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Sightseer
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screen goes black in record mode after about 30 sec.

Brand new Hero 7 Black ... the screen goes black after about 30 sec while in record mode. Is there someway to defeat that "feature"?


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Backpacker
Posts: 701

Re: screen goes black in record mode after about 30 sec.

Smiley Wink 

hi,

 

yes.

 

actually is 1min by default.

 

Preferences> Touch display> ScreenSaver

1, 2, 3 min or never

 

if >1min, after 1min, you will see "darker" screen.

 

it is about power management, but yes sometimes we want to see what we record.

 

so to bring back the normal screen from black or the normal luminosity (from "darker" screen):

- touch the screen (if posible, I mean you reach it, not in waterproof case..., not wearing gloves)

- push the side button - will add a HiLight but also light the screen for another ScreenSaver period

 

hope this helps,

robert

 

 

 

 

 

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Backpacker
Posts: 701

Re: screen goes black in record mode after about 30 sec.

Smiley Wink 

hi,

 

yes.

 

actually is 1min by default.

 

Preferences> Touch display> ScreenSaver

1, 2, 3 min or never

 

if >1min, after 1min, you will see "darker" screen.

 

it is about power management, but yes sometimes we want to see what we record.

 

so to bring back the normal screen from black or the normal luminosity (from "darker" screen):

- touch the screen (if posible, I mean you reach it, not in waterproof case..., not wearing gloves)

- push the side button - will add a HiLight but also light the screen for another ScreenSaver period

 

hope this helps,

robert

 

 

 

 

 

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: screen goes black in record mode after about 30 sec.

So, in theory, if I set the screen saver to "never", the screen should never go black?

Backpacker
Posts: 701

Re: screen goes black in record mode after about 30 sec.

hi,

not  just in theory...I tested these.

 

as I said, in this case after 1’min the screen goes darker, but you still see it.

robert