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Old 11-21-15, 09:52 AM
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Hero 4 Session question

Any Hero Session users here? If so, I have question for ya.

I know other GoPro models can record while hooked up to an external battery, which is great for lengthy recording sessions. In the past, I've had my (recently deceased) Hero 3+ (Black) wired to a 10000mAh external battery and got over 6 hours recording time.

I'm wondering if the Session can also record while being recharged / hooked to an external battery? Can't seem to find a definitive answer in any online reviews.

I know having the side door open to access the micro USB port would defeat the waterproof aspect of the camera, but I wouldn't try it in the rain. I drilled a hole in the side of the Hero 3+ housing, thus also rendering useless that waterproof housing LOL.

Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.


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Old 12-11-15, 03:11 AM
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i just did a very short test, and recording works fine.

1- connect camera to a dumb USB power supply
2- press the shutter button, to start recording
3- press the shutter button, to end recording

that wouldn't work if it's connected to a computer, because pressing the shutter button when it's connected to a computer puts it from "charging" mode to "connect to the computer" mode.
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