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Old 07-11-2022, 03:16 PM
JDBoston JDBoston is offline
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Default Turning on/off a remote camera

For those that are using outside mounted Gopro (or other action cams), what are you using to turn on and off your tail camera or anything else mounted outside?

Since they don't have great battery life and I don't want to record all three hours of a flight I assume people turn them on and off remotely.

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Old 07-11-2022, 04:44 PM
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GoPro has a remote
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Old 07-11-2022, 04:59 PM
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Old 07-11-2022, 05:31 PM
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I set my Hero8 to "never-turn-off" and then initiate connection. It has seemed to work with that setting. I have been dragging my feet on making power available either via battery or USB extension, but that unseals the battery cover.

I did end up with a corrupt data card after a beautiful tour of Mt Rainier. Now, remove battery then data card, insert new card and new battery. That has worked.

Battery life is reduced in cool ambients.
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Old 07-12-2022, 05:43 AM
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I've not had much success getting all GoPro cameras to turn on from the remote (after being turned off from the remote) so I leave them on (but not recording). Obviously this presents a time limitation when running on internal battery.
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Old 07-12-2022, 10:08 AM
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Aside from the remote, you can also use your phone as a remote. Note you cant turn it off completely, but you can start/stop recording and it will go into sleep mode.

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