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Tourist
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GoPro Session Lights

Hey everyone,


I am trying to record long videos on my GoPro session. The camera starts flashing a red light (which I presume means it's recording) but then switches to a flashing blue light.

I called GoPro and asked them if the flashing blue light means that it stopped recording. They said that a flashing blue light could mean it's still recording but that the wifi is on. Any thoughts if that is accurate?


Thanks,

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Backpacker
Posts: 362

Re: GoPro Session Lights

@skyhawk1985

 

Not on the "GoPro Approved" memory card list here: https://gopro.com/help/articles/Block/microSD-Card-Considerations

 

As I remember there have been several here with issues using that card.

 

You'll probably want to get a faster transfer rate card, NOT ALL UHS1 CARDS ARE FAST ENOUGH FOR GOPRO!

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Backpacker
Posts: 362

Re: GoPro Session Lights

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@skyhawk1985

 

A simple short press of the shutter (round) button on top starts recording.  Light will blink red whilst recording.

 

How long does the light blink red before it goes to blue?

 

Try a factory reset of your H5S and try again.

Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: GoPro Session Lights

The light blinks red for about 30 minutes before going blue. All three of them.
Backpacker
Posts: 362

Re: GoPro Session Lights

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@skyhawk1985

 

Try a factory reset and see if that cures your issue.  Many users have cured similar strange issues by doing so.

 

Another factor could be the memory card, what card are you using?

Adventurer
Posts: 9,302

Re: GoPro Session Lights

@skyhawk1985

 

Are you using wi-fi? you never said you turned it on?   So you have Wi-fi off and just simply record?  And the Blue led only comes on 30 minutes later ?

 

 

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Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: GoPro Session Lights

@papajody

I am using 64GB cards on these, so I am guessing the memory cards aren't the problem?

@fishycomics

WiFi is on because I am using the GoPro remote to get all cameras to start recording at the same time.the blue only come on after about 30 minutes.
Backpacker
Posts: 362

Re: GoPro Session Lights

@skyhawk1985


@skyhawk1985 wrote:
@papajody

I am using 64GB cards on these, so I am guessing the memory cards aren't the problem?
Specifically which 64GB card?  GoPros, because of their hi-bitrate recording require cards with very fast transfer rates. 

Tourist
Posts: 9

Re: GoPro Session Lights

@papajody

 

Using the SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC UHS-I Card