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Tourist
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Video+Photo mode (simultaneously) - great on hero 5, removed on 8

why is this function not available?

its an important tool


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Explorer
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Re: Video+Photo mode (simultaneously) - great on hero 5, removed on 8

Because it's patented by Ambarella (the processing chip maker for older GoPro cameras). GoPro does not have the rights to use this tech in the new GP1 chip.

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Explorer
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Re: Video+Photo mode (simultaneously) - great on hero 5, removed on 8

Because it's patented by Ambarella (the processing chip maker for older GoPro cameras). GoPro does not have the rights to use this tech in the new GP1 chip.
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Tourist
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Re: Video+Photo mode (simultaneously) - great on hero 5, removed on 8

thanks, its disapointing that this is the case, and that gopro hide issues like this.

back to my hero5

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Explorer
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Re: Video+Photo mode (simultaneously) - great on hero 5, removed on 8

How did they hide it?
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Adventurer
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Re: Video+Photo mode (simultaneously) - great on hero 5, removed on 8

 they tricked you in buying it to I bet

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Hiker
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Re: Video+Photo mode (simultaneously) - great on hero 5, removed on 8

Gopro definately tricked people by not producing a list of all the things that the Hero 8 can't do.

 

I was totally dissapointed to get mine and find out that it can't make a decent capacinno - why didn't Gopro tell me this.

 

I'm supprised at how often people seem to buy a camera that doesn't advertise a function, assume that it will have that function without checking then badmouth the camera for not having something it wasn't advertised as having in the first place.

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Adventurer
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Re: Video+Photo mode (simultaneously) - great on hero 5, removed on 8

So I want my funds Back, the  seriel of my bills are

  • C3457847840385285
  • S764606-776-776994
  • E5307963677697694
  • F3745490749576445
  • G8604974976764584

the Quater are 1958, 1987, the pennies  1945 wheat, and my nickle a buffolo wooden nickle  19**

 

exactly what I sent retuned back. if I have no photo  plus video mode.   

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Tourist
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Re: Video+Photo mode (simultaneously) - great on hero 5, removed on 8

as the user of a previous model, i expected basic functions to be maintained, i did not realise this was an unrealistic expectation when "upgrading"