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Hiker
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Looping

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I was using my Hero4 as a dash cam, set it for looping.

When I checked the shots on my computer I had muliple files, I thought it supposed to be deleting the older files.

I checked to make sure the camera was set propery.

Am I doing something wrong?

 


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GoPro
Posts: 28

Re: Looping

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@larryt when set to looping (or even just recording regular video), the camera will chapter footage (divide longer videos into sections). When you're looping, the chapter length will be dependent on your looping interval (i.e., the "5 MIN" looping interval will result in multiple 1 minute chapters). Taking this a step further, assuming that you've recorded continuously for >5 minutes, the camera will always make sure you have at least five minutes of footage on the SD card. 

 

You can check out specific chaptering (for looping and otherwise) below: 

 

HERO4 Black, Silver & Session

  • Chapter size: approx. 4.0 GB
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 20 min and above:  5 minutes

HERO+ LCD

  • Chapter size: approx. 2.2 GB
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set 20 min:  5 minutes
  • Chapter size with Looping set to anything above 20 min: 10 minutes

HERO3+

  • Chapter size: approx. 3.9 GB (HERO3+ Black Edition) / 2.2 GB (HERO3+ Silver Edition)
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set 20 min:  5 minutes
  • Chapter size with Looping set to anything above 20 min: 15 minutes


HERO3

  • Chapter size: approx. 3.78 GB (HERO3: Black Edition) / 1.99 GB (HERO3: Silver Edition & HERO3: White Edition)
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 20 min: 5 minutes
  • Chapter size with Looping set to anything above 20 min: 15 minutes


HD HERO2

  • Chapter size: approx. 1.99 GB

 

HTH!

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edg
GoPro
Posts: 28

Re: Looping

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@larryt when set to looping (or even just recording regular video), the camera will chapter footage (divide longer videos into sections). When you're looping, the chapter length will be dependent on your looping interval (i.e., the "5 MIN" looping interval will result in multiple 1 minute chapters). Taking this a step further, assuming that you've recorded continuously for >5 minutes, the camera will always make sure you have at least five minutes of footage on the SD card. 

 

You can check out specific chaptering (for looping and otherwise) below: 

 

HERO4 Black, Silver & Session

  • Chapter size: approx. 4.0 GB
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 20 min and above:  5 minutes

HERO+ LCD

  • Chapter size: approx. 2.2 GB
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set 20 min:  5 minutes
  • Chapter size with Looping set to anything above 20 min: 10 minutes

HERO3+

  • Chapter size: approx. 3.9 GB (HERO3+ Black Edition) / 2.2 GB (HERO3+ Silver Edition)
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set 20 min:  5 minutes
  • Chapter size with Looping set to anything above 20 min: 15 minutes


HERO3

  • Chapter size: approx. 3.78 GB (HERO3: Black Edition) / 1.99 GB (HERO3: Silver Edition & HERO3: White Edition)
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 20 min: 5 minutes
  • Chapter size with Looping set to anything above 20 min: 15 minutes


HD HERO2

  • Chapter size: approx. 1.99 GB

 

HTH!

Anonymous
Posts: 0

Re: Looping

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?

thanks

GoPro
Posts: 238

Re: Looping

Hey @bc221,

 

What type of camera are you using, and what resolution and framerate are you recording in?

 

Also, are you using a recommended micro SD card?

 

 

Anonymous
Posts: 0

Re: Looping

Well, i don't think the resolution and fps should matter?

I have a Hero 4 silver , 64Gb Samsung EVO, mode loopin, shooting in 1080, 50fps, fov medium.

I also noticed that after i turn it off and then back on it doesn't go into looping but video!!!

Why doesn't remember my last setup?

GoPro
Posts: 238

Re: Looping

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.

 

The card filling up during looping is a little harder to answer. Are you running one loop sequence, or are you making multiple looping videos? Looping is designed to save the footage once you press the recording button a second time to stop the recording. If you keep starting and stopping the recording, your micro SD card will eventually fill up.

 

Also, if your card doesn't have enough space to save a looped video, looping will be disabled. For instance if you have made multiple loops and have 17 min. of available space on your micro SD card, but the looping interval is set to 20 min. the camera wouldn't be able to save the entire 20 min. needed and therefore looping would be disabled.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Cheers,

Blake

Anonymous
Posts: 0

Re: Looping

EDG, so I have been trying to figure this out as well.  At over 20 minutes it does not loop the same file, it creates mulitply 5 minute files?  What is the point of looping if the camera keeps making new files  every 5 minutes?


@edg wrote:

@larryt when set to looping (or even just recording regular video), the camera will chapter footage (divide longer videos into sections). When you're looping, the chapter length will be dependent on your looping interval (i.e., the "5 MIN" looping interval will result in multiple 1 minute chapters). Taking this a step further, assuming that you've recorded continuously for >5 minutes, the camera will always make sure you have at least five minutes of footage on the SD card. 

 

You can check out specific chaptering (for looping and otherwise) below: 

 

HERO4 Black, Silver & Session

  • Chapter size: approx. 4.0 GB
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 20 min and above:  5 minutes

HERO+ LCD

  • Chapter size: approx. 2.2 GB
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set 20 min:  5 minutes
  • Chapter size with Looping set to anything above 20 min: 10 minutes

HERO3+

  • Chapter size: approx. 3.9 GB (HERO3+ Black Edition) / 2.2 GB (HERO3+ Silver Edition)
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set 20 min:  5 minutes
  • Chapter size with Looping set to anything above 20 min: 15 minutes


HERO3

  • Chapter size: approx. 3.78 GB (HERO3: Black Edition) / 1.99 GB (HERO3: Silver Edition & HERO3: White Edition)
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 5 min: 1 minute
  • Chapter size with Looping set to 20 min: 5 minutes
  • Chapter size with Looping set to anything above 20 min: 15 minutes


HD HERO2

  • Chapter size: approx. 1.99 GB

 

HTH!


 

edg
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Re: Looping

@Anonymous - Great queston! The camera chapters footage to help preserve files in the event of a catastrophic stoppage of recording (think: severe impact, accidentally ejecting the SD card, etc.). While the chapter that was in progress at the time of the event might be affected, the previously recorded chapters are typically intact. 

 

A good example would be if you wanted to run the camera as a dashcam on a long road trip--not so much to document the entirety of the drive, but more so in the event of an accident. If you either A) don't have much space on the SD card, or B) want to conserve space on the card for use later (e.g., when you get to your desitnation); looping maintains the amount of recorded video on your card. 

 

Let's say that the camera didn't chapter footage, and we had looping set to 20 minutes. We've been driving for 20m:0s, and an accident occurs at 20m:1s. If the camera had to wipe the previous 20 minutes in one fell swoop due to lack of chaptering, you'd not have any record of the seconds leading up to the accident.

 

As an alternative, what if the camera "chaptered" after the first 20 minutes, not overwriting the initial 20 minutes until another 20 minute segment was recorded? Yes, that would prevent the deletion of the seconds leading up to the accident, but you'd also have up to ≈40 minutes of recorded footage stored on the card. 

 

Does this help?

 

For reference to others that might stumble upon this thread, I've included a visual that might help to explain chaptering, in relation to looping. 

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