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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Maybe one day in a firmware update, we will be able to turn battery heater on and off.


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Old Dec 20, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Here's a photo of another issue with my GoPro hero 3 Black... The camera runs hot! A few minutes after this photo was taken, the camera reached 145 degrees F - almost too hot to touch. Also note the camera was not even recording, but just sitting at the menu screen. This type of heat can't be normal, and it surely drained the camera battery like crazy. The battery only lasted about 20 minutes on a full charge.

Definitely something wrong with yours. I turned mine on and left it on the desk for about 15 min. Still room temperature.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Here's a photo of another issue with my GoPro hero 3 Black... The camera runs hot! A few minutes after this photo was taken, the camera reached 145 degrees F - almost too hot to touch. Also note the camera was not even recording, but just sitting at the menu screen. This type of heat can't be normal, and it surely drained the camera battery like crazy. The battery only lasted about 20 minutes on a full charge.

same here, gets so hot just sitting there. i did get a answer from support

"The HERO3: Black Edition has an average battery life of 1.5hrs, depending on which resolution you're filming in. "
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:27 PM
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my transcend 16 gig class 10 card has been working great and i can record until it is full.

the sandisk 32 gig class always stops recording after a minute or so.
latest firmware, tried formatting in camera and on computer, same result
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 04:57 PM
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The battery warmer never was an additional, powered heating element on previous cameras, it was just a piece of metal that brought the processor's heat to the battery compartment. It generates more than enough heat as it is.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 11:09 PM
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I just got lucky today, and ran into a GoPro employee at my LHS. He took my bad GoPro and gave me his good Hero 3 Black. He was very kind to help me out. Now, I'm a happy GoPro Hero 3 owner. It's amazing to see how a properly functioning camera actually works - the menus and everything seems to respond instantly. I didn't realize how screwy my camera was until I played with another.

You can't beat the personal support I got from GoPro today. ;-)

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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:26 AM
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I just got lucky today, and ran into a GoPro employee at my LHS. He took my bad GoPro and gave me his good Hero 3 Black. He was very kind to help me out. Now, I'm a happy GoPro Hero 3 owner. It's amazing to see how a properly functioning camera actually works - the menus and everything seems to respond instantly. I didn't realize how screwy my camera was until I played with another.

You can't beat the personal support I got from GoPro today. ;-)

Cheers,
Jason
Glad you got it sorted. Other than menu crashes before the latest firmware, I have been lucky to not have issues with mine. Guessing there are some quality issues with the first batches getting rushed to the market.

Anyone still getting frozen cams or heat during idle should contact gopro and urge for a replacement. They replaced my hero2 due to a lens defect no questions. When they do respond I have found them quick to rectify issues.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:39 AM
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Anyone else having the issue with 2.7k mode skipping frames with the new firmware? I checked my older footage with the previous footage - no skipping that I could see. Same SD card - SanDisk 32gh Class 10.

2.7k (protune off) is the only mode that I have seen this issue so far. It will skip about 0.5s worth of frame every 30 seconds or so (mostly random it seems)
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Hi guys,

I have a problem with my Silver edition. When video are 1.9gb the recored file when stopped and make a new file. The GoPro auto split the video is normal?

I have the lastest fiemware inside.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 06:53 AM
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I just got lucky today, and ran into a GoPro employee at my LHS. He took my bad GoPro and gave me his good Hero 3 Black. He was very kind to help me out. Now, I'm a happy GoPro Hero 3 owner. It's amazing to see how a properly functioning camera actually works - the menus and everything seems to respond instantly. I didn't realize how screwy my camera was until I played with another.

You can't beat the personal support I got from GoPro today. ;-)

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Ooo...since you got the employee's GoPro, what firmware is it running? Maybe it's running something non-standard.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Hi guys,

I have a problem with my Silver edition. When video are 1.9gb the recored file when stopped and make a new file. The GoPro auto split the video is normal?

I have the lastest fiemware inside.
Yes this is normal
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Yes this is normal
Ok thanks
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 07:11 PM
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With this you don't need the Gopro battery??
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Recommend the made GoPro USB-AV cable for a low price
http://store.fpvbox.com/index.php?ro...&product_id=56
No, it can supply the power for Silver GoPro 3 from BEC 5V
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Ooo...since you got the employee's GoPro, what firmware is it running? Maybe it's running something non-standard.
Nothing fancy, just 3.02.0.

BTW, I was able to shoot a single 1080 60fps video today for 50 minutes straight! The camera still had battery left and it was hot but still not nearly as hot as my old camera.

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