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Tourist
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Mirco SD not using full space

Hello, I have a 4GB mirco SD card on my HERO 5 Black and I've recorded a few videos but once I've transfered the videos/photos and delete them from my GoPro, my mirco SD card doesn't get back it's space. For example, it once said that I had 8mins of space and I recorded a 1min video leaving 7mins of space. Once I delete the video, it still says I only have 7mins of space left. I've formated the card and still have the same issue. Is there any other way to fix this issue?


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Nomad
Posts: 536

Re: Mirco SD not using full space

Two things would cause this, number one is you changed video resolution,turned on protune,changed to a higher frame rate. Or your SD card is not being formatted completely.

 

For the first set of options ensure you don't change any settings then format then see if it has changed.

 

For the second possibility try format just the card from a pc with a card reader.

 

Your main issue is going to be the card in the long term is going to hinder your camera as it's just to small capacity wise. Ensure you get a card from the approved list and go for 32gb minimum.

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Nomad
Posts: 536

Re: Mirco SD not using full space

Two things would cause this, number one is you changed video resolution,turned on protune,changed to a higher frame rate. Or your SD card is not being formatted completely.

 

For the first set of options ensure you don't change any settings then format then see if it has changed.

 

For the second possibility try format just the card from a pc with a card reader.

 

Your main issue is going to be the card in the long term is going to hinder your camera as it's just to small capacity wise. Ensure you get a card from the approved list and go for 32gb minimum.

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Mirco SD not using full space

Thank you! This was a big help!