10-12-2016 12:04 PM
To answer your easy question, the cameras don't remember the last setting you were in before you power the camera off. Instead they open up into the default capture mode, which you can set by going into the Setup Menu of your camera.
Go into the Setup Menu and scroll down until you see Default Mode on the back LCD screen, or "DFLT" if you are using the front LCD screen and the buttons of the camera. Set that to Looping, and anytime you power on your camera it will boot into the Looping mode.
I hope this helps.
This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for posting.
I have tested and verified these steps work to set the default behavior to 'looping'.
10-20-2016 08:56 AM
I have a 64GB sd card and whatever the shooting mode or resolution i get SD card full and the comera turns off.
why isn't looping working?
I found the same thing on our Hero 4 with a 64GB card. I am using it as a dash cam, with looping enabled by default.
When I stop the camera recoirding at the end of a day of loop recording, then try to start recording again, recording fails and I get a message on the LCD screen that 'SD card is full'. As a side note, if I am using the Android App and try to start recording, nothing happens, and I get no message about a full SD card. I only see the message if I try to start recording by pressing the recording button on the camera itself.
To resolve this issue, I have to delete at least one of the previous 5 minute loop recordings so there is enough space to start recording again. Once I delete at least one file, the camera will start recording.
It kind of sucks that I have to manually delete one of the files to get loop recording to start again on a full SD card. You'd think it would just resume where it left off, and delete the oldest file like it does while recording is active. Perhaps this will be addressed in a future software update.
Hope this helps others.
12-14-2016 07:25 PM
Are you using the MAX setting?
Unfortunately there is a bug with it.
Choosing the MAX setting will work for a while, but at some point, the camera will decide (incorrectly) that there is not enough room on the SD card to continue. If you wish to maximise the loop, use the 2 hour setting to avoid the problem you have with having to delete a chapter (unless of course you are happy to keep going with that).
If you use HiLight tags, does the chapter of footage get protected from being overwritten when it has been hi-lighted?
03-07-2017 02:14 PM
So, I want to go fishing and record the 5 minutes to hook and land a fish repeatedly. I'm thinking I should set the looping to 5 minutes, then every time I catch a fish, I press the shutter button, and it should save the previous 5 minutes, then I press the shutter button again and it should continue recording until I catch the next fish, and then repeat, and on throughout the day only saving 5 minute increments of just the action? So why the one minute saves?
03-07-2017 03:38 PM
It's possible you're seeing chaptering. Here's more info... https://gopro.com/support/articles/how-does-looping-work
05-24-2017 10:39 AM
I've read all the above threads and I have not found the solution to resolving my looping issues.
Hero 3, 1080p, 30 fps, 60 min chapters, 16 gb Sandisk
The unit allows me to set looping with these conditions. Why is it turning off after creating 3 files (15, 15, and 14 min)???? Please help!