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Old 12-19-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Go pro hero 3 freezing!!!

My new hero 3 keeps freezing on me. Sometimes it takes good video and sometimes it freezes mid recording. Any ideas?
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:38 PM   #2
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Re: Go pro hero 3 freezing!!!

Make sure you have a class 10 memory card. Using lower write speed cards could cause it to freeze
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:59 PM   #3
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Re: Go pro hero 3 freezing!!!

I think I have a class 4 or 6. I didn't think a class ten was required.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:16 PM   #4
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Re: Go pro hero 3 freezing!!!

Yea, you're definitely going to want a class 10 card for shooting in HD
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:19 PM   #5
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:13 AM   #6
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Re: Go pro hero 3 freezing!!!

Friend of mine has the black edition and his freezes a lot too. Its so bad that he is back to using his hero2 for diving.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:35 AM   #7
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Re: Go pro hero 3 freezing!!!

That is exactly why I use these high end Delkin SD 600X cards even in my Hero 2 cameras.

http://delkin.com/i-8580101-better-3...mory-card.html

These cards are more costly, but more reliable and faster. They write at 45MB per second and read at 90MB per second. If you look at the Hero 3 Black edition specs you will see a 45 MB bit rate is possible as opposed to lower bit rates for lower other editions and models.

Hero 3 High Video Bitrate Capture (H.264) *mode dependent, highest Bitrates supported in Protune

White Edition = Up to 15/Mbs
Silver Edition = Up to 35/Mbs
Black Edition = Up to 45/Mbs


The cards are:
- Ideal for HD & 3D Video
- Supports Rapid-fire RAW in DSLRs
- Fast Transfers from Card to Computer
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:53 AM   #8
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Re: Go pro hero 3 freezing!!!

last week i had issues with mine stopping recording . i had a class 10 card but it was a cheap no name class 10 card. i couldnt figure out what was wrong until i got a san disk good card and now have no problems
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:55 AM   #9
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last week i had issues with mine stopping recording . I had a class 10 card but it was a cheap no name class 10 card. I couldnt figure out what was wrong until i got a san disk good card and now have no problems
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:06 AM   #10
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Re: Go pro hero 3 freezing!!!

Thanks for the help guys, guess I need a new card. Is the update required I didn't realize it had one till I started researching the freezing?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:29 AM   #11
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Re: Go pro hero 3 freezing!!!

i tried to update my black and it said it it was already updated. so im guessing all the new ones are up to date
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:31 PM   #12
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Re: Go pro hero 3 freezing!!!

I updated mine today without too many issues.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:05 AM   #13
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I got a class ten card it works perfectly now.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:28 AM   #14
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i have the sandisk 32g works perfect! go pic one up should be like 25 bucks
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oops should have read last post first haha
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