Howdy ... I use to be The GoTo GoPro Guy in the movie biz. Did large GoPro shoots ... as many as 27 GoPro's on car commercials. Retired a couple of years ago.
Yesterday I wanted to do a Time Lapse Video ... that's the setting ... with a GoPro5. 1080, 5 sec. Intervals, 30 FPS, NTSC, Auto Off on NEVER, V02.60.00, SuperWide, Anker battery external power source. Camera was still running after 12 hours. Recorded me taking the camera down and carrying it into the house.
BUT ... what I ended up with is ten MPEG-4 movie files ... varying from 1.7 MB to four being around 248.3 MB's large.
HMMM ... I just realized that instead of the SanDisk Ultra 32 GB MicroSD card ... I only had a "regular" 32 GB SanDisk MicroSD card in the camera.
BUT I still don't understand how the camera could have stopped recording for a couple of hours and then started up recording again? Like at least five times.