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60 FPS auto low-light causes sceen to flash/blink!

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I'm new to the gopro world so I'm not sure if this is actually a flaw or if it's intended.

When I have both 60 FPS and auto low-light set, then screen flickers/flashes when the light conditions change from bright to dark.

I know that auto low-light is supposed to cut down the FPS in half but I didn't think it would be so easy to notice it. I can literally see the screen going black for a millisecond.

Is that supposed to happen? If so, do you guys still use 60 FPS with low-light on?

ps: Im using touch backpack by the way.

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The gopro shouldn't flicker etc at all.
Have you tried viewing the video back on another computer at all?
Also are you using a card from GoPros recommended list?

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Welcome, would you mind posting some video up showing your issue so others can get an idea about the GPH3+.

Hoping they have an answer for you. one trick about tricking the sensor is to start the cam with a lens cover on for 5 seconds and remove to have the video ISO and Exposure started, the first frame is key .

Check settings and see if you are on the correct NTSC or PAL, , some cams will have a flicker 50hz or 60 HZ which the gopro does not

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Yeah I'll try to post the video.

But I didnt get whats the point on doing that 5 secs thing with the lens cover.

And yes, Im using a 32gb sandisk. But as I said, it flicker specifically with the auto low-light option on, meaning it has to do with FPS. If I shoot in normal bright conditions at 60 FPS, I got no flickering at all.
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There you go:

flickering:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6k8...ature=youtu.be

not flickering:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbjf...ature=youtu.be

If you guys could test yours and post some feedback it would be awesome I really wanna be sure that my unit is faulty before paying lots of cash to ship it back to the US.
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