07-08-2018 03:33 PM
My Test Results
Ran my longer test. GoPro Hero6 + Firmware 2.01+ SanDisk Extreme 128GB V30 (yes, a card that is recommended on the GoPro website) 1080 60 fps. I stated that I would run the test for four hours, yet saw other requests for longer times, loops, etc. Well, I ran it for over SEVEN hours, the camera stated that there was about ten more minutes of recording left on the card (was not on loop function). However, I wanted to wrap this up. All of this was outdoors on a warm day. The first three hours were on a motorcycle ride in direct sunlight, the last four hours were outside on my porch, also in direct sunlight. Absolutely no spontaneous shutting off. No overheating....the camera wasn't really even hot to the touch. The video quality is terrific. The gauges recorded nicely. No problems what so ever.
Sure, it would be nice if Firmware 2.01 worked with every card, but I'll gladly use one of the listed cards so that I may use the Hero6 with the latest firmware and all of its' improvements. Could it fail after seven hours? I don't know. I could run it for ten hours, then ask "could it fail after ten hours?". That could go on ad infinitum.
This is good enough for me. Should I have any issues of failure in the future, I'll post on this site.
07-08-2018 03:43 PM
Thanks for your testing results Jay. I ordered a recommended large capacity card which should be here Wed. I will test as well and see what happens on my existing gopro hero6 black and see if I have results like yours.
07-14-2018 05:11 PM
07-17-2018 04:38 PM
Okay everyone. I ran the same gopro hero6 with the recommended list card, lexar 128gb 1000X. It failed with the latest firmware as I mentioned in a previous post. I put firmware 1.51 on and ran today for over 10 hours straight in the same vehicle, same location on the windshield, and still with ac vents blowing onto it, and guess what?? No failure... Tell me it isn't a firmware flaw gopro Techs! I never had a problem with the hero 6 till update 1.60 and above came out pertaining to this issue. Also it was hotter today as for outside temperature than it was on the test with the latest firmware. Today 106 degrees outside temps. It did not overheat on the latest firmware, or this one. This issue needs resolved ASAP Gopro!!! Quit telling lies about non compatible cards, overheating, installing the latest firmware with a manual update, blah, blah, blah. This issue needs escalated to a higher authority, maybe the firmware team to get this fixed once and for all.
07-17-2018 05:04 PM
WOW great to hear so FW 1.51 is the answer. Well it'sa steamer here and guess that was why mine failed but good to know when I need to do Long videos of something. thanks for hte testing and notes. FISH
09-08-2018 03:40 AM - edited 09-08-2018 03:42 AM
I have struggled with this shut down issue since january...
My setup is for live streaming:
1. Gopro without sd card and without battery
2. Micro HDMI and USB-C connected
3. HDMI goes to avermedia streaming box
4. From streaming box to laptop with USB 3.1 cable
5. Streaming 720p/60fps to youtube
Sometimes the camera has stayed on for along time over 12 hours and maybe more, but most often it shuts down in 1-2 hours.
Temperature is not a problem because the camera is located in big sport's hall's ceiling and temperature is between 13-20 celsius.
I haven't updated the newest firmware so i think i have the 1.60 version right now. Has the newest firmware fixed this problem or do i need to return this Gopro back to the store?