02-09-2020 04:51 PM
I used the same setting and I still didn't experience any lag.
Unfortunately, I found a more serious issue yeaterday when putting my Hero 8 to seroius work for the first time. I used it as part of a video shoot on a live stage. I make promo videos for local bands and I normally use a GoPro as a "drum cam". After sitting powered up and idling for 30 minutes, the Hero 8 quickly overheated and shut down after 35 seconds of recording. No drum cam footage. In comparison, my old Hero 2 could record for 45 minutes straight before over heating, no matter how long it sat idle. And yes, in each case, the cams are externally powered from a larger 5 volt lithium battery for extended run time.
02-10-2020 01:27 PM
02-10-2020 02:01 PM
The Hero 8 Black seems to overheat even while running on it's own battery.
I did some tests, measuring the camera's temperature after idling for 30 minutes. Whether it's on external power or on battery, the camera housing gets up to 38°C in less than 25 minutes. When recording, the front of the camera will reach 45°C in 15 minutes. I'm sure the internals get much warmer than that.
These cameras were designed for outdoor action where there is more airflow. Indoors, on a stage, they just sit and cook.
Ironically, the instructions for the Hero 8 suggest that looping mode can be useful for using the camera as a dashcam. Yeah... I'd like to see how well that would work on a hot day.