11-19-2017 08:28 PM - edited 11-19-2017 08:30 PM
I ran into the same issue with a Hero 6 mounted upside down on my road bike. I did some testing and here is what 'seem' to be happening.
1.) If you press the button to record (quick capture) and wait for the beep to indicate that it started recording before your start moving/riding the bike, then your video orientation will be correct
2.) If you started moving already and press the button to record, your video will come out upside down.
So it looks like once the camera is in motion, it does not know to initialize it's orientation for auto rotate to function properly. I am not sure if this is a hardware limitation or something that can be solve by firmware updates (if this is indeed the issue).
Others can confirm if my finding is correct or not.
05-20-2018 01:48 AM
06-18-2018 02:53 AM
I'm getting puzzled by the autorotate option as well on my Hero 6. I've only had it a week so am prepared to admit it's something I'm doing wrong.
If I mount the Hero6 in the car mount upside down and start recording it displays correctly on the LCD screen on the back of the camera but when I import it into a PC for editing it's the wrong way up.
So what am I missing?
Thanks in advance
06-18-2018 08:58 AM
Which auto rotation option did you use for your set-up? Did you import the media directly through Quik? I did a number of trials, both with recording and image capture and the files show right-side up when imported. This is true with viewing the files either in Quik or other media player. Let us know how it is on your end.
06-18-2018 09:10 AM
My ultimate aim is to import the clips into power director but would rather not have to flip them as part of the workflow if I can
Than I you
06-18-2018 09:10 AM
So what is GoPros answer to this which I posted before. So I was diving and in auto rotate mode and during my diving used the gopro upside down right side up and did this numerouse times and you will never guess what happened no auto rotate the video is useless seeing it rotates different ways thru out the video so no it doent work. Get this issue fixed becuase it is very annoying for a camera not to do what you say it does. Gopros answer was to go and edit the video really do you know how many times I rotated the video during my 1hr dive.
06-23-2018 01:49 PM - edited 06-23-2018 01:49 PM
Choosing AUTO for the auto-rotation means that the recording should follow the orientation of the camera when the recording was started. Example : even if the recording was started while the camera is upside-down, the video will still start with the correct orientation.(not upside-down)
Choosing UP, locks the orientation at the start of the recording. Example: if you start the recording with the camera upside-down. The video will start with an inverted orientation.
Same thing happens when DOWN is selected, so if you start the recording with the camera upside-down, the video will play on the correct orientation, as if the camera was not upside-down.
I understand this appears to be a bit confusing, but the best way to do it is to do come test recordings with these selections.
I hope this gives you an idea on how it works.