05-30-2017 02:40 PM
Can the screen be turned OFF during timelapses? I know during video the screen will sleep after a minute. But it won't turn off all night during timelapses. I set sleep to 1 min. It seems the act of taking each photo of the timelapse keeps the screen alive. (Hero 5 Black with 2.00 firmware). Sleep set to 1 min.
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06-09-2017 02:36 PM
I just did a little test doing a photo time-lapse and a video time-lapse, and the screen turns off for me after a minute. If you're not seeing that, it could be a firmware issue. Please try a manual update to see if that works for you. Instructions are at https://gopro.com/update/hero5.
06-09-2017 02:40 PM
Jeff thanks for replying! For me, all four Go Pro 5 Blacks have the new firmware. Your results makes me think I must have changed a setting that's causing the screen not to turn off all night during a timelapse. Could it be the Sleep time setting? Can you think of any other that would force the screen to stay on during a timelapse? Thanks in advance.
06-10-2017 11:06 AM
Jeff, I didn't mention this: I'm powering the Go Pro 5 blacks externally via the usb port, That's what seems to keep the rear screen turned on. Is there a way to turn the screen off when it's powered externally via the usb.
06-13-2017 03:55 PM
I was able to get the back screen to turn off during a video time lapse, but not with a photo time lapse. I'm not sure there is a way to turn the back screen off when doing a photo time lapse and while charging the camera, but if I hear of any solution to this, I'll try to post it here.
In the meantime, you could cover the back LCD when the camera is in the frame. A dark piece of paper or using the solid door that comes with the Floaty would do that.
06-13-2017 04:49 PM
Diffrence between staff that should know all about their product, the thing is if you covered your cam you are not allowing it to breath.
glad It was something simply overlooked. you are welcomed