Having problems with your GoPro Digital Hero 3 Digital Camera ?

For my first generation GoPro camera, do I need a memory card with a class rating higher than a 2 to have better quality videos. Also my camera seems to have a mind of its own and shuts down after about 30 seconds of filming. Any suggestions?

Answers :

A Class 6 memory card is required for recording HD quality video. Not sure if yours is HD or not. Anything lower than Class 6 (such as Class 4 or Class 2) will result in recording issues and possibly skipping some video here & there.
\015\012As for the 30 seconds of filming limit...
\015\0121) It may be the memory card...that is if it's lower than Class 6. As a rule of thumb, when it doubt, buy Class 6 or better. Class 10 is the next step up, but it's a quite a bit more expensive.
\015\0122) Make sure you are using good, Lithium batteries...not Alkaline. Alkaline batteries will shut the camera down after a very short period.
\015\012Here are more tips on shortened recordings from GoPro's Website, followed by their Support Contact Info:
\015\012The batteries do not last very long.
  • It is not recommended that you use Alkaline batteries. Lithium batteries have the best results and longest battery life. Rechargeable NiMH are another option in mild weather.
  • \015\012
  • Is it cold out? Battery life can definitely be affected by the cold! Please make sure you only use Energizer Lithium batteries in the cold, as any other battery type will perform poorly. In cold temps, you can expect about half of the normal run time when using the Energizer Lithium batteries.
  • \015\012
  • Still having shortened records with a good set of the recommended batteries? Please email our support team through http://gopro.com/support for further assistance.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for GoPro Digital Hero 3 Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

For my first generation GoPro camera, do I need a memory card with a class rating higher than a 2 to have better quality videos. Also my camera seems to have a mind of its own and shuts down after about 30 seconds of filming. Any suggestions?

A Class 6 memory card is required for recording HD quality video. Not sure if yours is HD or not. Anything lower than Class 6 (such as Class 4 or Class 2) will result in recording issues and possibly skipping some video here & there.\015\ ... GoPro Digital Hero 3 Digital Camera

Hello, I have recently purchased an Olympus Digital Camera u-5010 and the photos I have taken all seem to be out of focus. Also there was no CD enclosed for the software and my camera refuses to talk to my computer. I went back to Myer where I purchased the camera and they suggested I download driver software. I have tried to do this but just seem to end up with companies wanting to me to pay to update my computer by deleting obsolete drivers. If you could help with these two problems I

Hi Helen, \015\012\015\012I too have recently purchased the same camera and mine isnt 'talking' to my PC either. First I was told that the software was internal and upon taking it back I am now told to download the driver - of which I can ... Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

My Canon PowerShot A640 shuts down a lot - It seems there is something loose in the camera. Even though I keep putting brand new batteries in the camera, it continues to just shut down again and again and again. Where can I take this camera to have it looked at?

Judging\012 from the hundreds of hits and top position of this issue, Canon cameras\012 have a propensity for falsely reporting low battery condition and then \012shutting down, even if the batteries have just been changed. I've had \012this experien ... Canon Digital Cameras

I've lost my instructions for my olympus camedia digi camera C-370 zoom and I only had it a short time so don't know why my camera shuts off very shortly after switched on and I have to wait before I can take a photo. also the zoom lense goes in and out and camera just shuts off. I've replaced batteries several times as they seem to only last for a few photos please can you help me.

I'm not sure what the cause of the problem might be but I can help you get a new manual.Go to http://www.fixya.com/support/p220497-olympus_camedia_c_350_d_560_digital/manual-2351 and download the manual free ... Olympus Camedia D-370 Digital Camera

Dropped Camera. Basically, the thing stopped working. DMC-FZ1 It was dropped from a tripod it landed Lens DOWN. So it kind of smashed into it maybe? But nothing on the outside seems to be actually broken. The lens is crooked, but thats all that seems to be wrong. Yet it won't turn on at all. Maybe if someone could suggest something? Perhaps maybe something needs to be fidgeted around inside? Or is it a better idea if I pay a professional? But whatever the case. Anyone who has any suggestions it

The lens motor mechanism is very fragile and will stoppworkin even if you look at it too hard let alone drop it.The cost of repair will be high - best bet is to write it off[are you insured against acciden ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1 Digital Camera

The cradle port seems to be broken. The cradle suggests its charging but the camara only turns on when its on the cradle. The gold things inside the cradle port seem to have come away and have bent.any suggestions to why this has happened and how to solve it will be appreciated as this is a good camara. Thankyou. Helen p.s it says on the camera that it is a konica minolta dimage x1

... Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera

My Canon powershot SD20 seems to constantly have a drained battery. I have two batteries for it, and each one seems to be good for about five minutes, then the camera says change the battery pack and it shuts off. But when I plug the battery in to charge the green fully charged light comes on within a minute. Are BOTH of the batteries defective, or is this a problem with the camera itself?

