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I have a Hero 5 black. It only records for so long and then starts all over again.

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Any thoughts on just how to let it run continuously it seems to only record for like 14.5  minutes and start all over again. So the video is all broken up. Any ideas or settings I'm missing?

 thanks 


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Re: I have a Hero 5 black. It only records for so long and then starts all over again.

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Hi @hardyjump81352

 

When taking a video recording, the camera will automatically segment into a new file chapter once it has reached a certain size. These files when put together with editing software will play seamlessly as if they were never chaptered, and when played back from the camera directly will also play through as one continuation.

This chaptering is intentional and there is no way to keep the camera from doing so. Chapters are divided like this so in the event of a jolt or crash that causes a file to become corrupted, only a portion of your video will be effected and not the whole thing. While there is a file recovery feature in the camera, chaptering is a precaution step just in case the feature is unable to fix the video.

 

For HERO5 Black:

  • Chapter size: approx. 4.0 GB
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 20 min and above:  5 minutes

I hope this helps.

 

Thanks!

Ej

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Posts: 25,237

Re: I have a Hero 5 black. It only records for so long and then starts all over again.

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Hi @hardyjump81352

 

When taking a video recording, the camera will automatically segment into a new file chapter once it has reached a certain size. These files when put together with editing software will play seamlessly as if they were never chaptered, and when played back from the camera directly will also play through as one continuation.

This chaptering is intentional and there is no way to keep the camera from doing so. Chapters are divided like this so in the event of a jolt or crash that causes a file to become corrupted, only a portion of your video will be effected and not the whole thing. While there is a file recovery feature in the camera, chaptering is a precaution step just in case the feature is unable to fix the video.

 

For HERO5 Black:

  • Chapter size: approx. 4.0 GB
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 20 min and above:  5 minutes

I hope this helps.

 

Thanks!

Ej