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Sightseer
Posts: 4

Static, strange black lines and color craziness on GoPro Hero 3+ BE

Is anyone able to help me with why my GoPro does this?

 

It will sometimes show ok for a bit and then seems ok, or for a whole clip or in an out of filming. I have done a firmware update, full factory reset and also changed MicroSD cards many times and now just changed to a Sandisk Extreme U3 V3 which is the fastest you can get and has fully ruled out any speed or sd card issues.

 

Very lost!

Help!

 

 

 

Adventurer
Posts: 10,327

Re: Static, strange black lines and color craziness on GoPro Hero 3+ BE

I think you did fine. camera is not being put to any  electronics that causes interference? happens  anywhere, right? I  get to gopro tech, get you another camera and chalk it up to the sensor

Sightseer
Posts: 4

Re: Static, strange black lines and color craziness on GoPro Hero 3+ BE

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Thanks for your quick reply.

 

Yes it happens anywhere. I only first discovered it the other day on reviewing some videos of my fairly recent trip to Canada. So many clips ruined :(

 

I have now emailed GoPro support as well asking and see what they say. Cheers

Adventurer
Posts: 10,327

Re: Static, strange black lines and color craziness on GoPro Hero 3+ BE

 a fair question werre you shooting in PAL  or NTSC can you replicate the issue at home.

Sightseer
Posts: 4

Re: Static, strange black lines and color craziness on GoPro Hero 3+ BE

I have tried both NTSC and PAL and same thing happens. Canada was all filmed in NTSC and now I am using PAL.

 

I will see what GoPro support say but sounds like they will just offer me 20% off a new one which I don't want to do. If they aren't able to help, I may just do a tear down (seeing as it's out of warranty now anyways) and remove, blow and clean connectors and reattach the sensor and see what happens.

 

Worse case scenario if that doesn't fix it, I may buy a faulty (in other areas) GoPro 3+ BE and steal the sensor from that and see if that will sort it out. Looks a cheaper way to do it than buying a new sensor or replacement.

 

Thanks fishy for getting back to me...

Sightseer
Posts: 4

Re: Static, strange black lines and color craziness on GoPro Hero 3+ BE

Sorry, accidentally deleted the other video lol

 

Re-uploaded again in case anyone else still wants to see it....

 

Adventurer
Posts: 10,327

Re: Static, strange black lines and color craziness on GoPro Hero 3+ BE

NP glad to help out     glad to see you got good use out of it  do not give up it can be something very simple and overlooked.   keep the site posted