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Sightseer
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Screen Orientation frustration

Have Hero 8 and Hero 5, both have same issue when using GoPro mobile app on iOS.  I want to use GoPro as a stage monitor during plays, streaming to a tv backstage for them to see where we are  in the show.  But when I connect my iOS device running GoPro app to a an external source (like tv or projector) it does not follow the display on the mobile device, but insists on displaying the device in portrait mode, even if I am viewing in landscape on the device.  Bizarely, this means a portrait rectangle on the tv (with a lot of black on the sides!) but rotates the actual video sideways.  Ends up with a miniscule view of what the GoPro is seeing.  Any suggestions?

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GoPro Community Manager
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Re: Screen Orientation frustration

Is the orientation on the GoPro locked in portrait mode? What happens if you turn the camera on its side?

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Sightseer
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Re: Screen Orientation frustration

no, it is not.  I always use it in landscape.

 

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Re: Screen Orientation frustration

My 2 cents here:

Is your TV supporting Airplay mode? You might get away with it by projecting via Airplay while the phone is in landscape. You might get your full screen image.