Welcome to Multi-Rotor UK. Please login or sign up.

Sunday,August 18, 2019, 16:27:31

Login with username, password and session length


07 Aug 2019 19:52:01
ooooh mrs jones  :D
30 Jul 2019 15:26:34
D.B. you tightwad.. :cool:
29 Jul 2019 20:14:10
DB that just means you have shed loads of props in the first place ;-)
29 Jul 2019 18:53:33
Just had a thought, even with all the crashing I've done, I haven't bought any replacement props in over a year ~~
09 Jul 2019 19:45:42
May the sun shine and winds be light for BFU#8. Son't forget lots of vids for those of us unable to attend.  :D
09 Jul 2019 18:10:30
Hope you all have a great day  :beer2:
09 Jul 2019 14:05:28
BFU#8 details locked in for this saturday - see the head of the forum thread for all details.
05 Jul 2019 21:51:05
Good for genital warts as well......or so I'm told.. :hmm
05 Jul 2019 21:48:24
Just fixed a busted SMA connector on my TBS unity pigtail, it suffered badly in a recent crash and split in two, nothing a touch of the soldering iron couldn't fix  :D
05 Jul 2019 19:44:08
  • Total Posts: 196548
  • Total Topics: 19799
  • Online Today: 48
  • Online Ever: 530
  • (Tuesday,June 26, 2012, 08:34:46 )
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 28
Total: 28

Theme Changer

3d - Printworx

Printing 3d Forum

Solved - intermittent 'live video out' from GoPro 3 Silver

Started by KK1W, Friday,October 04, 2013, 21:46:58

Previous topic - Next topic


After almost a week of trading emails back and forth with Kasey at GoPro I finally figured out the problem today. It isn';t really a problem but apparently a ';feature'; of the firmware.

I use the live video out from the USB port downlinked to a GS to help frame the shot. Earlier this week I took the quad up to test the gimbal tilt function and wasn';t looking at the GS although the camera was on, - but not recording. The GS screen was blank! For the next five days I';ve tried a whole lot of suggestions from Kasey - none of which solved the problem, until today. When I went to actually ';record'; a video of the failure it didn';t fail!

Bottom line - something to remember when using the GoPro';s video out.

1. If you';re not recording or playing back a file the ';live video out'; will turn off after five minutes.
2. If you';re recording it works continually.

Could this be the reason for some of the posts about GoPro';s losing FPV out - the camera wasn';t recording when they took off?

Anyway I thought I would pass this on. I could not find any reference to this behavior in the manual. By the way I received a response to my initial request for help within 24 hours and continual updates and/or things to test all along. I';ve heard bad things about GoPro support but I can';t complain, unless of course it was I, not them, that figured it out!

Hope this helps someone in the future!




Yup, and similarly auto power off / standby if not recording (on the GP3 at least). Whoops!

Can be disabled of course.