07-17-2019 07:11 PM
Today I recorded for a little over an hour (using an external power pack). I started recording from the power off state using the shutter button. When I got home to review the recording, I found I had over 11,000 JPEG photos and no video.
When I powered the camera back on, it showed it was in video recording mode. (2.7K / 30 fps, stabilization and auto low-light on – now turned off).
Can anyone offer an explanation of what happened? I really don’t want a repeat of this.
07-17-2019 10:41 PM
You pressed the shutter button just a little too long and the camera went into Time Lapse. Using the top shutter button, with Quick Capture enabled and the camera starting from an off state, has two options (the default mode of the camera doesn't have an effect). A short press on the top shutter tells the camera to turn on and start recording video (it will record in whatever resolution/frame rate the camera was in when last turned off. Zoom and Short Clip options will not be retained). A long press on the shutter (approx 3 seconds) will instruct the camera to turn on and begin a time lapse with a 0.5-second interval and a Wide field of view.
07-18-2019 03:45 AM
Thanks for the explanation. And I figured it was something like that. In fact,
I had on full-fingered cycling gloves, which definitely impairs one’s sense of touch. Plus since the camera is mounted on the bottom side of a dual Garmin (cycle computer) / GoPro mount. That make it upside down, so I have to feel for the button (or stand on my head).
I’ll be more careful from now on.
Also, for my future reference, can those time-lapse photos be turned back into video? I trashed them all in frustration before posting here, so it’s moot now, but it would be nice to know.
And yeah… I have some manual reading to do.
07-18-2019 04:45 AM
You'll find the adjustment if you right-click on a clip in the timeline or if you type Ctrl-R.
07-18-2019 04:55 AM
Traditionally, time lapse with a moving camera has been a very tedious task that required leveling the horizon and utilizing a tripod for each shot). This is why the TimeWarp feature of the HERO7 Black is so revolutionary.
Although you are planning on capturing video, I strongly suggest trying out the Time Warp feature (use 10x or 15x for best results). It's also great for creating an into to a video or for use during non essential moments, but where you want to show traveled distance.