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Night Lapse stops after recent firmware update.

My GoPro Hero Black stops after taking 26 images after the last update firmware update v04.00just a few days ago. before that it would take Night Lapse photo untill the batter was exhausted somewhere around 800 images. now since the update to V04.00 it stops after 26. when  check on the camera the displays shows 00 for the frames taken but I can scroll through the menu and then it displays 26 the number of frames it takes. After that point I can start the night lapse and it will take another 26 images then stop again

 

. its there a fix for this?

Can I go back to the earlier revision of the firmware that works?

 


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Tourist
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Re: Night Lapse stops after recent firmware update.

Good News!! I received a New Replacement Hero 4 Black as a Warranty Replacement.

So Kudos to GoPro for taking care of my issue.

I did notice that it has Firmware V03.00 so I will not be doing any updating since I never had issues before.

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Tourist
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Re: Night Lapse stops after recent firmware update.

I have a new Hero 4 Black with the latest upgraded firmware.

I am currently learning how to use it, but NightLapse stops recording early.
I am setting up NightLapse each evening and I am using a fully charged Backpack battery in addition to the internal fully charged battery.

I have left WIFI on. My SD card is recomended. I have formatted the card in my GoPro.

I got about 134 shots last time - between 2355 hrs and 0039 hrs ( 44 minutes ) -  and the battery is not fully depleted when I turn the camera on in the morning. ( Each shot is 15 seconds exposure, f2.8, 4000x3000 with about 20 seconds between exposures )

This is disconcerting as I have just payed £500 on GoPro, memory card and accessories.

May I suggest an alternative Firmware that writes a log onto the card which records every action ( similar to ho Magic Lantern does this on Canon cameras ).

We would then be able to work out what state the GoPro is in when it turns off. 
( it would include changes to the amount of charge - or report at certain battery charge thresholds )

I will keep testing - I will try normal timelapse on a full battery, then video.

Thanks


Steve

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: Night Lapse stops after recent firmware update.

Same issue here as OP, 26 shots then I go out to check it 2 hours later and it's just been sitting idle in video mode.I have a Gopro Hero4 with v4.0 firmware update.

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: Night Lapse stops after recent firmware update.

I tried a different sd card and it started taking more than 26 images for me.  I spent a lot of time troubleshooting last night. 

I was running this kind of card in my GoPro Hero4 Black when I started having the issues:

 

SanDisk Extreme® microSDXC™ UHS-I Card for Action Cameras_64GB
 
SDSDQXL-064G-AA4A
 
 
 

Strangely enough, the card that I got it to work with is an old 32GB Toshiba card I had laying around from my old cell phone.  I'll have to get back with you on image quality and all, but for now it looks like it might be that the Sandisk sd card doesn't want to let the GoPro take more than 26 images?

 

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Tourist
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Re: Night Lapse stops after recent firmware update.

I contacted GoPro and they are RMAing my camera. I would have been fine with flashing the camera back to V3.0 since it worked perfectly before the firmware upgrade..

Im disapointed as I had just got into Night Lapse a few nights before the firmware update hosed the camera.

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: Night Lapse stops after recent firmware update.

That's too bad.  Mine seems to work better with a different sd card.  I'm testing it tonight (currently) so we'll see how the Toshiba handles the stills.  Weirdly specific problem, if it turns out to be a batch of cameras not liking Sandisk for Nightlapse after v4.0.

Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: Night Lapse stops after recent firmware update.

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@rapiddive18153 wrote:

That's too bad.  Mine seems to work better with a different sd card.  I'm testing it tonight (currently) so we'll see how the Toshiba handles the stills.  Weirdly specific problem, if it turns out to be a batch of cameras not liking Sandisk for Nightlapse after v4.0.

 

 

Oops, looks like I spoke too soon.  Same issue cropped up again after 26 shots tonight with the different sd card.  It worked earlier today and last night though.  I'm trying one more time with a 15 sec/continuous instead of 30 sec/continuous or else just giving up on this. 

 

And/or we'll see what support says.


Tourist
Posts: 6

Re: Night Lapse stops after recent firmware update.

Same here, getting my camera RMA'ed as well.  Bummer.