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Tourist
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Hero 7 Black - "lock in landscape" feature

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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Hi Everyone!

 

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

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Thanks!

Ej