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Sightseer
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Continuous recording on a Hero7 Black @ 1080p60f

Hi,

 

I'm building a rig in which I hope to continuously record at 1080p60f on a Hero7 Black for as long as possible using a 512GB Micro SD and external power source. From my calculations I should be able to record for 25hrs and have battery power for 30hrs at a time.

 

My worry is that the camera might struggle with overheating and stop recording.

 

Has anyone encountered this before? Any other problems I may encounter would be greatly appreciated to consider also.

 

Thank you in advance,

 

E

 

 

Explorer
Posts: 11,181

Re: Continuous recording on a Hero7 Black @ 1080p60f

A lot will depend on the amount of air ventilation and ambient heat.  The camera isn't rated for a 512 GB card, but if it is good quality with a fast sequential write it might be fine.  Be sure to remove the battery when externally powering the camera.Depending on what other features you are using, 1080p should be a pretty safe resolution for extended recording.

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: Continuous recording on a Hero7 Black @ 1080p60f

Hi Daniel,

 

That's great, thank you.

 

The camera will be housed in an aluminium housing on the seafloor at 100m, hence the urgency to ensure continuous filming.

 

Any other thoughts much appreciated,

 

Ellis

 

 

Explorer
Posts: 11,181

Re: Continuous recording on a Hero7 Black @ 1080p60f

For your use case, I would also ensure that GPS is turned off, voice activation OFF, Quick Capture OFF, Connections OFF, Orientation set to UP (unless the camera is mounted upside down, then DOWN), and Auto Low Light is OFF (put the camera in 1080p/60fps and then it off).

The biggest concern is the SD card. You want to do a test run to be sure the camera and card work well together for extended periods. It will be hard to simulate the same settings, but a bucket of water should suffice.

Be sure to do a FULL format (not quick) of the SD card followed by a format in the camera. Also, run a manual firmware update (even if the camera is in the lastest update).

Good luck! Be sure to come back and share your experience 😉