10-28-2019 06:54 AM
As far as your test, be sure to have the battery removed. Try to have open airflow around the camera. Placing it on something cool might help as well. Most importantly, be sure to do a FULL format of the car in your computer first. The SD card association recommends using the tool on this site https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter/
Be sure to choose the complete overwrite. Once done, format again in the camera. You may share want to test with a second card if the first test doesn't go well. Overheating is often caused by the card (along with what has been previously mentioned).
Good luck with your test. If it doesn't go well, you might want to try a non-action camera, or at least one that isn't sealed in a waterproof case. Unfortunately, most DSLR and mirrorless cameras will also overheat after prolonged continuous recording, but camcorders tend to do well.
Turn off all the features (GPS, Voice commands, Connections < very important, stabilization < no need if the camera isn't moving), remove the battery, and record in 1080p/30fps. Let us know how it goes.
10-28-2019 11:07 AM
I'm just new to the forum but I can understand different quirks.
Just tried your recommendations and it is working well. Took out the battery and removed the door - unit running still getitng warm but much cooler and no problem recording for much longer (never overheated even after a few hours of recording). Even though the unit was plugged into power, it was the battery that was quite hot and preventing the camera from running cooler.
Thanks for your help,
10-28-2019 08:26 PM
@danielr15 actually my experience with Hero 8 comes from my counterparts back in Pittsburgh who (like me with the Hero 5, 6, and then finally 7) have had the same happen with theirs. They of course returned them and got free of the problem. Why do you suppose these cameas can't stand the heat and why would they be designed not to be able to withstand the heat? Other camera makers cameras get hot (like the Osmo Action) and yet keep running. Any thoughts?
10-28-2019 10:47 PM
Awesome, glad to hear that it's working out for you.
Oh, geez. back to the friends in Pittsburgh. Seriously, do you have any idea how many times you've told us about your "friends in Pittsburgh" or how you are a professional that needs to use GoPro cameras for your professional shoots because your clients need to see that you use brand name cameras. Umm, and by the way, Osmo Action not only has been reported to overheat and shut down, but to make things worse, people have reported that it just stops working altogether, never to turn on again. LOL, great example.
10-28-2019 11:47 PM
10-29-2019 01:04 AM
10-29-2019 08:35 PM
@danielr15 sorry you have such a low opinion of the Osmo Action. Fortunately, the reviewers and users don't agree. The "name" revierers see the stabalization (even cropped a little more than average) as the best they've seen in an action camera and actually make recommendation that you don't need a gimbal . . I agree. Moreover, the colors are rich and the image amazing at 100 mbps. Out of of the box the thing worked and activated itself with easy to use wireless technology, unlike the wired I had to do with all my GoPro's, let alone the antiquated wired communications and image transfers. My new GoPro Hero 7 continues to act squirrely, as did the one that was declared "defunct" by GoPro technical service, when they agreed to replace it. I'm thrilled to have a camera and converge with friends of mine in (I know you hate to hear this) Pittsburgh, and trade success stories since making the switch. I bet it's that you don't like the Steelers or Penguins. No fear, neither do I.
BTW, the overheating I was referring to was the beta testing. dating back to 2015. Hasselblad (the maker of the Osmo Action) began testing of the camera early on when they decided to partner with DJI in camera technology for DJI's drones. It's hard to beat a name like Hasselblad and I and 4 pro producers all agree; while, not one of us had a successful run of GP's. I just wished I'd listened to them up front.
Conclusion, when thinking hobby, sports, short shots, GoPro for the fun of it - when dependable professionalism is on the line, Osmo Action. It was that line that led the response from DJI to consider the January NY project with newest Mavic Pro 2, Osmo Actions, and Osmo Pocket (this latter serves as an amazing hand-hold device with adapter wherein the "on board" battery for the Pocket serves as an additional power source for the Action, virtually shooting till the card is full, and the mounting adapter is readily available. DJI even endorses and often supports 3rd party hardware to use with their cameras and mod frames.
If you want a 25% off on a new GPH7, I can help you with that. I think the coupon is useable on accessories also. It was given to me by GP for all I've been through and can be used by my friends and I consider you a friend @danielr15 as it was you that helped me make the decision to contact support with my claim on the GPH7 that ultimately got replaced; thank you. :-)