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Tourist
Posts: 6

Hero6 Black stops recording video after a while - keeps getting audio only

This is the second time this has happened to us (can't find my earlier post, or I'd have continued it there).

We bought a GoPro Hero6 Black about a week before the Hero7 came out. (Nasty surprise!)

Last night we were recording an 80-minute ballet, and had the GoPro Hero6 Black near the stage, attached to an external battery. Did not have its internal battery in it, because we'd been advised before that to use the external battery, the internal battery should be removed. The card in the camera was a 128Gig SanDisk Extreme.

When the show was over, I noticed that the GoPro screen had a "low battery" message. In fact, the battery was not low at all - it was (is) still about 85% charged.

The worst news was that when I uploaded the footage to my computer, I discovered that the camera had worked fine for about 40 minutes, and then the picture went black, even though the sound kept recording. The image is nothing but all black, occasionally pulsing to a dark gray. The audio is fine, but the affected footage overall is useless.

The same thing happened to us a few weeks ago, in a shorter show - the camera went black after about 20 minutes, while continuing to record sound.

My conclusion is that the GoPro Hero6 Black is intended only for recording relatively short "action clips", and that it cannot be depended on, for shooting longer material.  I think the documentation and advertising should mention this.

Adventurer
Posts: 9,182

Re: Hero6 Black stops recording video after a while - keeps getting audio only

I fully format the card and  put  on theside recording something.

I then try another sdxc card not that high a capacity

 

 then to  simply go out to  find issues.  Yeah weshould not test things  when they are to work but that is how we do it wit ha camera see  how far we can push it and go from there

 

 I want the perfect shot so  itry my bestto learn th esituation like last night I know I was going to be in a dark place I set the camera up perfectly done and well uh you knowwhat happened blurred shots   my fault gopro failed yep my fault.  its a camera and  things happen is all I am saying s oit can be the card.  Mine can be  a setting Lol

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: Hero6 Black stops recording video after a while - keeps getting audio only

I Found my earlier post, and added this information to it, since it's the same problem that happened before.
The earlier post is here:

https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/GoPro-Hero6-Black-video-goes-bad-sound-stays-okay/m-p/257538/...