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Hiker
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GoPro Hero 8 Black - fail to wake up on the 3rd day of shooting timelapse

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Another tests with LABS - Longterm timelapse, and another resoults.

  • Default mode
    "Night Timelapse with 30sek interval"
  • Internal battery plugged in.
  • Power supply 5v over USB-C.
  • qrcode in script
    >06:00<17:00!S+!17:01E~!06:00S+!17:01E!R
  • !MBOOT load the script

 

Here is my qrlog.txt

[2021-03-27 11:36:20 100% 41c] Boot command:!Ltimelapse
[2021-03-27 11:36:20 100% 41c] Load Script:C:\MISC\timelapse
[2021-03-27 11:36:21 100% 41c] true 11:36 > 06:00:>06:00<17:00!S+!17:01E~!06:00S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-27 11:36:21 100% 41c] true 11:36 < 17:00:<17:00!S+!17:01E~!06:00S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-27 17:01:20 100% 55c] skip_command:+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-27 17:01:20 100% 55c] skip_command:!R
[2021-03-27 17:01:20 100% 55c] else skipped, process from:!R
[2021-03-27 17:01:21 100% 55c] true 17:01 > 06:00:>06:00<17:00!S+!17:01E~!06:00S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-27 17:01:21 100% 55c] false 17:01 < 17:00:<17:00!S+!17:01E~!06:00S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-27 17:01:21 100% 55c] Shutdown and Sleep:24000 seconds
[2021-03-27 23:37:29 100% 27c] QRShouldIWake:01
[2021-03-27 23:37:29 100% 27c] Woke with Alarm:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-27 23:37:33 100% 30c] Boot command:!Ltimelapse
[2021-03-27 23:37:33 100% 30c] Woke with Command:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-27 23:37:38 100% 31c] Shutdown and Sleep:21747 seconds
[2021-03-28 05:37:30 100% 26c] QRShouldIWake:01
[2021-03-28 05:37:30 100% 26c] Woke with Alarm:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-28 05:37:34 100% 29c] Boot command:!Ltimelapse
[2021-03-28 05:37:34 100% 29c] Woke with Command:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-28 05:37:39 100% 30c] Shutdown and Sleep:1226 seconds
[2021-03-28 05:58:02 100% 26c] QRShouldIWake:01
[2021-03-28 05:58:02 100% 26c] Woke with Alarm:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-28 05:58:06 100% 29c] Boot command:!Ltimelapse
[2021-03-28 05:58:06 100% 29c] Woke with Command:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-28 05:58:11 100% 30c] Shutdown and Sleep:94 seconds
[2021-03-28 05:59:48 100% 26c] QRShouldIWake:01
[2021-03-28 05:59:48 100% 26c] Woke with Alarm:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-28 05:59:52 100% 29c] Boot command:!Ltimelapse
[2021-03-28 05:59:52 100% 29c] Woke with Command:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-28 05:59:52 100% 29c] Start in:8 seconds
[2021-03-28 06:00:01 100% 31c] Timer wake command:!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-28 17:01:42 100% 55c] Load Script:C:\MISC\timelapse
[2021-03-28 17:01:42 100% 54c] true 17:01 > 06:00:>06:00<17:00!S+!17:01E~!06:00S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-28 17:01:43 100% 54c] false 17:01 < 17:00:<17:00!S+!17:01E~!06:00S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-28 17:01:43 100% 54c] Shutdown and Sleep:24000 seconds
[2021-03-28 23:37:42 100% 28c] QRShouldIWake:01
[2021-03-28 23:37:42 100% 28c] Woke with Alarm:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-28 23:37:46 100% 30c] Boot command:!Ltimelapse
[2021-03-28 23:37:46 100% 31c] Woke with Command:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-28 23:37:51 100% 32c] Shutdown and Sleep:21734 seconds
[2021-03-29 05:37:02 100% 27c] QRShouldIWake:01
[2021-03-29 05:37:02 100% 27c] Woke with Alarm:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-29 05:37:06 100% 30c] Boot command:!Ltimelapse
[2021-03-29 05:37:06 100% 30c] Woke with Command:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-29 05:37:11 100% 31c] Shutdown and Sleep:1254 seconds
[2021-03-29 05:57:58 100% 28c] QRShouldIWake:01
[2021-03-29 05:57:58 100% 28c] Woke with Alarm:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-29 05:58:02 100% 31c] Boot command:!Ltimelapse
[2021-03-29 05:58:02 100% 31c] Woke with Command:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-29 05:58:07 100% 32c] Shutdown and Sleep:98 seconds
[2021-03-29 05:59:48 100% 28c] QRShouldIWake:01
[2021-03-29 05:59:48 100% 28c] Woke with Alarm:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-29 05:59:52 100% 31c] Boot command:!Ltimelapse
[2021-03-29 05:59:52 100% 31c] Woke with Command:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-29 05:59:52 100% 31c] Start in:8 seconds
[2021-03-29 06:00:01 100% 33c] Timer wake command:!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-29 17:01:41 100% 56c] Load Script:C:\MISC\timelapse
[2021-03-29 17:01:41 100% 56c] true 17:01 > 06:00:>06:00<17:00!S+!17:01E~!06:00S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-29 17:01:41 100% 56c] false 17:01 < 17:00:<17:00!S+!17:01E~!06:00S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-29 17:01:41 100% 56c] Shutdown and Sleep:24000 seconds
[2021-03-30 10:08:44 0% 38c] Boot command:!Ltimelapse
[2021-03-30 10:08:44 0% 38c] Woke with Command:[06:00:00]!S+!17:01E!R
[2021-03-30 10:08:47 0% 39c] Cancel:CANCEL TIME DELAY
[2021-03-30 10:08:49 0% 39c] Timer wake command:

I wake the camera by pulling the battery out and pressing the power button. You can see the entry with 0% in log.

 

Now I'm running the same test but without the internal battery, to see if it could cause this problem.

Maybe I should change the script code?

>05:59<17:00!SQ+!17:01E~!06:01SQ+!17:01E!1R – as doesn't have to be precise?

 

As a power supply I'm using 6x10000mAh 3.7V lipo cells with allways-on step-up converter to 5v just to check how long it can run on a single pack like this.

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Re: GoPro Hero 8 Black - fail to wake up on the 3rd day of shooting timelapse

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The documentation says it is not best to combine of internal battery and external power. "If you want to try a USB powerbank, remove the GoPro battery for better results." The reason: if the camera tries to charge the battery, it can forget the wake up time. Remove the battery, problem solved.