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05-15-2014 10:19 PM
Art_mtl No problems so far with my Go pro 3+ black with 32GB Lexar 600+ card, all works fine since last Xmass.
05-15-2014 07:16 AM
Argo The cameras suck. When they do work the image quality is great, the problem is you don't know they work until you see the ducked up video, I have only used Sony or SanDisk for years and still had gopro hero 3 issues.
05-15-2014 07:11 AM
hardasacatshead I've still got a GoPro Hero 2 and I've never had an issue. The thing fell off my windscreen at 185km/h on the autobahn in Germany and still works like a champ. Unfortunately, in the world of electronics sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don't.

On the memory card front - I agree with everybody's sentiments. Cards certainly can fail and data becomes corrupted to the point of no return. It might be intermittent too, so don't think that if you use it next time and it works that all's good in the hood.

Get yourself a Class 10 card for sure, write speed is pretty important particularly when recording at 1080p.

Being somewhat of a photographer, it's absolutely critical that you have reliable gear, especially when shooting weddings. I've used Sandisk cards for years and have never had one fail (both CF and SD cards). I've had Kingston and Lexar cards fail on me previously so I stopped buying them.
05-15-2014 04:01 AM
Kevin137 There are numerous reasons for this, corrupt data written to a card, a card too slow, but the most common by far, is transferring straight from the camera...!!!

I always pull the card and out in a card reader...

Memory cards can wear out, and anything above 720 30fps will require a class 10 to be sure of capture, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it won't...

If you have a card too fast as well it can cause issues, contour+2's will say the battery is flat when you use the new class 1's the 1 in a square... So all cameras have issues.
05-14-2014 11:12 PM
KansasNoob
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Originally Posted by deagol View Post
my most recent problem would be that the camera would record for about 13 seconds, then lock up (stop recording). I would take the battery out to reset it. That worked at first, then stopped working. I, at first had the sandisk Ultra, which was rated as OK with the Hero 2, then just to be sure, got the sandisk Extreme. It still happened. Most recently was a great powder day at Copper. It has not happened much since, but I only use the camera sporadically now. I have the most-current software installed. When it happened at Tahoe, I had a prior version of software, so after coming home and email tech support and getting the better card and having the most current software, I just lost faith in the Gopro being totally reliable. I still use it and it still works..... most of the time
I was trying to get a vid of my suspension cycling on my pickup, it did the same thing... twice.
05-14-2014 10:21 PM
Argo
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FWIW, I had a class 10 SD card (Sandisk Extreme) and still had the above problems.
Same here. I never use the gopro anymore. Just drift hd ghost and S.

Gopro is a hero3 black
05-14-2014 10:10 PM
ekb18c The gopro is buggy thats all I can say. When I first bought it, it would record great. It would record till I ran out of room on my micro SD card. Then one day while at Vail, it would only record 30 mins at a time. Then it would only record for 15 mins and then only a few mins at a time. So strange as it seems that they always release firmware that have bugs in them.
05-14-2014 05:10 PM
deagol my most recent problem would be that the camera would record for about 13 seconds, then lock up (stop recording). I would take the battery out to reset it. That worked at first, then stopped working. I, at first had the sandisk Ultra, which was rated as OK with the Hero 2, then just to be sure, got the sandisk Extreme. It still happened. Most recently was a great powder day at Copper. It has not happened much since, but I only use the camera sporadically now. I have the most-current software installed. When it happened at Tahoe, I had a prior version of software, so after coming home and email tech support and getting the better card and having the most current software, I just lost faith in the Gopro being totally reliable. I still use it and it still works..... most of the time
05-14-2014 05:06 PM
boarderaholic
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Tough one to answer, it is a bit odd, have you changed the firmware, the resolution/frame rate that you are recording at, eg 720/60 vs previous 1080/30 etc?
If you were teetering on the cusp with your current card, even environmental conditions, may have teetered it over, hot cold humid etc.
At the end of the day you may well have a camera fault, but a few of us are just pointing out your card is not what it should be to do the job.
You didn't mention your exact Hero 3 version, but if you are using the HERO 3 Black then you have access to even higher frame rates than the old Hero 2 and Hero 3 entry level models, such as 1080/60 and 2k and 4k which the throughput is far higher than class 4 can support.
You mention not being tech savvy but did you or someone else change your recording rate? then that change alone to a higher res/frame rate on a non conformign SD card, will stop you recording.
You could easily test this at home, at what res and frame rate does recording fail. If its at the higher end, get a decent card. If its random and at low res, hate to say it but update to latest firmware and test again...if still screwed, then your camera is probably fubar.
It's the hero 3 black edition. I haven't changed the settings since the day I bought it. To my knowledge, nobody has messed around with the settings, as they know I would probably chop their hands off if they did that. Regardless of whether or not the card is actually the issue, I'm going to get a class 10 card anyway, and hope that this doesn't happen again.
05-14-2014 04:37 PM
NZRide Tough one to answer, it is a bit odd, have you changed the firmware, the resolution/frame rate that you are recording at, eg 720/60 vs previous 1080/30 etc?
If you were teetering on the cusp with your current card, even environmental conditions, may have teetered it over, hot cold humid etc.
At the end of the day you may well have a camera fault, but a few of us are just pointing out your card is not what it should be to do the job.
You didn't mention your exact Hero 3 version, but if you are using the HERO 3 Black then you have access to even higher frame rates than the old Hero 2 and Hero 3 entry level models, such as 1080/60 and 2k and 4k which the throughput is far higher than class 4 can support.
You mention not being tech savvy but did you or someone else change your recording rate? then that change alone to a higher res/frame rate on a non conformign SD card, will stop you recording.
You could easily test this at home, at what res and frame rate does recording fail. If its at the higher end, get a decent card. If its random and at low res, hate to say it but update to latest firmware and test again...if still screwed, then your camera is probably fubar.
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