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Sightseer
Posts: 1

Is there a way to have motion detection on my Hero 7 Black?

I'd love to use my Hero 7 Black as a camera to watch the foxes in my garden at night, is there a way I can setup the camera to work with motion detection so it only records movement and not continually. I thought a few years back it was built into my GoPro 3 but can't find any info on this topic, it would seem like something that should be fairly easy to impliment but I can't find anything other than 3rd party kit costing $100+ 

 

Thanks.

Nomad
Posts: 1,299

Re: Is there a way to have motion detection on my Hero 7 Black?

Unfortunately no model GoPro supports motion detection.  However if you buy a cheap $30 webcam the software usually includes motion detection, there's also freeware apps for Windows that work with such webcams and also support motion detection.  Remember, the GoPro is actually a sports action cam, not a security camera.

GoPro
Posts: 3,032

Re: Is there a way to have motion detection on my Hero 7 Black?

@supershore23817, that's an interesting question. This is currently not a feature on any GoPro cameras.

 

Your feedback and suggestion are very much appreciated though. I'll pass this along to the team. 

 

Feel free to post back if you have any further questions.

 

Ann

Adventurer
Posts: 9,727

Re: Is there a way to have motion detection on my Hero 7 Black?

Wyze camera or Pan their night vision  motion tracking all for 20-30.

 

go to gopro.com/feedback then hear gopro say I'll pass this info on we  asked many years ago and stil wil lnot get that in a action camera?  lens is to wide.