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Hiker
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Do I need to purchase a 4K HEVC capable micro HDMI cable to view videos on compatible TV?

I am wondering do I need to purchase a 4K HEVC compatible micro HDMI cable to be capable of viewing video content filmed on GoPro Hero 6 Black on 4K HDR TV's? I understand there're full size HDMI cables of different versions & only high speed ones suitable for 4K, HEVC or HDR capable, another unrelated question is, where is the pause for video recording on GoPro Hero 6 Black?


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Adventurer
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Re: Do I need to purchase a 4K HEVC capable micro HDMI cable to view videos on compatible TV?

I use a HDMI cable  that sells for around $7.00 today vs teh $100.00 ones years ago.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fosmon-6-10-15-FT-for-GoPro-Hero-6-Black-5-Session-Micro-HDMI-Cable-Adapter...

 

 you will control the camera  side button and shutter botton  as a remote control the screen will  desable and can not be used during hdmi plugin.

 

you can live view and record, and can change  some  prefrence in the camera to  choose the type of monitoring.

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Hiker
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Re: Do I need to purchase a 4K HEVC capable micro HDMI cable to view videos on compatible TV?

HEVC doesn't have anything to do with the HDMI.  The Hero 6 outputs 1080 over the HDMI rather than 4k (it's not meant to be used as a player, just to check the recordings fine - and using an action camera with a 4k external recorder negates the compact form factor of the camera)

 

 

Adventurer
Posts: 9,773

Re: Do I need to purchase a 4K HEVC capable micro HDMI cable to view videos on compatible TV?

I use a HDMI cable  that sells for around $7.00 today vs teh $100.00 ones years ago.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fosmon-6-10-15-FT-for-GoPro-Hero-6-Black-5-Session-Micro-HDMI-Cable-Adapter...

 

 you will control the camera  side button and shutter botton  as a remote control the screen will  desable and can not be used during hdmi plugin.

 

you can live view and record, and can change  some  prefrence in the camera to  choose the type of monitoring.

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Hiker
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Re: Do I need to purchase a 4K HEVC capable micro HDMI cable to view videos on compatible TV?

Thx guys for the information, I believe it's true video signals quality is degraded either by the output port or throught the HDMI cable. The GoPro proccessing chip on board probably couldn't export in full 4K, I too found a third party micro HDMI cable for less than $10 but I suspect it wouldn't be High speed HDMI cable with ETHERNET version 1.4 rather than cheap generic HDMI cables.

Hiker
Posts: 11

Re: Do I need to purchase a 4K HEVC capable micro HDMI cable to view videos on compatible TV?

Thx for your info, I did actually purchased a cheap micro HDMI cable when connected to my 4K TV output 1080p full HD play back of my 4K HEVC video files & photos. The resolution & picture quality was great, I'm very satisfied.