Hero2 at 720 60fps, you can record all day long, no issue.
Ever seen the label PROFESSIONAL on the HD3 Black specification list ? I guess that means we need to understand the unit hahahah.
You can send the camera 10 times back to GoPro and claim it is faulty and the same 60ish celcius auto shut down will haunt you. Until they update the firmware again and show warning of : CAMERA IS OVERHEATING - WILL SHUT DOWN IN 10 SECONDS
I can record near 3 hours on HD3 Black at 1080p 60fps, no issue....but I use a fan to cool the camera now-this-is-how-much-power-black-consumes-t11784-20.html#p66060
Good, you OC your PC, so you know heat issue.
We old time GoPro owners understood things GP does. They used to update the firmware slow, now faster. They are not the best company for
issuing warning on their user manual.
If you use your HD3 using the FRAME mount, on a bike or a car with a bit of wind blowing to it, it won't overheat so fast or wont overheat at all....that is logic.
All GP has waterproof housing and that limits air circulation, but it is waterproof. If you can not see the logic that waterproof housing will make
camera hotter, better buy the latest Aiptek and use it
BTW Aiptek 720p 60fps is at 15mbps bit rate AT BEST.
If you want to use HD3 Black at high bit rate recording, accept its limitation. It is not a flaw, it is just a limitation when at higher ambient temperature and with housing.
If you don't like it ( HD3 Black ), get a refund and use other lower bit rate model or brand.... simple.With the picture quality it has given us, which will make other brands/models IQ looking like garbage......we have learnt to accept we can not win all, heat build up we must watch out.
If you are still not happy, sue GoPro for lemon law or whatever law you can use ( assuming you are in the USA ).
1 million HD3 Black sold since Dec 2012, I am guessing and it wont be far off. US$1.2 billion expected sales from HD3 this 2013 according to Forbes.
So you are the 0.0000001% population who seems to not want to accept the 60ish celcius limit. So refund it, it won't change GoPro stellar position for POV camera. Get that Aiptek you seems to love so much
There is nothing else we old timers can advice you....you win.
Do what you like, while we enjoy our HD3 black ( with known limitation ) and you using an Aiptek
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