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Hiker
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Gopro 8 black change mode to time lapse when replace battery

Hi

My new GOPRO 8 Black with last firmware  change from video mode to time lapse mode almost every time when i change/replace the battery. (The battery are gopro original for 8).

 

This happened when the gopro shutdown because the battery been empty or when i replace the battery when i see it almost dead.

My gopro state is shut down all the time, i press on the record button (on the top) to open and start/stop recording.

 

This is very annoying

 

Any one know/have this situation ? 

Thanks 

Shraga 

 

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Adventurer
Posts: 12,610

Re: Gopro 8 black change mode to time lapse when replace battery

Please make sure you are not incorretly set up in the mode default. 

 

Either reflash firmware, reset camera, and or call a gopro rep

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Hiker
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Re: Gopro 8 black change mode to time lapse when replace battery

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Where i can set default mode in the options ? 

I never change it when i bought the camera

 

 

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Explorer
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Re: Gopro 8 black change mode to time lapse when replace battery

You are using Quick Capture, correct? If it's recording time lapse it's just because you are holding down the top shutter button too long. The part about battery has to be a coincidence.

Quick Capture:
Short Press = Turn on and start recording video, Long Press = Turn on and start recording Time Lapse.

https://gopro.com/help/productmanuals page 35-36
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Adventurer
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Re: Gopro 8 black change mode to time lapse when replace battery

My suggestion is to use the camer aand learn it .   Go to  the camera swipe down, go to General and to default Mode.  (WINK)

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Explorer
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Re: Gopro 8 black change mode to time lapse when replace battery

Isn't default mode for when turning the camera on using the side Mode button?
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Hiker
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Re: Gopro 8 black change mode to time lapse when replace battery

Thank you for your answer.
This is strange, because during the day, i press a lot on Quick Capture to start and stop recording with no problem at all.
Just after i replace the battery, this is happened. (not all the time, but most of the time)

Shraga 

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Explorer
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Re: Gopro 8 black change mode to time lapse when replace battery

It might be taking longer to respond the first few times after changing the battery (the camera will loose it's charge when the battery is removed) and so you are unconsciously holding down the shutter a little longer.