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Hiker
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Chapters Size Control - Not working on GoPro 8?

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Chapters Size Control

GoPro cameras normally split long recordings into 4GB segments, we call these chapters. These 4GB (32-bit) MP4 files are the most compatible, yet larger 64-bit MP4 files are becoming more common. If you have an SD Card that is at least 64GBytes, you can increase your chapter size to 12GB with this control below.

 Enable Large Chapters

 

I have my video settings as 4K 25fps 

Hypersteady

 

Video files appear to be still broken at the 4K mark

 

When I disable the Large chapters the recording seems to be fine?


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GoPro
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Re: Chapters Size Control - Not working on GoPro 8?

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You are the first to report such an issue, and many are using this feature. 

 

Here are the possibilities:

 

1) There is a posibililty the card is not formatted correctly as exFAT, have the camera do a format.

2) The card is bad in some other way. 

3) You using USB to transfer the file from the camera, just like playback this is not supported.  You must load the SD card into an SD Card reader. From the webpage Warning: Larger chapters may not work everywhere in the ecosystem, even the camera will not playback or USB transfer files larger than 4GB in this current firmware. Yet the files are valid and accessible using a SD Card reader, and have been tested to work in many tools. ...

 

Testing: Select 4K30 Protune Bitrate High, this sets the video to 100mb/s.  You only need to record for 6 minutes to use more than 4GB.  I just did a 7m52s record to a Samsung EVO 256GB card and it is 5,781,720KB and plays fine on my desktop system (directly off the SD Card).

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GoPro
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Re: Chapters Size Control - Not working on GoPro 8?

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What size SD Card are you using?

Hiker
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Re: Chapters Size Control - Not working on GoPro 8?

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Hi,

 

Using Sandisk Extreme 256Gb

GoPro
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Re: Chapters Size Control - Not working on GoPro 8?

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So the 12GB option has never work for you?

 

Try the QR command    !RESET

 

Then enable 12GB again.

 

 

Hiker
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Re: Chapters Size Control - Not working on GoPro 8?

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I have the GoPro name working but not 12gb. 

I will try the reset...

When I find it :-)

GoPro
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Re: Chapters Size Control - Not working on GoPro 8?

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Here it is. 

Qr_!RESET_.png
Hiker
Posts: 11

Re: Chapters Size Control - Not working on GoPro 8?

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All good found it , applied and reset 12gb - Now testing.

Hiker
Posts: 11

Re: Chapters Size Control - Not working on GoPro 8?

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Applied the reset and recorded for apprx 20min after appling the 12gb chapter setting.

 

I ended up with 2 files

 

1 - 333660kb

1 - 831543kb

 

Neither would play.