06-25-2020 05:41 AM
Hm - honestly, GoPro has now developed the eighth version of its action cameras / software. One should think that the feedback and wishes of the customers have been heard ?!
Instead, the HDMI port is removed, there is no external microphone input, the SD card is at least not removable for me without long fingernails or tools (knife, screwdriver ...). I have to pull out the battery every time ...
Some settings are also tricky ... Just the thing with HDMI as described here. If a video format only has Hypergboost on / off, the soft button cannot be used because it only switches between Hyperboost off and BOOST ... (Has anyone ever noticed this before?). The image stabilization tries to center the image for too long with fast movements and then to adjust with a jerk (which was not the case with the 7 series). Surely these are not new features ?!
In principle, I think it's great if there is a LABS firmware that has also programmed "gimmicks" ... but it would be even better if some bugs that have been around since the beginning were finally fixed!
The camera is a great product in itself and the top quality of the image alone compared to other cameras - do you have to ruin the product and customer satisfaction with such errors?
06-27-2020 12:06 AM
there are now 5 pages of posts on this (more than 99% of other posts on this forum)....Surely that is enough to get it fixed???!!!
Any hardware people comment why it would not be possible to go straight to live mode? Surely it is just software right??? Fingers crossed for next firmware update
06-27-2020 12:44 PM
Yes - Add my name to the people who want to use the GoPro Hero 8 Black as a webcam connected to my PC
GO PRO -- THERE IS AN EASY SOFTWARE FIX -- Give us an HDMI streaming setting that we can select
and don't make the screen go blank when we plug in the HDMI cable
if HDMI is plugged in
Default the output to HDMI
Just got my media mod and am so upset with this
After reading this forum, I got it to work by connecting it to my PC
Firing up OBS as the screen viewer and then fiddling with selections to get video on the full screen, hitting record then stopping record. ... more fiddling to get rid of the battery icons. Then I got clean HDMI out
Then switched OBS off and started Zoom... whereupon I could stream from the GoPro to Zoom
So yeh - GO Pro
Are you listening to your customers?
06-27-2020 12:55 PM
Thanks to this thread, I got streaming to Zoom to work from the Hero 8 black + media mod. Firmware version 1.6
Fired up Zoom and started a meeting
Switched camera on
Connected media mod to the cabling setup as follows
Media mod --> MicroHDMI cable --> HDMI/USB converter --> USB 3.0 input to PC
In zoom, selected video icon in lower left window -- FHD capture option
4 clicks on the side button of the camera
1 click on the top button of the camera
So I would still like the media mod to just default to HDMI instead of all those clicks....
06-27-2020 01:07 PM
Just to clarify, see the picture...
In Zoom, you want to select as you video input FHD Capture
You will then see a bunch of video recordings displayed as a matrix and some icons up the top
You want to select the camera icon shown (that you will see displayed when you select the gopro as video input for Zoom
I had to click the right button twice till the camera icon was highlighted as shown in the picture
I then clicked on the top button to select it
Wait a couple of seconds and the battery and recording on screen display disappear and you have clean video
07-27-2020 04:32 PM
This seems totally fixable through a software/firmare update.
I'm a brand new user who bought a hero 8 to stream among other things.
Changing the settings everytime HDMI is connected is pretty annoying.
07-27-2020 05:07 PM
I justed tried using the Go Pro Hero 8 Black with the Media Mod for a clean locked off camera on a live broadcast.
I had to mount the camera where I wanted it using the Go Pro suction cup which worked perfectly as it always has
I plugged in the USB C cable to the camera so it would stay charged/ run off house power.
I plugged in the Micro HDMI cable to the Media Mod, screen went black. No problem becuase I have it directly connected to my switchboard. I walk over to my switch board wait for the awful Go Pro splash screen to go away and then I walk back to the camera where I press the button sequence to "Unlock" a clean image out.
Okay thats do-able but still garbage, It should really just defult to clean HDMI out or give me the menu option to force clean HDMI out.
But guess what...
Unlike every Go Pro before this one, when the media mod is connected and HDMI out is enabled the camera does not charge. The USB C does nothing. The camera instantly starts overheating and drains the battery within 20 minutes.
At this point the Media Mod is completely useless to me. Is this going to be fixed? Is the firmware going to be updated?