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Tourist
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Issues after install new software 1.22

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Hi,

after install new software 1.22 manually, j have new bugs.

1. J cant recording in 4k/60fps, after choose this setting camera automatic turn on slowmode. When j click the snail and turn it off, camera auto change mode to 4k/30fps. The same happens with other resolutions

2. When setting the recording time to unlimited, the camera divides my recordings into approximately 5 minutes of samples

3. Despite the gps mode running, I cannot add a sticker with a meter etc.

Nomad
Posts: 5,674

Re: Issues after install new software 1.22

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3:  GPS is not working on the GoPro Hero 9 and there are many complaints about this.  GoPro say it's a software issue and they are looking into a fix for it.

 

2:  What you're talking about is called "file chaptering" and all GoPro camera's do this.  They cap the file size at 4GB and once that file size is reached the camera immediately starts a new file.  You can easily join these files back together in any video editor.  Setting the recording time to "Unlimited" has no affect on file size, it simpley addresses recording length in minutes.

 

1:  The average recording you see is shot at 30FPS.  So if you shoot a 10 second video at 30FPS you end up with a total of 300 frames.  When you shoot a slow motion video you are increasing the FPS.  So to get a 1/2 speed slow motion video you would shoot a 10 second video at 60FPS for a total of 600 frames and so on.  However there is also a thing called high frame rate recording.  This is when you want an image to be very crisp and clear with no blurring and it's shot the exact same way as a slow motion video.  It's just an increase in the amount of FPS.  A player has no way of knowing whether you recorded a slow motion video or high frame rate video and thus is tries to play back everything based upon length and not FPS.  So regardless of whether you wanted a high frame rate video shot at 60FPS or a slow motion video shot at 60FPS, most players will play back the same file to fit into the 10 second shooting time.

 

Your slow motion button simply injects meta data into the video stream to let certain players know it's a slow motion video but not all players recognize this.  So when you click off the slow motion mode, the meta data is not being written, however the file should still be shooting in 4K/60FPS.  

Hiker
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Re: Issues after install new software 1.22

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"Your slow motion button simply injects meta data into the video stream to let certain players know it's a slow motion video but not all players recognize this. So when you click off the slow motion mode, the meta data is not being written, however the file should still be shooting in 4K/60FPS."

 

Maybe it injects some metadata into the video stream (I don't know about that), but it definitely does not work the way you describe.  That icon lets you know you're using a faster frame rate than the base 30 and could use that footage as slow motion if you wanted to, but when you click on the button to "disable" slow motion it will revert back to 30FPS.

Nomad
Posts: 5,674

Re: Issues after install new software 1.22

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Maybe it injects some metadata into the video stream (I don't know about that), but it definitely does not work the way you describe.  That icon lets you know you're using a faster frame rate than the base 30 and could use that footage as slow motion if you wanted to, but when you click on the button to "disable" slow motion it will revert back to 30FPS.

 

Technically you're right in the sense that if you have a shot set up for 30FPS and you hit slow motion, it will just double the FPS so you can shoot slow motion.  So setting a shot up for 30FPS and hitting slow motion will give you a 60FPS frame rate.  If you have a shot set up for 60FPS (which will play back as a high frame rate video as opposed to slow motion) hitting the slow motion button will bump the frame rate up to 120FPS.  Tapping the button to turn off the slow motion video will revert the video back to 60FPS.  However since you cannot be recording during this change your video will always record in the frame rate it was set up for.  Hitting slow motion simply selects a different frame rate while injecting metadata to let certain players know it's a slow motion video.