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Tourist
Posts: 1

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?

I got a response from GoPro support, there is no way you can output HDMI through USB-C, not for preview nor for streaming. the only possible preview is through the mobile app. sad...

Adventurer
Posts: 8,761

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?

no port for hdmi,  to bad gopro simply did not add that feature via capture app to turn on the port via usb type C like other companies with  the micro usb one's not  new technology, something the eople wanted and gopro did not offer!

 

FISH

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?

Wait, they said this would be supported on the Karma... how will it output video?  Only if you keep the Karma in WiFi range and you watch the preview?  That's pretty low res and pretty high latency, so that wouldn't be very fun.  I hope we're missing something, and they didn't just forget that it needs to output video.

 

You can't even plug this into your TV to watch video after you're done riding for the day?

Nomad
Posts: 583

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?

Maybe the HDMI-out feature (via USB-C) will be introduced togehter with the relase of the Karma Session harness.

 

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?


@joergq85077 wrote:

Maybe the HDMI-out feature (via USB-C) will be introduced togehter with the relase of the Karma Session harness.

 


Well, I just had a disappointing conversation with the tech support rep.  He said that they won't support direct video out on Hero5 Session.  There will be a harness that attaches camera control through the Karma, but he said that when they support H5Session + Karma, you'll need to have your smartphone app connected and use that for video preview from the camera.  So, whatever the max distance is for Session --> Phone will be the max distance you can fly the Karma before your video drops out...  Plus whatever hit you take in latency and video resolution when you look at the preview window... I'm still not convinced.  I hope the product team wouldn't call that "compatible" with Karma.  Also, he said they're planning summer this year to have that compatibility in place.

 

If anyone is tinkering with H5Session, I'd love to hear what you know about range and how the preview looks in the phone app.

 

GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,852

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?

@anregen - The Passenger app will get the signal from the Controller, not the camera itself. The Passenger app allows a friend to see what the camera sees and control the camera while you fly the Karma. This is possible as long as the Karma is connected to the Controller, which can be a long ways away from the pilot. We've played around with it and the latency is minimal.

 

Jeff

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?


@jefft wrote:

@anregen - The Passenger app will get the signal from the Controller, not the camera itself. The Passenger app allows a friend to see what the camera sees and control the camera while you fly the Karma. This is possible as long as the Karma is connected to the Controller, which can be a long ways away from the pilot. We've played around with it and the latency is minimal.

 

Jeff


That's awesome to hear @jefft !  Where can I get the cable that you used to connect the Hero5 Session??  I haven't been able to find it anywhere.

GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,852

Re: Can the Hero 5 Session charge and output HDMI at the same time using USB-C?

Are you asking for a cable to connect the HERO5 Session to the Grip and Karma? If so, it's a harness, not a cable. No date for it has been announced except that it should be out this Spring/Summer. If there's a different cable you're thinking of, please let me know. Thanks, Jeff