Ask a Question
GoPro Support Hub Ask a question. Share an answer. Find a solution. Stay stoked.
Announcements
Is your GoPro gear up to date? Check to see If it is on our Update page.
Cameras
%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-364470%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EHero%207%20Black%3A%2011%2C000%2B%20JPEGs%20instead%20of%20video%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-364470%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EToday%20I%20recorded%20for%20a%20little%20over%20an%20hour%20(using%20an%20external%20power%20pack).%20I%20started%20recording%20from%20the%20power%20off%20state%20using%20the%20shutter%20button.%20When%20I%20got%20home%20to%20review%20the%20recording%2C%20I%20found%20I%20had%20over%2011%2C000%20JPEG%20photos%20and%20no%20video.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EWhen%20I%20powered%20the%20camera%20back%20on%2C%20it%20showed%20it%20was%20in%20video%20recording%20mode.%20(2.7K%20%2F%2030%20fps%2C%20stabilization%20and%20auto%20low-light%20on%20%E2%80%93%20now%20turned%20off).%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ECan%20anyone%20offer%20an%20explanation%20of%20what%20happened%3F%20I%20really%20don%E2%80%99t%20want%20a%20repeat%20of%20this.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-LABS%20id%3D%22lingo-labs-364470%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EHERO7%20Black%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-LABS%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-364486%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Hero%207%20Black%3A%2011%2C000%2B%20JPEGs%20instead%20of%20video%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-364486%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EYou%20pressed%20the%20shutter%20button%20just%20a%20little%20too%20long%20and%20the%20camera%20went%20into%20Time%20Lapse.%26nbsp%3B%20Using%20the%20top%20shutter%20button%2C%20with%20Quick%20Capture%20enabled%20and%20the%20camera%20starting%20from%20an%20off%20state%2C%20has%20two%20options%20(the%20default%20mode%20of%20the%20camera%20doesn't%20have%20an%20effect).%26nbsp%3B%20A%20short%20press%20on%20the%20top%20shutter%20tells%20the%20camera%20to%20turn%20on%20and%20start%20recording%20video%20(it%20will%20record%20in%20whatever%20resolution%2Fframe%20rate%20the%20camera%20was%20in%20when%20last%20turned%20off.%26nbsp%3B%20Zoom%20and%20Short%20Clip%20options%20will%20not%20be%20retained).%26nbsp%3B%20A%20long%20press%20on%20the%20shutter%20(approx%203%20seconds)%20will%20instruct%20the%20camera%20to%20turn%20on%20and%20begin%20a%20time%20lapse%20with%20a%26nbsp%3B0.5-second%20interval%20and%20a%20Wide%20field%20of%20view.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-364536%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Hero%207%20Black%3A%2011%2C000%2B%20JPEGs%20instead%20of%20video%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-364536%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EThanks%20for%20the%20explanation.%20And%20I%20figured%20it%20was%20something%20like%20that.%20In%20fact%2C%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20had%20on%20full-fingered%20cycling%20gloves%2C%20which%20definitely%20impairs%20one%E2%80%99s%20sense%20of%20touch.%20Plus%20since%20the%20camera%20is%20mounted%20on%20the%20bottom%20side%20of%20a%20dual%20Garmin%20(cycle%20computer)%20%2F%20GoPro%20mount.%20That%20make%20it%20upside%20down%2C%20so%20I%20have%20to%20feel%20for%20the%20button%20(or%20stand%20on%20my%20head).%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%E2%80%99ll%20be%20more%20careful%20from%20now%20on.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EAlso%2C%20for%20my%20future%20reference%2C%20can%20those%20time-lapse%20photos%20be%20turned%20back%20into%20video%3F%20I%20trashed%20them%20all%20in%20frustration%20before%20posting%20here%2C%20so%20it%E2%80%99s%20moot%20now%2C%20but%20it%20would%20be%20nice%20to%20know.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EAnd%20yeah%E2%80%A6%20I%20have%20some%20manual%20reading%20to%20do.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-364537%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Hero%207%20Black%3A%2011%2C000%2B%20JPEGs%20instead%20of%20video%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-364537%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EWhat%20video%20editor%20do%20you%20have%3F%20Most%20have%20the%20option%20to%20create%20Time%20Lapse%20video%20from%20consecutively%20shot%20photos.%20If%20you%20need%20a%20free%20professional%20editor%2C%20DaVinci%20Resolve%20is%20one%20of%20the%20best%20(both%20free%20and%20paid)%20and%20there%20are%20plenty%20of%20YouTube%20videos%20that%20will%20help%20you%20learn%20the%20editor%20(including%20creating%20Time%20Lapse).%20Just%20FYI%2C%20Timelaps%20in%20Resolve%20is%20referred%20to%20as%20%22Retime%22ing.%3CBR%20%2F%3EYou'll%20find%20the%20adjustment%20if%20you%20right-click%20on%20a%20clip%20in%20the%20timeline%20or%20if%20you%20type%20Ctrl-R.%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-364538%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Hero%207%20Black%3A%2011%2C000%2B%20JPEGs%20instead%20of%20video%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-364538%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EOne%20other%20thought%20though%2C%20before%20you%20feel%20disappointed%20that%20you%20trashed%20your%20photos%2C%20if%20the%20camera%20is%20moving%20(like%20mounted%20on%20your%20bike)%20then%20time%20lapse%20generally%20looks%20pretty%20bad%20as%20the%20horizon%20jumps%20and%20makes%20the%20video%20jerky%20and%20nauseating%20(although%20vehicle%20mounted%20does%20look%20considerably%20better%20than%20when%20walking%2Frunning.%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3ETraditionally%2C%20time%20lapse%20with%20a%20moving%20camera%20has%20been%20a%20very%20tedious%20task%20that%20required%20leveling%20the%20horizon%20and%20utilizing%20a%20tripod%20for%20each%20shot).%20This%20is%20why%20the%20TimeWarp%20feature%20of%20the%20HERO7%20Black%20is%20so%20revolutionary.%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3EAlthough%20you%20are%20planning%20on%20capturing%20video%2C%20I%20strongly%20suggest%20trying%20out%20the%20Time%20Warp%20feature%20(use%2010x%20or%2015x%20for%20best%20results).%20It's%20also%20great%20for%20creating%20an%20into%20to%20a%20video%20or%20for%20use%20during%20non%20essential%20moments%2C%20but%20where%20you%20want%20to%20show%20traveled%20distance.%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E
Reply
Tourist
Posts: 4

Hero 7 Black: 11,000+ JPEGs instead of video

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.

Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: Hero 7 Black: 11,000+ JPEGs instead of video

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.

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Hero 7 Black: 11,000+ JPEGs instead of video

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.

Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: Hero 7 Black: 11,000+ JPEGs instead of video

What video editor do you have? Most have the option to create Time Lapse video from consecutively shot photos. If you need a free professional editor, DaVinci Resolve is one of the best (both free and paid) and there are plenty of YouTube videos that will help you learn the editor (including creating Time Lapse). Just FYI, Timelaps in Resolve is referred to as "Retime"ing.
You'll find the adjustment if you right-click on a clip in the timeline or if you type Ctrl-R.
Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: Hero 7 Black: 11,000+ JPEGs instead of video

One other thought though, before you feel disappointed that you trashed your photos, if the camera is moving (like mounted on your bike) then time lapse generally looks pretty bad as the horizon jumps and makes the video jerky and nauseating (although vehicle mounted does look considerably better than when walking/running.

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.