... Canon Digital Cameras

I have noticed what seems to be dust that i feel is on the inside of my lens,when i am at different focal lengths and certain shoting mode I see small orbs on the lcd screen and they also show up on the picture. i tried to shoot compressed air into the camera and they seem to have moved some .Is there any way of getting the camera open safely to cleen it better. What might be your suggestion??

Then you probably do have dirt particles either on your lens or on your sensor. In either case, unless you have the expertise and the proper alignment equipment, this is not something you can do. ... Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera

I have what seems like a very easy thing to fix, but the estimate I got for fixing it seems much too high ($175). I dropped my Konica Minolta Dimage Z3 camera a while ago and now the battery lid won't stay closed. I need a replacement for that and the camera will be as good as new. Any suggestions? Is this harder than I think it is?

You can quite often find parts or broken camera on Ebay for parts. Only you know what your level of technical expertise is to repair. This is not a hard repair. What you have to ask is the age of the camera worth the cost. ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera

Zoom error Today after using my camera for awhile the back screen displayed "zoom error" and a little sound whirled. Then the camera shut off by itself. I turned it on and off a couple of times, but without success. The lens is extended and will not withdraw back into the camera. I have taken out the batteries and re-inserted them. Finally, I gently pushed the lenses back to the body of the camera (as they seemed to be trying to go back to the camera), I am still getting the zoom error reading a

You may be true that sand must be creating this problem, as this happens very often. the sand enters into the lense assembly, creating friction in the movement. if this has happened total dismantelling and cleaning of the lense assembly will solve t ... Olympus Camedia C-350 Digital Camera

I own a canon powershot S3 is and I am getting this strange E24 error where in the camera lense would comes out and just goes in . Another interesting thing I observed is when the LCD is on and I am in the image display mode (That is browsing the existing images) then there is no problem if the LCD panel is open or closed the camera just seem to respond normally, only when I change to the shooting mode the camera lense would come out and go in with the camera shutting down. what is problem with

It sounds like it needs to be serviced. If you're out of warranty, then go to this site: www.camerasandparts.com They just service the Canon Powershots exclusively and they ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

I was in the middle of shooting a wedding, when suddenly my camera said that it was 'busy' - it was taking a while to go back to normal, so I decided to shut the camera off and just turn it back on again (I didn't mind loosing the last image). When I turned the camera back on... all of the sudden the shutter kept going off extremely fast (without me pressing the shutter button). I turned the camera back off, but the shutter kept going off. I freaked out and too the battery out to make it stop.

Did you remove batteries for a couple of minutes, that is the first thing to do. ... Digital Cameras

We just received our brand new canon t3i in the mail. We formatted the card (a 2GB 700X Professional High Speed Error Free (SD) Memory Card Class 10) and immediately started shooting to test out the camera. Everything seemed to work fine until we tried to apply a filter to one of the photos. The entire camera froze. We even tried turning the camera off and it would not shut off. We ended up having to take the battery out and put it back in. When we did and turned the camera back on we received a

Sounds like there was an error while the camera was writing information to the card. You can try reformatting the card using a computer and a card reader, then replace it in the camera and format it from the menu. If that doesn't work and the camera ... Canon EOS 600D Rebel T3i Digital Camera

I accidentally dropped my camera with the lens open and it bent so now the camera cannot close, it just shuts off. My memory card is the issue though. I have put it in 2 other cameras, but I still get the Memory Card Locked error. I cannot seem to unlock it (I have flipped the switch on the side over and over and plugging the camera into the computer with the faulty card produces no response). I can't get to my pictures. What do i do?

Try putting just the mem card into the tiny slots on youre hard drive if it has them,thanks ... Canon IXUS 80 IS Digital Camera

My samsung s85 camera indicated low battery condition. I replaced the batteries with new/fresh AA batteries. When I turn on the camera, the camera starts normally, then beeps three times and shuts itself down. That seems to be all that this camera can now do.

