I think maybe a microphone shortage, and then someone at viofo got some other microphones,,,,,,, thats just not the right ones for the job.
I am romanian so I understand romanian language. The sound is very good quality but the level is not what ursamajor expect. For me that sound level is OK.I assume there could also be the option for the microphones to have been installed wrong, like pressed into a dual sided tape to fix it in place, in which case the tape cover the microphone.
There is NO LEVEL at all, pal. Watch that RAW file, the extracted audio, then we can talk.I am romanian so I understand romanian language. The sound is very good quality but the level is not what ursamajor expect. For me that sound level is OK.
I make the same when I want to Mute Mic.If I want to turn on audio at some moment I just press the Mic button, but I never needed this.
A correct proof was if you posted 2 videos recorded at the same time, one by your LS camera and one by your Viofo camera. So make a side by side record, one with your LS and one with Viofo, both mounted in the car and show us both videos. Not necessary to upload on youtube, you can use mega, just to see the same image and hear the same sound.I posted proofs, you posted... opinions.
The currently available CPL is universal up until the A139 which has a new type, although there are a few early Viofo cameras that don't take it.Is the Viofo CPL filter universal? For example, CPL for 119s fits to 119v3?
It would be interesting to know what was wrong, clearly the microphone worked to some extent, so it was connected. Maybe Kamkar is right about a different type being substituted, but Viofo are normally pretty good at testing things. A quick test of the microphone is not that easy once it is in the camera, and a test that takes more than a few seconds gets expensive, so maybe they don't bother with that since it almost always works well. However careful you are a few problems always get through.I attached that RAW fragment when my wife talk normally. Nothing hears. And I almost screamed directly in the Mic, in the other video.
Sometimes, I use sound, so I expect fully functionality.