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Hero 7 Black | Video | Timed recording


is there a hack or a way to record a fixed time length of video when you press the record button. 

To clarify: 
GoPro set to Video as default. 
Record button pressed
Video starts recording. 
Video recording automatically stops at (for example) 2 mins 



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Re: Hero 7 Black | Video | Timed recording

@rjrambler, not likely. The interval determines the approximate length of video that you'll have after you stop recording. Since GoPro cameras does file chaptering -- the camera will automatically segment into a new file chapter or splits a longer (continuous) video recording into smaller files, you will be able to playback a 1 minute video on your HERO7 Black camera when you set 5 minute Looping interval. However, the rest of the chaptered files will be saved in the SD card and can be viewed when you connect your SD card to your computer.

  • Chapter size: approx. 4.0 GB
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 20 min and above:  5 minutes

I made a quick sample test -- HERO7 Black camera with 5 minute Looping interval.

 

Looping video playback from the camera.

 


Files as shown in the SD card when accessed through a computer.

Therefore, if you want a 5 minute video output, you'd want to set your Looping interval to 20 min and above (considering how chaptering works in the camera).



Hoping this helps answer your question.

Ann

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Re: Hero 7 Black | Video | Timed recording

Hi @rjrambler

 

Check out How Does Looping Work?

 

HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, Fusion, HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session, HERO4 Black & Silver, HERO (2018)

  • Chapter size: approx. 4.0 GB
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 20 min and above:  5 minutes

 

Thanks!

Ej

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Re: Hero 7 Black | Video | Timed recording

Looping: 
If i set to 5 min length (which is the least possible) - trying to get my head around this - video will record for 5 mins and then go back to starting point of 'that' video and record over previous recording? 

But then this will not help in being able to save each 5min video . 


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Re: Hero 7 Black | Video | Timed recording

@rjrambler, not likely. The interval determines the approximate length of video that you'll have after you stop recording. Since GoPro cameras does file chaptering -- the camera will automatically segment into a new file chapter or splits a longer (continuous) video recording into smaller files, you will be able to playback a 1 minute video on your HERO7 Black camera when you set 5 minute Looping interval. However, the rest of the chaptered files will be saved in the SD card and can be viewed when you connect your SD card to your computer.

  • Chapter size: approx. 4.0 GB
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 20 min and above:  5 minutes

I made a quick sample test -- HERO7 Black camera with 5 minute Looping interval.

 

Looping video playback from the camera.

 


Files as shown in the SD card when accessed through a computer.

Therefore, if you want a 5 minute video output, you'd want to set your Looping interval to 20 min and above (considering how chaptering works in the camera).



Hoping this helps answer your question.

Ann