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Tourist
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SD Card Problems

Hello,
I need some help with my SD card asap. So I am on holiday right now in Samoa, and using my GoPro Hero 5 Black heaps. I have a 64GB SD card. Filming at 1080p60fps. My GoPro said I had 4 hours of footage before I left, now I have 1 hour of footage left. So I went to transfer some footage onto the laptop, and it said that all the files in total were 28GB. So I should still have about 36GB left on my SD card right? So how come the GoPro says I only have 1 hour left? Why won't it use all the 64GB? I still have a week of holiday left and I really want to be able to use the whole thing because idk if there is any camera stores around.

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Explorer
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Re: SD Card Problems

It depends on what the settings and resolution was set to when the camera stated 1 hour of recording. For example, 4K/30 you get about 1hour 7 minutes with 32GB card. Your 36GB remaining would give you slightly more but still around 1 hour. At 1080/30 and Protune enabled you would get 1 hour 28 minutes.

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Explorer
Posts: 12,208

Re: SD Card Problems

It depends on what the settings and resolution was set to when the camera stated 1 hour of recording. For example, 4K/30 you get about 1hour 7 minutes with 32GB card. Your 36GB remaining would give you slightly more but still around 1 hour. At 1080/30 and Protune enabled you would get 1 hour 28 minutes.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: SD Card Problems

Well I'm recording at 1080p 60fps. With my 64GB card, it said I had 4 hours of footage. I've now filmed 3 hours, and now says I have 1 hour left. But I checked the total file size of those 3 hours and it's 28GB. So another hour would bring it to around 35GB. Why isn't it using the full 64GB? Shouldn't I be able to use it until it is full?
Explorer
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Re: SD Card Problems

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Are you looking at available space on the SD or just totalling the recorded files? More than just the video/photo file is created and stored on the SD card.

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: SD Card Problems

I am looking at the total of the recorded files. What else is stored on the SD card that would take up like 30GB?
Explorer
Posts: 12,208

Re: SD Card Problems

Explorer
Posts: 12,208

Re: SD Card Problems

It depends on all of your settings, including audio.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: SD Card Problems

Well that link doesn't really help. I'm trying to understand why my 3 hours of footage is 28GB and I only have 1 hour of footage left, that 1 hour cannot take up the other 36GB. Why is it not using the full 64GB?!