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Tourist
Posts: 3

Hero 7 Black - "lock in landscape" feature

I recently bought the Hero 7 Black and was very confused that there is no "lock in landscape" feature which automatically switches between up and down. As a diver I want the GoPro locked in landscape mode. Of course I'm using the under water housing. Most of the time I'm holding the camera "up" but sometimes I want to take some shots just above the sea floor and therefore I hold it upside down. So as far as I know there is no option the camera switches between these two orientations and ignoring the portrait mode. With the Hero 6 this was possible, of course due to its lack of portrait mode. Is there any chance GoPro will implement this in a future update?
Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Hero 7 Black - "lock in landscape" feature

Totally has the lock mode, menu or via app, it's under preferences > touch display. 

 

 

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Hero 7 Black - "lock in landscape" feature

Sure there is a lock mode but not with the options I described. I want the GoPro automatically switch between "up" and "down", but ignoring "portrait" orientation. I can only choose between permanently "up", permanently "down" or "auto" which includes portrait. So all I want is a fourth option to choose from in the menu.
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Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Hero 7 Black - "lock in landscape" feature

I totally get what you're saying.  I scuba dive as well, and sometimes if it's on a floating handle or selfie stick it's nice to invert the camera and have it still capture right side up.  I don't even have "auto" in my options.  I have "up" "down", or "off".  I can't figure out why you'd ever want to shoot in portrait mode. 

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Hero 7 Black - "lock in landscape" feature

You are right. In the menu it's called "off" not "auto". But in this case it is the same because the camery automatically switches between the three orientations. I totally agree that the use for portrait mode may be very limited. For me there's no use for it. Too sad you can't turn it off and force the Hero 7 in landscape mode as described above. Some response from GoPro would be nice!
GoPro
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Re: Hero 7 Black - "lock in landscape" feature

Hi Everyone!

 

We'll have this shared to the team in charge.

Please continue checking our website for updates.

Software Update Release Information

 

Thanks!

Ej