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Tourist
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Hero 7 Black max record time in mode TimeWarp-Video

I would like to expand the max. time to record in TimeWarp-Video. I just want to record with 1080 | 5x or 10x | HECV-format. I could work USB-powered.To prevent overheating, maybe without a battery inserted.
It is always limited to 2 h. Is there a way to expand this limit?

GoPro
Posts: 8,210

Re: Hero 7 Black max record time in mode TimeWarp-Video

Hello @christophw83743

 

We do not have information about the run time based on modes other than regular recording. You can definitely extend the camera run time by using an external power source. Make sure that your SD card though has ample storage space for the recordings. 

 

Thanks, 
Marius

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Hero 7 Black max record time in mode TimeWarp-Video

Hello Marius,

After some testing I found out:

The remaining time displayed at TimeWarp-Video shows the time left for "normal" video footage depending on the capacity of the inserted SD-card.

For a fresh formatted SD-card of 64 GB the capacity is 2:00 h recorded with 1080/25fps (HEVC).

When recording at a speed of e.g. 5x you can take the capacity x 5, so you can take 10 h on a 64 GB SD-card.

The GoPro will not create just one file for those 10 h, but save automatically separate files, each 44 minutes.

Of course it would be fine, if the GoPro would calculate and show the real remaining time by using the current parameter... 

Lets put this on the wish list.

Does someone knows, why a 4 K video (3.840 x 2.160) needs about the same file size like a 1080 video (1920 x 1080) does? I would have expect it needs 4 time, because it uses 4 time of pixel?

 

Thanks,

Christoph

Hiker
Posts: 63

Re: Hero 7 Black max record time in mode TimeWarp-Video

@mariustanya I contacted tech support and I was told that hero 7 black does not support external power use. They told me it could even damage the camera. They said it's NOT RECOMMENDED. What's up with GoPro??
GoPro
Posts: 8,210

Re: Hero 7 Black max record time in mode TimeWarp-Video

Thank you for keeping us posted, @tj311. As long as the camera is charged with the proper amount of power, there should not be any damage to it. GoPro cameras require USB chargers that output 5V and 1A-2A (depending on the model). Using the USB-C cable that came with the camera, the GoPro Supercharger, or the GoPro Portable Power Pack is highly recommended. 

Hiker
Posts: 63

Re: Hero 7 Black max record time in mode TimeWarp-Video

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@mariustanyaso if I go spend the money on the gopro portable power pack, my hero 7 black will no longer freeze up during use???? I see that this portable power pack is ONLY 1.5 watt output. Is that sufficient?  I'm getting so many different answers from gopro.

Explorer
Posts: 12,070

Re: Hero 7 Black max record time in mode TimeWarp-Video

As long as you use a high quality USB-C cable less than 6' it should be fine.
Hiker
Posts: 63

Re: Hero 7 Black max record time in mode TimeWarp-Video

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@danielr15 I'm using the gopro cable that came with the camera. The camera is still shutting down randomly. @mariustanya I tried to purchase the gopro power Portable Power Pack and it seems that GoPro has pulled it from their website store. Hmmmm.