Their ranking equals SKUNK ... Samsung Digital Cameras

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 Resolution: 10,100,000 pixels I am selling my camper van on the web. I have taken photos of it with the above camera. However, I have been unable to upload the image files to certain websites due to the large file size. Typically the pictures seem to be 5Mb in size but, on one website there was a limit for file size of 500kb. One site suggested choosing a lower resolution on the camera (e.g. 1024x768). I've looked through the camera operating manual but, nowhere d

That operation is usually accessed by the function button. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2 Digital Camera

I have had my Kodak Easyshare C330 since December 2005. When the camera tries to extend the lens, it does it very slightly. This is then followed by "lens error: 14" and the camera then shuts off. I have had the problem before this summer, more often when I'm at the beach and it seemed to fix its self. Last night my camera worked, but it wouldn't zoom in or out. Well, earlier today I was at beach and I tried to zoom in and out and my camera wouldn't allow me to once again. It was then followed b

You have 1-2 years warranty on your camera (depending on which country you bought the camera in).\015\012\015\012KODAK recommends a repair for this error code.\015\012\015\012An Out of Warranty repair for this model for this f ... Kodak EasyShare V550 Digital Camera

My Panasonic Lumix DMC FS3 is not powering on fully.... When I switch the camera to the on position the green light blinks on and then off and the lens opens but the screen doesnt seem to power on. When I shut the camera in the OFF position, the green light blinks on then off and the lens retracts back into the OFF position. Can I trouble shoot this or do I have to take to a repair shop? Is this camera even worth getting repaired

See if the memory card cover had been open in that moment .However if the problem persist the camera must go to the repair shop. The syscom and associates circuit has faulty .God bless you ... Digital Cameras

Canon S2is Hello evreone, I have bouth camera and after one year when i swich it on getting black screen but seems that camera is working(play mode is normal) same times when camera becomes "warm" after 20 black shuting it works normally, also when i'm opening chip cover and closing works normally but one or two shuts later black screen cold you help me sameone with this.. Tim

This is a common problem with the Canon camera. Please go to the following links and see what is going on. http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/digital-cameras/category-question.html?qid=3894 and http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmMod ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

I've just bought a new laptap and want to upload my pictures. I have connected my camera via the USB cable, but the computer and camera are not connecting. the laptop doesn't seem to be aware that the camera is connected. any suggestions? Thanks!

Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer at all.\012\012\012The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built ... Samsung L200 Digital Camera

When extending the telephoto past 45, the camera shuts off with "lens error" on screen. Camera seems to be fully operational below 45. Camera has less than 200 shots and has been kept in small LowePro case. No drops or water issues. tks sn# 1098494A

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Casio Exilim EX-Z750 Digital Camera

Is there any way I can get my camera back to normal! I turned it on and it said "focus error". When I shut it off to see if it would start over correctly it would not close the lens. I turned it on and the lens closed and then opened again and wouldn't focus. I turned it off and the lens won't shut. How weird is that? It obviously is capable of opening and closing but seems to be reversed and makes a funny noise when it can't shut at the right time. Can I wiggle or giggle something? I bo

HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to g ... Digital Cameras

PANASONIC dmcfz8 Problem: When I turn on the camera and remove the lens cap I get a message on the lens that says "remove lens cap & press button". It seems like the zoom is stuck. We were using the camera for a inside night graduation & was at a distance from the subject that we wanted to shoot. After a few zoom shots we shut the camera off and when we tried to take more pictures the above problem started. Please Help!

Try to help the lens go out by pulling it very very lightly... ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 Digital Camera

Samsung Digimax S800 - when camera is switched on, zoom lens fails to extend;lens cover is permanently open;viewscreen lights up then series of three beeps and camera seems to shut down again.

Hi give this a try remove battery and any mem card thats in it then hit the side of the camera into the palm of your other hand this might free up any bits of grit or dirt that has gone down side of camera let me know once you have tryed this. ... Digital Cameras

The battery is completely charged, but when i go to turn on the camera, it turns on for a split secong then shuts off. The lense is stuck out fully and won't go back in because the camera turns off so fast. Seems to be the battery, but it is completely charged.

If the battery is old it might need replaced even though it says its fukky charged! ... Digital Cameras
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.3810 seconds