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Sightseer
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My go pro 8 screen turns black when I start recording time lapse..its on standby mode and lcd scree

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Screen turns black after I press the record button for time lapse mode. Screen and buttons are unresponsive. Have to press the power button to bring back the screen menus
Nomad
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Re: My go pro 8 screen turns black when I start recording time lapse..its on standby mode and lcd s

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That's due to the fact that when you are recording in timelapse mode the screen shuts down to conserve power (time lapses usually late over an hour and half for a 15 - 30 second recording).  Also when you use timelapse the settings are already "locked" for that shot, so you can't change anything using the touch screen or menu's.