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Hero 4 Session-How to change settings

I have a Hero 4 Session and want to use it to record at about 10 mins per video. However, when I hit the power button it just takes pictures or just takes my video but crops it down and loses about 7 minutes of my video. I just need to know how to change the settings in order to take a long video. 

Thank you for the help.


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Explorer
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Re: Hero 4 Session-How to change settings

The 7 minutes you are seeing is Chaptering and cannot be changed.
https://gopro.com/help/articles/question_answer/GoPro-Camera-File-Chaptering-Information

Accessing all of the features of the camera can be done via the mobile app. However, longer recordings will be chaptered and will need to be merged together in an editor to make one long continuous video.

Here is a list of free video editors if you need one.
VSDC on Windows- http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor/download.
DaVinci Resolve https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve
VideoProc https://www.videoproc.com/
HitFilmExpress https://hitfilm.com/express
ShotCut https://shotcut.org/download/
Lightworks http://www.lwks.com/
Avidemux http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/
Blender https://www.blender.org/download/
EZvid http://www.ezvid.com/download
VirtualDub http://www.virtualdub.org/
Fusion https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/fusion/motiongraphics
Lives http://lives-video.com/index.php?do=home

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Explorer
Posts: 13,000

Re: Hero 4 Session-How to change settings

The 7 minutes you are seeing is Chaptering and cannot be changed.
https://gopro.com/help/articles/question_answer/GoPro-Camera-File-Chaptering-Information

Accessing all of the features of the camera can be done via the mobile app. However, longer recordings will be chaptered and will need to be merged together in an editor to make one long continuous video.

Here is a list of free video editors if you need one.
VSDC on Windows- http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor/download.
DaVinci Resolve https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve
VideoProc https://www.videoproc.com/
HitFilmExpress https://hitfilm.com/express
ShotCut https://shotcut.org/download/
Lightworks http://www.lwks.com/
Avidemux http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/
Blender https://www.blender.org/download/
EZvid http://www.ezvid.com/download
VirtualDub http://www.virtualdub.org/
Fusion https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/fusion/motiongraphics
Lives http://lives-video.com/index.php?do=home
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Re: Hero 4 Session-How to change settings

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 shutter: short press for video, long press for phot

 

Back mode  will get to your settings, press till you see  video settings, then presso shutter. for that 7 minute clip it should be 17 mnutes chaptering.  Editing is to splice and stitch  photo and video