Saturday, November 01, 2014

GoPro Issues

Over the past wee while I've been complaining of "├»ssues" with my poor old GoPro.  The problem that I've been having is it stopping recording or just not doing as it's told when I hit the buttons on the remote (worse, the remote says it's working properly when it isn't).  Neil has also been having the same issues with his later model Hero 3.


Well, it appears that a very simple fix has fixed it (fingers crossed) so I thought I'd share...

Format the SD card!  Yep, something fairly basic but during my last couple of rides (even the one where things got damp and muddy) everything has been sweet.  So from now on I'm formatting the card every time it comes out of one of my computers.

Today I also setup a mount under my topbox plate and it looks like it'll be pretty good so hopefully it'll get some use on the BRRBT ride tomorrow.


14 comments:

  1. From what you said to looking at the camera. I'd say your camera's just about f*#ked. Time for a gopro4?

    It looks like its seen about a million miles.

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    1. Nah, she's good for another million...

      It's been wet a few times...

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    2. What chiller said...

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  2. Or replace the SD card. Flash memory has a limited number of write cycles so it does "wear out".

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    1. It's a pretty new card in it Richard but I'll watch out for that further down the track.

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  3. Formatting is key and so is downloading new updates on their site via the card. I hear the same noise coming from yours as mine, So I guess that is normal. Mine, this Go Pro 3, is much more "bouncy" than my older ones. I almost think the older ones are easier to use also. Great video. Do you edit in the Cineform (go pro)?

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    1. I use a few different programs for my editing but did that one in Hitfilm 2 Express - got it as a free download some time ago.

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  4. I am backwoods when it comes to GoPros so all I'll say is it didn't seem to matter how fast you were riding, you couldn't shake that guy off your tail. :-)

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    1. I was going slow...

      And he knew I was playing with the camera.

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  5. Good tip Andrew. My GoPro is ancient in technology terms, so old, that I need the WiFi back thingy to use a remote with it.

    Still it works well.

    I have to learn basic editing (like splicing sequences, adding stills, doing titles, and adding a decent soundtack).

    Winter will be here soon, so there will be time to experiment.

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    1. Sounds like you've got the same setup as me David. I run the backpac and remote as well. I sometimes wonder if this also causes the odd glitch.

      Good fun (although it can be slow) editing video etc. I'm definitely still learning too.

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  6. Have to say from the look of it I agree with Chiller ... the GoPro should be dead from abuse, but if formatting the disc works for now - go for it. If I can get anything to work I will before buying a new one ... don't care what it is =0)

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    1. I'm far too miserable to replace it until it finally gives up the ghost...

      It has survived getting wet a few times so they're pretty tough.

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