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Hiker
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What do the camera beeps on a Hero7 Black mean?

I use my Hero 7 in voice mode most often.  When I give it commands like "GoPro start recording" it beeps.  Sometimes it beeps once when I give it that command, other times it beeps 3 times.  When I stop recording it sometimes beeps 3 times, and other times 7 times.  I'd really like a guide on what the beeps mean as I'm not looking at the camera when I give it voice commands but I do want to understand if the camera is truly doing what I say.

 

I've searched the support site and the manual for the camera and I can't find a simple guide on what the number of beeps means.  Does anyone know?


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GoPro
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Re: What do the camera beeps on a Hero7 Black mean?

Hi @ronj25

 

You may also refer to the information shared on this thread.

 

Thanks!
Ej

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Nomad
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Re: What do the camera beeps on a Hero7 Black mean?

A single beep is normally a highlight (marker) on video.

 

The beep sequence is not the greatest or as loud as I would like.

 

the start sequence and stop sequence are similar but the start has shorter beep at beginging.

stop has longer first beep.

 

not sure if i have had 7 beeps.

 

look at page 48 t0 51 in manual (english)

 

suggest you do a few tests at home and talk to your camera and watch/listen what it does with different commands

 

in noisy enviroment it does not always hear commands and sometimes in quite enviroment it think it hears a command with just normal talking taking place.

 

 

 

 

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Re: What do the camera beeps on a Hero7 Black mean?

Hi @ronj25

 

You may also refer to the information shared on this thread.

 

Thanks!
Ej

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Hiker
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Re: What do the camera beeps on a Hero7 Black mean?

Thanks for the reference to that thread.  I'm finding the beep counts are a little different but close to what that thread states.

 

Here are mine:

 

Scenario 1: When powered on

Saying "GoPro Start Recording" or "manually start a recording via a button press" = 1 beep

Saying "GoPro Stop Recording" or "manually stopping a recording via a button press"  = 1 beep, followed by 3 beeps

 

Scenario 2: When powered off

Saying "GoPro Start Recording" = 3 beeps

Saying "GoPro Stop Recording" = 7 beeps

or

"Manual stopping a recording via a button press" = 1 beep, followed by 7 beeps

 

Scenario 3: When recording is manually started via a button press from a powered off state = 3 beeps

Saying "GoPro Stop Recording" = 1 beep, followed by 7 beeps

 

My Opinion: Design Flaw

In my opinion, there's a design flaw, at least for my scenario.  Imagine you have the camera mounted on your head and you've been recording off and on for quite a while, you want to ensure you're recording and so you say, "GoPro start recording" and you hear 3 beeps.  You feel confident that you're recording, but later you find out that you were already recording in scenario 1 above and the camera thought you said "GoPro stop recording" and you missed hearing the first beep before the pause.

 

Anyway, I'd love for the beep patterns to clearly indicate the state you're in...recording or not.  

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Adventurer
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Re: What do the camera beeps on a Hero7 Black mean?

BY the time you sit down, or you wrote what you heard you understand it by memory.

 

1 QC Press once. 4 beeps recording. stop 1 beep finished recording then 7 beeps off

Mode On 3 beeps on  Press record 1  beep starts recording stop  1 beep then 4 beeps

 

mode off 7 beeps

 

QC   photo timelapse  2 beeps....

 

  going to go have some fun you can   simply figure it out without gopro's chart in about 10 minutes time but I agree. they could have offered a chart.

 

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Nomad
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Re: What do the camera beeps on a Hero7 Black mean?

it looks so simple like that.

 

I do find at times it misinterprets stardard talking as a "gopro command" and when recording it does a single beep and stops recording.

 

Its one beep only.

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Adventurer
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Re: What do the camera beeps on a Hero7 Black mean?

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Adventurer
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Re: What do the camera beeps on a Hero7 Black mean?

took me that long 5 plus minutes to go through the beeps.. now if you simply  use your phones notes , you  can reference  them to learn.   not hard to do (smiles)