgcon8

dyintorace
dyintorace UberDork
10/21/13 9:29 p.m.
Karacticus wrote: This sound is with an open back GoPro case with a fuzzy muffler on it, mounted in one of the kidney, about 4 inches from the engine intake. I think the sound is pretty good. Link

Neat video and really neat data included. Great set up!

PHeller
PHeller UberDork
10/22/13 7:21 a.m.

http://gopro.com/camera-accessories/3-5mm-mic-adapter

Get a mic extension and put it on or near your trunk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6h5KrYKL4E&noredirect=1

N Sperlo
N Sperlo MegaDork
10/22/13 8:05 a.m.

PHeller probably has your best option. You can run a mic line out the door and onto the trunk for exhaust or under he hood for engine.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy SuperDork
5/5/14 1:45 p.m.

http://youtu.be/oC73j3m_Hf4

I think the sound is pretty good from my hero3+ silver... this was done inside the regular case, with the open back

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UberDork
5/8/14 8:40 p.m.

You've got a lot more ambient engine noise than the Forester does. If I'm inside the cabin, I get no real engine sound at all.

I'm going to get an external mic for it and route it to the back of the car. This is the current noise level:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QIect1pNQ4

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