03-08-2019 07:18 AM
Another day of filming, now with supersuit again and also 4K 25FPS. Camera turns on so not the same problems as before. But when turning off camera it freezes and I have to take the battery out again. All my three GoPro Hero 7 have this problem. But hey, at least it freezes after filming :-( Won't contact support, because all GoPro's have this problem. They are inherently unstable. Nice for amateur shooting, not for professionals.
Tuesday - last edited Tuesday
After some time of testing Gopro hero 7 black I think I discovered how it actually works.
First of all to eliminate any risk of firmware glitches I updated firmware manually as per Gopro instruction. Wifi connections turned off. Voice commands turned off.
So my findings are...
Camera powers by pressing power button once. And turns off by holding until red lamp flashes few times and screen turns off.
But after some time of inactivity (hour or two...gopro could specify) you will not be able to power on camera by short power on button press. Also it will not start recording by pressing record button.
Each time after longer periods of inactivity you need to power camera by holding power button for about 8 seconds. Then if you turn it off, it starts to work as intended (for some time...) ...turns on by short pressing, and instant recording is also available.
It seems that to solve battery drain gopro made camera to fall into kind of deep sleep from which it can be waked up by holding power on button for 8 sec.
I think many people are mistaken when thay can not power on camera, they think that their battery is empty...
Also all actions (powering on, off, recording etc) should be done with clear pauses between separate actions... I think camera's processor is rather slow and it usually hangs when you want to do do smth quickly :)
Thats it. Hope it will help.
But I still can't believe that such buggy product can be released to the market....