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Can you turn OFF the screen during a TIMELAPSE?

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

 go into  prefrence and  go to brightness and down it to zero done.

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

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.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

 

Jeff

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

 go into  prefrence and  go to brightness and down it to zero done.

Hiker
Posts: 8

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

Brilliant idea!!!! Thank you.

Adventurer
Posts: 9,241

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

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