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GoPro HD Hero question
I've got a GoPro HD Hero camera that I've had since last summer. Didn't use it much last year, but I did record a few of my rides. The only SD card I had was a 4GB, so with the settings I had, I was able to record for about an hour before the card was full.
Now fast forward to the present. Just bought a 16GB SD card to use in the camera, and I was curious as to how long I could record with the same settings I used last summer. For testings purposes, I decided to record for two hours, and then see how much space was used on the card. I started recording and then just the camera on my desk and let it do its thing.
After the two hours (and 4 minutes) were up, I put the SD card in my computer to look at the file size, and was surprised to see three
files on the card instead of just the one I was expecting. The first two files were 3.66GB each and the third was only 168MB. When viewing the two large files, I noticed that each of them was just a few seconds over an hour long.
This has me curious, which brings me to my question. Does the HD Hero automatically "break up" long videos into smaller pieces? I looked through all the paperwork that came with the camera, plus an online search, but didn't find anything listed in the documentation. I'm hoping someone here has had experience along these lines and will have the answer.
Any information will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.