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Extended Time Lapse problem

yesterday I put my gopro in the time lapse and everything was ok until now, when I was watching the sunset images I noticed that the photos stopped for a few minutes and then came back later

 

photos in sequence

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Re: Extended Time Lapse problem

If you look at the photos in Explorer (Finder on Mac) you should be able to see the creation date on the last photo before the gap and first photo after.

What was the temperature around the camera? Was it hot? Was there any air flow? I ask because it sounds like the camera may have become too hot and had to stop shooting, but then resumed after it comes down.

It also could be an error on your SD card. Although I it's a recommended card (if it has v30 printed on the card it's better), SD cards can have errors as well.

Do a full (not quick) format of your card in your computer.
Go to preferences>Reset and factory reset the camera
Download the manual update to your computer
Extract the UPDATE folder
Place the UPDATE folder (not UPDATE.zip) onto the blank SD card.
Insert the card into the camera and power the camera on
Once the update has completed, go to Preferences>Reset and format the card in the camera
Do the factory reset again

In a cool environment with adequate air flow, repeat your time lapse and see if the issue repeats itself.

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Explorer
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Re: Extended Time Lapse problem

The photo on the left half was the last picture and then the photo on the right is the beginning of the next sequence after it restarts?
What were your camera settings?
What was the start time and end time for the entire time laps?
How was the camera powered?
What SD card (make/model/size) where you using?
What was the temperature outside?
Where was the camera mounted?
How long did the time lapse run before it stopped, and how many pictures were taken?
How long of a gap is there between when it stopped and then started up again?
How many total pictures did the camera take in the time lapse sequence?
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Tourist
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Re: Extended Time Lapse problem

 yes, they are in sequence
night time lapse, time 2 secons and shooter speed: atomatic
about 18pm to 20pm
just on battery
sandisk 32gb extreme class 10
mounted with suction cup
i dont know how long it runned, about 1500 photos
i dont know how long the gap was

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Explorer
Posts: 12,955

Re: Extended Time Lapse problem

If you look at the photos in Explorer (Finder on Mac) you should be able to see the creation date on the last photo before the gap and first photo after.

What was the temperature around the camera? Was it hot? Was there any air flow? I ask because it sounds like the camera may have become too hot and had to stop shooting, but then resumed after it comes down.

It also could be an error on your SD card. Although I it's a recommended card (if it has v30 printed on the card it's better), SD cards can have errors as well.

Do a full (not quick) format of your card in your computer.
Go to preferences>Reset and factory reset the camera
Download the manual update to your computer
Extract the UPDATE folder
Place the UPDATE folder (not UPDATE.zip) onto the blank SD card.
Insert the card into the camera and power the camera on
Once the update has completed, go to Preferences>Reset and format the card in the camera
Do the factory reset again

In a cool environment with adequate air flow, repeat your time lapse and see if the issue repeats itself.
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Tourist
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Re: Extended Time Lapse problem

the gap betwenn the images is around 50 minuts

the temperature was around 30C, 86F

 

i will try this steps, tank you!