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Tourist
Posts: 3

What is the maximum recording time for the Hero 6 Black?

I like to do this thing with my gopro hero 4 silver when traveling where I attatch it to my backpack and battery bank and just leave it recording for multiple hours on end (maximum 5-7 hours) at 2.7K30.

 

I would like to be able to do this with the new higher performance shooting modes of the Hero 6 4K30 + EIS or 4K60 does anyone know if there is a maximum recording time on the Hero 6 when shooting at these modes?

 

Helpfull Notes:

  • I'll be using either 128Gb or 256Gb U3 Micro SD cards
  • Most places I visit are -5 to 15 degrees celcius so hopefully this should prevent overheating?
  • Ill be feeding power through an Anker high capacity powerbank.

 

Nomad
Posts: 130

Re: What is the maximum recording time for the Hero 6 Black?

I have herd that both Hero5 and Hero6 work with some 256 cards. Although there are currently none on GoPro recomended list. The largest are128gb cards. With GoPro Hero6 & Fusion moving to the H.265 codec file sizes should be reduced by approx 40%. From what I understand this is only used on some of the larger resolutions and while using protune. 

 

To answer your main question I think it will all vary dependong on the situation. 

Nomad
Posts: 572

Re: What is the maximum recording time for the Hero 6 Black?

hi all,

 

1. on mine with 128GB Samsung SDXC card, shows:

 

4k 25fps   4h02min - not HEVC, so not so effective as the following

4k 50fps   4h12min - HEVC even double info, more capacity reported 

2.7k 25fps 7h42min - non HEVC

2.7k 50fps 4h05min - non HEVC

 

2. due to the issues reported, be careful when using 4k30fps superview - dual-split, freezing, etc. 

as a workaround:

- use 4k25fps superview, meaning change the mode to PAL (from NTSC).

- or do not upgrade hero 6 to v01.51, leave it at v01.00 (still check the charging issue)

 

3. temperature

- I made some rides lately on my bicycle at +5...+15 degree Celsius.

- I might say that at 4k25fps and 2.7k50fps a battery will last around 50min

- the temperature will cool down you gopro for sure, but also affect the battery life, and your Anker power bank too.

 

@adroso...actually we expect a feedback from you how Hero6 behaved in your trip!

 

have a nice trip!....I would recommend you to have always a backup solution....for camera, SD cards and power management....in "capturing the moment", which is all about when filming or photo, some moments are unique....be prepared for them...

 

robert

 

 

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Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: What is the maximum recording time for the Hero 6 Black?

UPDATE:

 

Today I recorded for over 7 hours uninterupted on my hero 6 at 4K30 Superview.

 

I had it connected to my Anker baterybank and a 256GB Samsung Evo+ SD card. This was not in a hot environment but roughly 20 degrees Celcius and the GoPro did get really hot, but it pushed through and I could not be happier with the result.

Nomad
Posts: 572

Re: What is the maximum recording time for the Hero 6 Black?

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@adroso....thank you for keep us posted!

....glad it worked!

 

enjoy it!

 

robert

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: What is the maximum recording time for the Hero 6 Black?

Hi,

 

I have been trying to do this without success. I've gotten 1.5 ours max bewfore the first interruption.

 

I tried at 1080-60 with 128GB Samsung card.

 

The GoPro Hero6 starts running off the battery and reconnecting the power bank causes the go pro to power off. I was using a 20000mAh RavPower powerbank.

 

Any tips?

 

Thanks!

Tourist
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Re: What is the maximum recording time for the Hero 6 Black?

I have just used my Hero 6+ black edition to record from the cab of several trains. I get a little over 5 hrs at 1080 25fps using a Samsung 128 GB card. I power the camera from an Anker power pack, but I had to remove the battery from the camera to make sure it took power from the external pack. If I use a changed battery in the camera the Anker power pack thinks it has done its job and automatically turns off, causing the camera to draw power from its own battery instead of the external source. The Anker pack I use does not sense the camera batery is running low, it has to be turned on manually. I also like to add the stabilization on this camera is excellent. My GoPro 3+ gives 17hrs on the same settings, I am not sure why there is such a big difference.

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Re: What is the maximum recording time for the Hero 6 Black?

Hello @foggymesa346

 

Very interesting results you got there. Aside from keeping the same settings, were other features turned on on the HERO6 Black camera when you used it? These features could include Protune, Wi-Fi, the display screen, and others. This could set the difference in the duration of recording. Feel free to post back for other details or questions. 

 

Thanks, 
Marius