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Old 11-27-11, 01:49 PM   #1
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Since we discuss CAMs here from time to time... Go Pro Cam question

It seems to stop recording at 34 minutes and change... just short of my commute of 45 minutes... has anyone else run into this with Go Pro?
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I cannot speak for a Go Pro, but my Contour does the same thing, and the length of times varies depending on the type of memory card I use. The one cam that uses a Class 2 memory card goes up to 34 minutes before it starts another chapter, and the cam that has the Class 6 card goes up to 42 minutes before it changes.
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I Googled the issue. Some were User Settings problems. I did find some that said the Sony SD Class 10 16gb card was the problem, and that Verbatim's card did not cause a problem. So stick with Verbatim for recording.

I also found this during the same search:

Quoting Justo8484 from Dec 22 2009 10:06
after a long weekend of using mine, here's what i've discovered; it might be of some use to everyone here.

charging:
when you plug the gopro into a computer, if it says USB on the lcd, it does not charge. after uploading your video, eject the disk (on a mac, don't remember the PC equiv.) and unplug the gopro. it will beep and turn off. then plug it back in, but don't hold it's power button to turn it back on. the light on the front should beep red, and the lcd should not say USB on it. it is now charging.

after loading video to computer:
it seems that I can't format the SD card from my computer when the camera is hooked up. even if i delete the folder structure within the SD card through finder, the videos are still there when i unhook and turn on the gopro. all you have to do to get around this is format the card through the camera's interface. see the gopro instruction manual for directions on doing that.
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I was wondering if it was some sort of file size limitation... and if there was some setting that would open another file automatically?
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I was wondering if it was some sort of file size limitation... and if there was some setting that would open another file automatically?
That is a good question. Because I have had file size limitation issues with my digital camera.
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I was wondering if it was some sort of file size limitation... and if there was some setting that would open another file automatically?
My 16GB cards seem to have a maximum file size of 3.66GB, then they switch to another file, and my cams/cards switches files automatically.

How big is your memory card?
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My 16GB cards seem to have a maximum file size of 3.66GB, then they switch to another file, and my cams/cards switches files automatically.

How big is your memory card?
16GB. That auto switching "feature" doesn't seem to be happening. I wonder if this is a device function setting.
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16GB. That auto switching "feature" doesn't seem to be happening. I wonder if this is a device function setting.
It might be that you may need to update your firmware, I'm not sure what Go Pro camera model you have, but you can verify if your firmware needs updating by using the support link below.

http://gopro.com/support/
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