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Tourist
Posts: 4

Night Time Lapse Photo

I was attempting to shoot the meteor shower last evening from Clingman’s Dome in the GSMNP and about 1 hour in I wanted to relocate the camera. I tried to turn the recording off using my iPhone but the camera went into “saving” mode and froze. After an hour of letting it sit in that mode I had to pull the battery to shut it down. The camera was also very warm when it shut down. What happened?
Explorer
Posts: 12,213

Re: Night Time Lapse Photo

What SD card are you using and have you run a manual update?
Backpacker
Posts: 950

Re: Night Time Lapse Photo

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which GoPro is it your using as well. i never have much luck doing long recordings/nightlapses with the Hero 5 or 6 so always revert to my trust Hero 4 Black

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Night Time Lapse Photo

Not sure on the SD card (it is back in the room) but I have run the update.
I am using the Hero 5 Black. I was using 30 sec shutter speed in auto and wide fov.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Night Time Lapse Photo

I am using a Micro SD 128GB. I had heard before that there have been issues with controlling the camera with an iPhone. Have you heard that?
GoPro
Posts: 10,731

Re: Night Time Lapse Photo

 

Hi @lbyeary

 

Freezing issues are mostly caused either by the SD card or the software.

Here are the recommended SD cards for your camera. SD Cards that Work with GoPro Cameras

You may also go over the troubleshooting steps listed here: Camera Freezes Up

 

Regards,

Ej

 

 

 

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Night Time Lapse Photo

Both my SD cards are SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB and they are not on the approved list. That is probably the problem since my software is updated. Thanks for the help from everyone.
GoPro
Posts: 10,731

Re: Night Time Lapse Photo

 

Hi @lbyeary

 

You are welcome!

Try to get one from the list then see how your camera behaves.

Feel free to post back if there are any updates.

 

Regards,

Ej