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LiveView with USB connected HERO 6

Hi,

 

Is there any way how to have a live-view with connected USB cable to the camera? Now I can see just "USB Connected". I like to have USB connected for power on the camera and still have live-view via HDMI and can record video.

 

Another question is if I can have HDMI connected and have live-view on the camera display and another display (via HDMI) simultaneously?

 

The last question Is it possible have the camera in live-view (record) mode right after switch on with HDMI cable connected?

 

Thank you very much!


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GoPro
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Re: LiveView with USB connected HERO 6


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GoPro
Posts: 9,511

Re: LiveView with USB connected HERO 6

Hi @plizi

 

You may refer to these articles for information:

 

Can HERO6 Black Play Back 4K Content on a 4K TV?

Best Ways to Achieve Video Out Signal via HDMI

 

 

Thanks!

EJ

Sightseer
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Re: LiveView with USB connected HERO 6

This is in no way an answer to his question.

Adventurer
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Re: LiveView with USB connected HERO 6

if I understoodcorrectly and why I did it live. on here    and what I just read from this thread...

 

 

 

GoPro
Posts: 7,857

Re: LiveView with USB connected HERO 6

Hello @plizi

 

Live view via HDMI plus USB-C to camera for charging = Yes

Live view via HDMI plus live view on the camera = No, once connected to HDMI cable, the camera display screen goes black. 

Live view via HDMI while recording = Yes, with the camera set in Media or Monitor for HDMI output

 

Hope this helps. 

 

Thanks, 
Marius

Adventurer
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Re: LiveView with USB connected HERO 6


@plizi wrote:

Hi,

 

Is there any way how to have a live-view with connected USB cable to the camera?

 

Yes.   Plug in a USB type C cable to a Powerbank, ac charger,  while the camera is on Standby it is Charging, when recording it will work "only" off the battery.  Remove your battery and you can then  record unlimited no  til lyour sdxccard fills.

Now I can see just "USB Connected". I like to have USB connected for power on the camera and still have live-view via HDMI and can record video.

 

If what you are saying you see a USB connection then you are not correctly connected.

 

Another question is if I can have HDMI connected and have live-view on the camera display and another display (via HDMI) simultaneously?  

 

That I have not your answer to. but I am sure if you have  some type of switch it's possible.

 

The last question Is it possible have the camera in live-view (record) mode right after switch on with HDMI cable connected?

 

Your camera HDMI is plugged in, any time you turn on the camera its ready to record,  the  only thing I did not try was quick capture b/c only themode on works.

 

Thank you very much!


I answered in bold & red. why a Moderator who is of Gopro does not take the time   not sure if he owns a gopro.  

Sightseer
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Re: LiveView with USB connected HERO 6

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Hi @mariustanya,

 

You answered that it is possible to charge/power up HERO 6 via USB-C when it's streaming live video through HDMI: "Live view via HDMI plus USB-C to camera for charging = Yes"

 

This is indeed possible when HERO 6 is connected to an external USB power source...

 

...but when HERO 6 is connected to a (Macbook Pro) computer's USB-C port it only shows "USB Connected" text through HDMI and no live video.

 

I would like to use HERO 6 as an external web camera with Elgato Cam Link capture device and not carry around an extra USB charger just to power up HERO 6. I would like to power it up through my computer's USB port while my computer is on.

 

The question is: Is it somehow possible to power up HERO 6 though computer's USB-C port and at the same time stream live video through HDMI connection (without the text "USB Connected")?

GoPro
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Re: LiveView with USB connected HERO 6

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With the native features of the HERO6 Black camera, powering it up through a computer's USB-C port and at the same time stream live video through HDMI connection (without the text "USB Connected") would not be possible, @niceoasis44620. The camera is detected as a USB device every time it is connected to a computer and powered on. Charging and live view would only be possible if the charging is made through an actual power source. Thanks!