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Tourist
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GPS stickers don't work

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I have a new Hero8 Black, I have GPS enabeled on the camera, and downloaded a video to my phone.  When I go into Stickers I can see the GPS functions but I cannot use them.  The only Sticker that works is the GoPro logo.  What am I doing wrong?  Also .... is there an instruction manual for the app hidden on this site somewhere that might be able to answer questions like this for me?


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Nomad
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Re: GPS stickers don't work

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If your video is long enough, your camera might start adding GPS data on the second chapter (file) if it acquired the signal during the first one. In most cases Quickcapture does not acquire a GPS lock on the first clip.

 

Some tip around this here: https://community.gopro.com/t5/GoPro-Metadata-Visualization-GPS/GoPro-GPS-not-working-Performance-st...

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GoPro
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Re: GPS stickers don't work

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Hello, @dbailey319. The GoPro App not allowing the use of GPS stickers means that the video file that you have did not capture GPS for the whole duration. How was the recording done? Did you use the QuikCapture function? Was the GPS icon on the camera solid what before the recording was initiated? Was the recording location free from any interference that could have interrupted the GPS from being captured? 

 

For a guide on how to use the GPS Stickers on the app, see this link

Tourist
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Re: GPS stickers don't work

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Thanks for the reply.  The camera was on the top of the dash of my truck, up by the windshield so it should have good satellite access.  I don't know if the GPS indicator was on.  I did use QuikCapure and the video ran for 8 minutes so there was plenty of time for satellite connection before I stopped the video but even at the end there was no GPS data.  I didn't see anything in the manual that indicates I must wait for the signal before starting the recording, or that QuikCapture can't be used with GPS.  If this the case this is a big negative for how I want to use the camera.

GoPro
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Re: GPS stickers don't work

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@dbailey319, to record GPS data, your GoPro needs to lock onto a GPS satellite signal. Once GPS is enabled, you will see the GPS icon turn solid on the camera display, confirming that GPS has been found and locked.
 

              GPS ON                          NO GPS Signal                      GPS OFF
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To find a strong GPS signal, make sure you’re outside and away from large structures. Hold or mount your camera with the top facing upward. It can take up to a minute to establish a signal.

Tourist
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Re: GPS stickers don't work

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Thanks.  Does this mean that Quikcapture will never work?  It won't start adding GPS data to a video already being recorded when the signal is obtained?

GoPro
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Re: GPS stickers don't work

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@dbailey319, there's likely a slim chance for the camera to establish a solid GPS connection when the recording is initiated via QuikCapture. 

Nomad
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Re: GPS stickers don't work

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If your video is long enough, your camera might start adding GPS data on the second chapter (file) if it acquired the signal during the first one. In most cases Quickcapture does not acquire a GPS lock on the first clip.

 

Some tip around this here: https://community.gopro.com/t5/GoPro-Metadata-Visualization-GPS/GoPro-GPS-not-working-Performance-st...

Tourist
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Re: GPS stickers don't work

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Thanks all!
Tourist
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Re: GPS stickers don't work

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My video screen does not look like that at all.  Nothing is the same except the battery indicator.  Maybe you are displaying an older version of Hero?  There is no GPS icon on my screen at all, and GPS is enabled, for sure, in "Preferences" > "Regional".

 

This shouldn't be this hard.

Nomad
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Re: GPS stickers don't work

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You're right, @dbailey319 , that's not how the screen looks. This is how the screen in the Hero8 looks when you drag the screen from the top and the GPS is locked:

 

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Tourist
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Re: GPS stickers don't work

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Ok, I have that icon.  I prefer the first screen you showed because it doesn't require changing screens to see the status.  I did make a video and can use the stickers now, so success!  The acceleration only showed 0 which isn't right but it may be due to instability of the mount causing too much random acceleration compared to the actual.