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Tourist
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If GoPro has Photo mode why can't it work a Flash?

If there is a Photo mode on a GoPro why can't it sync with a flash?


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GoPro
Posts: 10,603

Re: If GoPro has Photo mode why can't it work a Flash?

 

 

Thanks for your suggestion @royaldive36754

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

Please continue to check our website for updates.

 

Regards,

Ej

 

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GoPro
Posts: 8,294

Re: If GoPro has Photo mode why can't it work a Flash?

Hello @royaldive36754

 

Yes, there is a Photo mode for the HERO7 Black camera. The photo dimensions are detailed here

What seems to be the issue with the flash? Please provide us more information so we can help further. 

 

Thanks, 
Marius

Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: If GoPro has Photo mode why can't it work a Flash?

Hi Marius,

 

The point being: as the GoPro (5,6,7) will work with continuous lighting (it is not designed for low lightng situations) why can someone not come up with a way to trigger the continuous light so that it will behave like a flashgun, i.e. a brief burst of light in photo mode, or is that too impossible for some boffin to devise?

 

Thanks,

 

DUNCAN

GoPro
Posts: 10,603

Re: If GoPro has Photo mode why can't it work a Flash?

 

 

Thanks for your suggestion @royaldive36754

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

Please continue to check our website for updates.

 

Regards,

Ej

 

Hiker
Posts: 281

Re: If GoPro has Photo mode why can't it work a Flash?


@royaldive36754 wrote:

Hi Marius,

 

The point being: as the GoPro (5,6,7) will work with continuous lighting (it is not designed for low lightng situations) why can someone not come up with a way to trigger the continuous light so that it will behave like a flashgun, i.e. a brief burst of light in photo mode, or is that too impossible for some boffin to devise?

 

Thanks,

 

DUNCAN


Yes they work with continuous lighting - such as room lights, street lights, ambient lighting.  Why don't you just switch the light on?  How would you rewire all these to be triggered by a flash?  If you feel the need to take photos with a flash why not get a camera where stills photography was it's design goal - something that the Gopro isn't.

Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: If GoPro has Photo mode why can't it work a Flash?

Hi Guys,

Yes, if I want a proper Photograph I would take out my D500, attach a flash, put it on a tripod or monopod and "click" but... if I only want proof that the neighbour's cat was in my kitchen, again, I would grab one of my GoPro's and then have to fight with her that it WAS her cat, again "doesn't look like my cat, wrong colour" blah, blah, blah...

Now, the GoPro comes with a little red light which can turn on when shooting, surely all it would take was a little sensor stuck over the light which could trigger some kind of controller that would send an off/on signal to a light and there you go. I am not an electrician or a genius, so if could think of it, maybe someone at GoPro could develop the notion

 

Thanks,

 

DUNCAN.

Hiker
Posts: 281

Re: If GoPro has Photo mode why can't it work a Flash?

 

Well, that's a pretty specific usage scenario:D 

 

Of course any development from Gopro or a third party company would need the probability of high need and sales to cover the cost of development.

 

I doubt that the LED would be powerful enough to set a flash off in Slave Mode.  Do you have a slave flash you could try it out with?

 

Would leaving a continuous light source on stop the cat from coming in the kitchen?  Would a trail camera not be better (although if it's in IR mode then no colour)?

 

Not sure if something like this woul;d work either.  It does say it can be triggered with a flashlight but if it's close enough it might get triggered by the LED.

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Re: If GoPro has Photo mode why can't it work a Flash?

Duncan, could you please develop flash funtionality for me, for free.   Oh and right away.

 

Waiting.