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Adventurer
Posts: 10,203

Re: Couple of questions for GoPro 8 users

1. Is it warm, hot or burning after ~ 20 minutes of recording ?

YES IT IS:   Warm Cool to the touch. I am so used to Hand warmers I don;t feel them anymore.

 

 

2. I assume you see battery and sd card indicators while recording 

PROPABLY NOT - HARD TO SEE AT YT VIDEOS.  Always do on the New Fw 1.20  what We all asked for (oh the Hero 8  you were not referring to)

 

3. Does battery drain as 7 when is OFF ?

Off means it os off unles you leave things on.

 

 

4. Any problem with update via cellphone ?

What is a cellphone, I got a smartphone

 

 

bonus:

 

No Bones for you, sorry.  If you  got an issue you may  mail the camera over with  a Prepaid return label I be more then happy to send you my bill  for my free services.

 

Fish

Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: Couple of questions for GoPro 8 users

Just wanted to chime in, as I spent some quality time yesterday/today with my Hero 8 troubleshootin my issues. The thing I noticed is that when recording 4K 60 fps wide with hypersmooth in a normal living temperature my GoPro gets really hot, to the point where you can't even touch it. I'd say it shut down after 20 something minutes of the recording, then consequently after a few minutes. 

 

And no - using "quality memory cards" ain't chainging any of the heating problems. Those barely matter compared to how much work the cpu and board do. Tried 4 different cards, 3 of them GoPro Approved. Nada.

 

Interestingly - the new mounting fingers get also very hot, I wouldn't be surprised if this was made by design to spread the heat. 

Nomad
Posts: 291

Re: Couple of questions for GoPro 8 users

@irishmanpdx 

 

It depends on how close you are to the camera or how good your eyesite is.  I always check battery and SD card status before recording so not a huge deal.

 

Mate, you made my day. Lets compare this situation to car dashboard. Lets imagine that you car has all indicators visible before you run....... after  OFF. You will check speed and fuel level before long journey ? :)

 

 

Any problem with update via cellphone ?

 

It is random as hell.....

 

@fishycomics 

 

4. Any problem with update via cellphone ?

What is a cellphone, I got a smartphone

 

Bravo you, smart as hell ;)

 

Adventurer
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Re: Couple of questions for GoPro 8 users