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Sightseer
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Help! GoPro 4 Black fail recording the eclipse

I was fortunate to witness the eclipse a few days ago, and I had multiple DSLRs and a GoPro 4 Black set up to record the event.  Each device has a specific function, such as close-up photo, close-up video, wide-angle photo, wide-angle video, etc.  The GoPro was tasked with recording a video of the environment facing the eclipse.

 

The GoPro app wifi somehow got disconnet from the GoPro while recording, and I stupidly stopped the recording by pressing the power button.  When I powered up the GoPro, I saw a message about repairing files, etc.  Since that was the first time I have seen such a message and in a hurry to get the wifi working again, I made the big mistake of reseting the GoPro again.

 

I recorded about 20 minutes of video, but now I only have about 30 seconds of video.  I suspect that since I interrupted the repair process, my video got truncated.  Since I did not use the GoPro after that, I am hoping that the rest of the video is still on the SD card even though I cannot see the file.

 

Based on what I have described, can someone please let me know if the rest of the video is still on the card?  If yes, can you please let me know how to recover them.

 

Please help!  I planned on recording the eclipse since Jan 2016, and the video on the changes in the environment during totality is very important to my project.  Thanks!

Adventurer
Posts: 8,944

Re: Help! GoPro 4 Black fail recording the eclipse

Sorry to hear, but  at least you got footage of it right.

 

 mine shut down did not record etc as well.

 

what did the messege say?   remember interference    can cause issues being to close, a hiccup of the smartphone, etc.

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: Help! GoPro 4 Black fail recording the eclipse

Not really.  I recorded about 20 minutes of video but I only have a 30 secs mov file.  Unfortunately, the 30 secs did not include footage of the totality.

 

Sorry that your recording failed as well.

 

Lesson learnt: For important projects, have redundancy and keep it simple ... use the buttons rather than rely on wireless control.

 

Anyway, I am still hoping someone have suggestions on how to retrieve the missing video.

Adventurer
Posts: 8,944

Re: Help! GoPro 4 Black fail recording the eclipse

I guess the chaptering    is shown two files or not?