GoPro Hero Session Stops Recording – Easy Solutions

SD cards likely culprit if GoPro Hero Session Stops Recording

Extreme and Ultra cards. Apparently you just have to pay attention to the gold color!

As mentioned in a previous post, I have a GoPro Hero Session (or Hero 4 Session, as it was originally called) that I absolutely love. Well, absolutely might be an exaggeration, since until recently it would stop recording after a few minutes. As it turns out, the problem that caused my Hero Session to stop, it seems, was that I was using a micro SD card that wasn’t good enough.

It turns out that the card I initially had, a 64 Gb Sandisk “Ultra” card (which I won’t link to avoid confusion), doesn’t transfer data as fast as my new 32 Gb Sandisk “Extreme” card (Amazon). Thus it would stop recording at some point, I assume because it could not longer buffer enough data to make up for the disk’s “pokiness.” Those cards are also available at up to 128 Gb, so you can get even more “extreme” if you like.

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Creative Mounts of the GoPro HERO4 Session at the Beach

I recently got a GoPro HERO4 Session camera for Christmas, which was certainly a great gift. As I was also at Clearwater Beach in Florida over the holidays, I naturally decided to try it out. Here are the quick mounting solutions that I came up with:

HERO4 Session SandalSandal Mounted HERO4 Session. This would have worked quite well except for the fact that it was very low and the dune blocked the actual beach.

HERO4 Session SockOf course, if you’re transporting your HERO4 Session around, you really don’t want the lens to get scratched. An old sock makes a nice holder, and you can even loop it around your belt if you don’t think that looks too weird. Maybe if you have a bunch of them, you could wear your sock-mounted ‘Sessions around your chest like a bandoleer.

HERO4 Session GoWorxBack at the hotel, I used my GoWorx Original Handle+ (also available from Amazon) to capture a time-lapse of the setting sun. I suppose I could have used a sandal here as well, but the ‘Handle+ seems a little less likely to plummet to the concrete below.

Be sure to check out the results of my balcony time-lapse after the read more link. I’m very happy with the results! Continue reading