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Can a GoPro be set up as a trail camera?

Want to set up a Go Pro on a trail where animals are known to move, and want the video to start when there is an animal in motion in the frame. Is that possible?


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Re: Can a GoPro be set up as a trail camera?

Unfortunately it is not a feature of the camera. You can set up a Night lapse, but having the camera turn on when it detects motion is not something the GoPro camera is designed for.

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Re: Can a GoPro be set up as a trail camera?

Unfortunately it is not a feature of the camera. You can set up a Night lapse, but having the camera turn on when it detects motion is not something the GoPro camera is designed for.
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Re: Can a GoPro be set up as a trail camera?

With Firmware, Motion detection can be done.  All GoPro has to do is enable it or write t othe firmware most cameras today have it on the  firmware?

 

 

If hours on end you are going to have to have a trusted camera that uses a   set  USB  port that allows unlimited power not    on standby to charge,  charge while recording..  this would not  be the best camera for a lorg term trail recording.