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Tourist
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Found a Bug on Night Time-lapse Mode

When you do a night time lapse and set the shutter time you can't change the white balance anymore


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GoPro
Posts: 8,889

Re: Found a Bug on Night Time-lapse Mode

Hello @giacomog28

 

Sorry if I had it mixed up. I was testing the camera on regular Time-Lapse Mode.

 

Due to variation in white balance with the longer exposure times, when any shutter value aside from AUTO is chosen, white balance is locked at 5500K; this makes it easier for a user to adjust an assembled Nightlapse' white balance later if desired and avoids the white balance variations/oscillations seen with longer shutter times.

 

Thanks!

Ej

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GoPro
Posts: 8,889

Re: Found a Bug on Night Time-lapse Mode

Hi @giacomog28

 

What version is your camera on?

I have tested a HERO7 Black and was able to set the shutter speed and white balance on Time-Lapse Mode.

Please see if resetting the camera will work.  Reset Camera Settings
If it's still the same, proceed with a manual software update. https://gopro.com/update/
Let us know how it goes.

 

 

Thanks!

Ej

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Found a Bug on Night Time-lapse Mode

My GoPro hero 7 version number is 1.80, I tried to reset the camera but it didn't help.

 

The problem occours only when

 

you go to "Night Lapse Photo" program,

set the Shutter from Auto to any number,

and now the White balance is stuck at 5500k.

 

With these settings I managed to change the white balance from the app, but not with the Gopro.

 

If I leave the shutter time in Auto, the White Balance is again editable

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GoPro
Posts: 8,889

Re: Found a Bug on Night Time-lapse Mode

Hello @giacomog28

 

Sorry if I had it mixed up. I was testing the camera on regular Time-Lapse Mode.

 

Due to variation in white balance with the longer exposure times, when any shutter value aside from AUTO is chosen, white balance is locked at 5500K; this makes it easier for a user to adjust an assembled Nightlapse' white balance later if desired and avoids the white balance variations/oscillations seen with longer shutter times.

 

Thanks!

Ej

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: Found a Bug on Night Time-lapse Mode

Could you please describe the reason more? To me, it doesn't make much sense...

 

If I set the shutter to a short or long time, I can't change the white balance even though it is constant. If I use automatic shutter speed, which can end up being the same short or long time, I can set the white balance. What is the difference?

 

You say it is easier to a user, however to me it is ruining all night lapses right now if I don't want to do any editing afterwards (which I didn't have to do till now).

 

Thank you!