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Hiker
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Re: Hero 8 cant charge while recording , This is terrible !

What about other recording modes
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Tourist
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Re: Hero 8 cant charge while recording , This is terrible !

I'll try that tonight. I want to record a machine installation that's why I did not have much time to play around this morning.
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Tourist
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Re: Hero 8 cant charge while recording , This is terrible !

The last days I was testing the behaviour in different record modes. My charging symbol now always disappears when I start recording whether the battery is fully charged or not. But at least it did not happen again that the battery was discharging while recording. It keeps the carge until I stop recording.

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GoPro
Posts: 15,164

Re: Hero 8 cant charge while recording , This is terrible !

Hello @gottsche

 

Note #1: Even though your camera is plugged in, the battery will not charge during recording. It will start charging when you stop recording. You cannot record while charging with a computer.

 

Check out https://community.gopro.com/t5/en/How-to-Charge-the-Camera-Battery/ta-p/388258 for reference.

 

Thanks!

Ej

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Sightseer
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Re: Hero 8 cant charge while recording , This is terrible !

Hi GoPro, do you have any news on this topic? I would love to use both and with battery too.. There is many shots you need to unplug mic and external bat and click your go pro hero 8 on top of car and drive right away. That firmware update everybody talks about - is it real in close future or we should save money for media mod? .)))

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Hiker
Posts: 106

Re: Hero 8 cant charge while recording , This is terrible !

I can confirm that you can use the GOPRO with a portable charger while the battery is still inside. I've used it over 3 hours. 120fps
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Adventurer
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Re: Hero 8 cant charge while recording , This is terrible !

gopro simply said  Hey come back. and that's it. they always say check for new firmware, what they are told to do.