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Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: Can you turn OFF the screen during a TIMELAPSE?

Don't gopro have a more permanent fix for this?  Surely this shouldn't be normal behaviour??

Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: Can you turn OFF the screen during a TIMELAPSE?

They don't seem to! If you are powering externally via USB, the Hero 5 screen will not turn off during a timelapse. 

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: Can you turn OFF the screen during a TIMELAPSE?

That seems like a really stupid way of doing things.

 

The reason why I'm powering whilst doing a timelapse is to extend battery life, yet the screen remains on, wasting more battery...

 

What possible reason could there be behind this - it seems ridiculous!

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: Can you turn OFF the screen during a TIMELAPSE?

I am seeting the same thing.  Screen stays on while powered through the USB port.

Maybe we can get a firmware update to have the camera respect the screen timeout when connneted to the USB port?

Or maybe an option to control it separately?

 

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: Can you turn OFF the screen during a TIMELAPSE?

Allowing it to breathe?? Mine is and has always been in dive housing, no breath necessary
Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: Can you turn OFF the screen during a TIMELAPSE?

Allowing it to breathe?? Mine is and has always been in dive housing, no breath necessary
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Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: Can you turn OFF the screen during a TIMELAPSE?

I'm sorry I don't understand what that. The screen remains on during all night timelapses and you can't turn it off, wasting energy and creating heat. We've learned that you can dim it to some degree.