11-05-2017 11:50 PM
Funny I have had it happen twice and the strange part was it happened when I was in a place with free wifi, I woonder if it has to do with the GPS or bluetooth or it it picking up a signal form outside interference? Just asking cause I dont know besides that this camera rocks!
11-06-2017 01:35 AM
I suspect it is caused by an error writing to the SD card. On the same day that I got the split screen my audio wasn't recording with my videos and the camera froze after 9 seconds recording in 4K/60 and 1080/240 repetitively. I switched out the card (Samsung Pro Select) for a Lexar 1000X and the camera went back to recording normally.
I've done follow up test recording with a Samsung Pro and Pro+ without issue. I switched back to the Select and the camera froze again. I put the same Select card in my Hero5 Session and it works fine. It's not just the Hero6, or GoPro cameras for that matter, that seem to be affected by these cards.
I don't know why, but some cards (not just make/model but the card itself) just don't play nice in certain devices. I have a SanDisk Extreme that causes my Hero5 Session to lock up but it works fine in my Hero5 Black and Hero3+ Black (it's current camera). I also have a Lexar 633X that I use in my Hero3 Black that works fine but locks up my Samsung Galaxy S7. However, if I use a different Lexar 633X (which is in my phone right now) it works in the Samsung but locks up my Hero3.
11-06-2017 01:43 AM
11-06-2017 03:17 AM
@danielr15 ....interesting tests.... I agree...despite what manufacturer advertise, even if the cards have similar specs, in practice could behave very different...I encounter this with Nikon DSLR (when shoot bursts), and GoPro
11-06-2017 03:42 AM
Additionally, on cards that have had several separate recordings it might be forcing the camera to write randomly instead of sequentially. This will also have a big impact on the write speed.
While you can delete files on the card from the camera, it is best to only do it after you are finished shooting to reduce the chances of the camera having to do a random vs sequential write. Again, this is not just for GoPro cameras. I'm not saying you can't delete files and continue recording, but my assumption is you will increase the chance of error by doing so. This is one of the reasons it's good to delete all/format after offloading the files.
11-06-2017 04:06 AM