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Hero 7 Black Heat & Battery related Questions

I am contemplating getting a Hero 7 Black to use on the front of my bike for races. I already have a Garmin outfront mount I plan to use with an adapter for the Hero 7 Black. I have set aside a massive microSD (400gb) to pick up along with a 10,000mAh external battery pack. Taking into account the Hero 7 Black can record 45-50 minutes using the include 1220 mAh battery in 4K60 recording mode (per GoPro), a 10,000 mAh external pack should be able to go for over 6 hours, which is as long as I would want to record for. Additionally the 400gb microSD is more than enough to caputre 6 hours of 4K60 video.

The main driver is can the unit physically do it? I have read plenty about the heat related issues and the shutoff functionality. I plan on removing the internal battery and only using the external battery for power to help remove heat up. Also, as I mentioned, I plan to mount the unit to the front of my bike so it will see plenty of ventilation. I am sure there are other settings I can change to minimize heat issue to keep the unit running to capture the entire race without shutting off.

Will this work? Has anyone done this, or similar first hand experiece?

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PDF manual states 256gb card, do not let that stop ya but what will hiccup is if the camera sees a surcharge and no battery that will bother me .

pg 8

MICROSD CARDS
You’ll need a microSD™ card (sold separately) to save your videos and
photos. Use a brand name card that fits these requirements:
• microSD, microSDHC™, or microSDXC™
• Class 10 or UHS-I rating
• Capacity up to 256GB
For a list of recommended microSD cards, visit gopro.com/microsdcards.
Heads Up: Be sure your hands are clean and dry before handling your
SD card. Check the manufacturer’s guidelines to see your card’s
acceptable temperature range and other important information.
PRO TIP: Keep your SD card in good condition by reformatting it
regularly. This will erase all of your media, so be sure to save it first.
1. Swipe down to access the Dashboard.
2. Tap Preferences > Reset > Format SD Card.
To learn how to save your videos and photos, see Transferring Your Media
(page 60).
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PDF manual states 256gb card, do not let that stop ya but what will hiccup is if the camera sees a surcharge and no battery that will bother me .

pg 8

MICROSD CARDS
You’ll need a microSD™ card (sold separately) to save your videos and
photos. Use a brand name card that fits these requirements:
• microSD, microSDHC™, or microSDXC™
• Class 10 or UHS-I rating
• Capacity up to 256GB
For a list of recommended microSD cards, visit gopro.com/microsdcards.
Heads Up: Be sure your hands are clean and dry before handling your
SD card. Check the manufacturer’s guidelines to see your card’s
acceptable temperature range and other important information.
PRO TIP: Keep your SD card in good condition by reformatting it
regularly. This will erase all of your media, so be sure to save it first.
1. Swipe down to access the Dashboard.
2. Tap Preferences > Reset > Format SD Card.
To learn how to save your videos and photos, see Transferring Your Media
(page 60).
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I am a little confused as to what you are saying. Are you saying that you can't run more than a 256gb card in the Hero 7 Black? Apart from that, what are saying you when you say "hiccup is if the camera sees a surcharge and no battery that will bother me." I gather you are saying if there is an interrupting on the power supply the camera will most likely shut off...while that is true I don't see another option to limit the heat build up. The battery in the camera is the main source of heat, removing it will potentially mitigate the camera heating up to the point it shuts off.

Am I missing something here?
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Ok tracking the SD card capacity item now. Still unclear about the camera seeing a surcharge...

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GoPro said on pg 6 that is what I posted. As if the camera sees a voltage drop/add what do you think will happen?

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