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My hero 7 records longer than 11 min but when I watch the video on my laptop it's only 11 min.

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My hero 7 records longer than 11 min but when I put the SD card in my laptop and watch the video it's only 11 min.

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Re: My hero 7 records longer than 11 min but when I watch the video on my laptop it's only 11 min.

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@colefish09, just to check, do you see more video files in the microSD card?

The files are probably chaptered into multiple segments since you recorded a long video.

When taking a video recording, the camera will automatically segment into a new file chapter once it has reached a certain size. This chaptering is intentional so in the event of a jolt or crash that causes a file to become corrupted, only a portion of your video will be affected and not the whole thing.

These files when put together with editing software will play seamlessly as if they were never chaptered, and when played back from the camera directly will also play through as one continuation.

 

For further details, see GoPro Camera File Chaptering Information.