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Hiker
Posts: 7

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black stuck in night lapse

@fishycomics @epicallyepic
and what do you think about overheating?
Is it normal that the camera becomes quite hot after some minutes?
Adventurer
Posts: 8,765

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black stuck in night lapse

I did a test at 15 plus minutes the camera  did not go  supper hot 

 

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Nomad
Posts: 536

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black stuck in night lapse

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Its possible it will overheat as it cant write the data because its trying to process it while taking another shot and CPU running at max.

 

Also make sure you bought from Amazon and not a seller selling on Amazon, they are famous for selling fakes through Amazon.

Hiker
Posts: 7

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black stuck in night lapse

@epicallyepic
in fact it becomes quite hot even when I am taking normal photos or making a video.
By the way I'm trying to understand how much time the GoPro needs to process the photo during a night lapse.
I mean, if I shoot with a 15 sec shutter and 20 seconds interval, the GoPro has 5 seconds to process the file before starting to shoot the next photo.
Am I right? Isn't 5 seconds enough to process the file before shooting the next photo?
Nomad
Posts: 536

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black stuck in night lapse

No you need to give the GoPro double the shutter time to complete, so a 15second exposure requires an interval of 30secs minimum. This rule only applies to slow shutter speeds.

Adventurer
Posts: 8,765

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black stuck in night lapse

No one here knows htat write time of the camera or its buffer time, maybe you will need to get to gopro engineers what the Internal memory isstoring and transferring back to the card.  g ood luck

Nomad
Posts: 536

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black stuck in night lapse

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In long shutter mode on almost any camera the image takes the same time to process as the shutter exposure time, so I know the write time. Hence it's double. We don't need nick to get of his yacht to tell us this.Robot surprised

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Hiker
Posts: 7

Re: GoPro Hero 5 Black stuck in night lapse

@epicallyepic @fishycomics
Hi guys, at the end I found out that the problem was due to the camera.
I called the GoPro italian support and they confirmed it.
I tried with 4 different SD cards including, SanDisk Extreme Pro and SanDisk Extreme, getting the same problem.
I changed the camera directly with a new one because I was in the 7 days of warranty, avoiding to send the camera to GoPro.
Now the new one seems to work properly.


I hope this could help, thank you

 

Angelo G.