Bandit Camera- Sound distortion due to wind

benny61
benny61 Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited January 25 in TomTom Sports
the sound on my tom tom bandit is crap all i get on my ride is wind noise how do i fix it ???

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  • the-civvie
    the-civvie Registered Users Posts: 545
    Master Traveler
    There are several threads here about wind noise. Anything over 30mph seems to be a wind blast. Hoping that TT add microphone gain to the menus soon
  • gl00
    gl00 Posts: 965
    Revered Pioneer
    There is also a wind muff that attaches under the mic you can get from tomtom in case it was not included in the box when you got your camera. Just contact customer service and they will send you one.
  • BanditFili
    BanditFili Registered Users Posts: 15
    Outstanding Explorer
    Hello Benny, hello everybody, I'm Filippo from Italy.
    I had the same problem getting a ride with my motorbyke; The best thing done, was to purchase the adaptor (cable for ext mics), and a simple external mic (mic expense: TEN EUROS!) I made a video to try that out and the result has been incredible! The external mic was at about 10 cm dinstance from the exhausts, protect by the wind. Finally!
    Hope my comment can help you.
    Bye! :$
  • MikkoK
    MikkoK Retired TomTom Employee Posts: 23,905 Retired Community Managers and Staff
    Hi BandirFili,

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your experience!

    We also recently released a software update bringing an automatic gain feature to help getting better audio quality :D

    Cheers, Mikko
  • BanditFili
    BanditFili Registered Users Posts: 15
    Outstanding Explorer
    thank you for your reply Mikkok!!
    I have that update on my camera, but unfortunately the wind noise and the vibration of the grey rotatable support kill the engine sound :(
  • MikkoK
    MikkoK Retired TomTom Employee Posts: 23,905 Retired Community Managers and Staff
    Hi Filippo,

    In case you weren't using them already we have a goatee accessory to prevent wind hitting the internal mic too hard and an antii-rotation clip to help with vibration. Should these not have come with your camera, please contact Customer Service. They can provide you with these :D

    Cheers, Mikko
  • Dellboy218
    Dellboy218 Registered Users Posts: 1
    Apprentice Traveler
    In case you cannot get TomTom accessories easily like myself, there is something else you can try. In your local hardware store or even supermarket, do they sell draught excluders? That is self adhesive strips to stick onto doors to stop wind. Here in Thailand they sell one type with a thin flexible plastic strip and one with thick, short hair. A strip over 1 metre long cost only $2. cut the plastic end off and the ''hairy strip''will pull out. You only need a few mm. You can then cut to suit and glue them to the camera body. I have used an impact glue rather than super glue in case I wish to remove it. Had I thought about this a bit more I would probably have used a plastic collar on a reuseable cable tie or similar and glued the hair onto that to leave the camera body untouched. It is very effective at reducing wind noise. Here is a before and after comparison, hardly sicentific but it may give you an idea. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/39554122/AudioComparison.mov , I am also going quite a bit quicker in the 2nd part although admittedly it is a different helmet.
  • sercolani
    sercolani Registered Users Posts: 37
    Renowned Trailblazer
    Hi Mikko. You refer to an "anti rotation clip" in your reply. Can you please explain what this is?
  • AndersNordh
    AndersNordh Registered Users Posts: 277
    Supreme Navigator
    BanditFili wrote:
    I had the same problem getting a ride with my motorbyke; The best thing done, was to purchase the adaptor (cable for ext mics), and a simple external mic (mic expense: TEN EUROS!) I made a video to try that out and the result has been incredible!

    Hi Filippo, do you have any video available on Youtube or elsewhere? What microphone did you buy?

    Have a nice day!

    Anders
  • lampard
    lampard Administrators Posts: 5,960
    Moderator
    sercolani wrote:
    Hi Mikko. You refer to an "anti rotation clip" in your reply. Can you please explain what this is?

    Hi sercolani,

    Please see the discussion thread here, you can find a comment from Chris explaining the purpose of 'Anti-Rotational clip': https://en.discussions.tomtom.com/tomtom-bandit-action-camera-477/rattle-sound-the-bandit-988624?postid=1043876

    Regards,
    lampard
  • XennoNL
    XennoNL Registered Users Posts: 25
    Outstanding Explorer
    The autogain workt perfect with an external microphone. But when i use the bandit on my bicyles with the build in mic it seems the autogain function is disabled