Live Preview While Recording In The GoPro App

The GoPro App supports Live Preview (the ability to see what the camera sees while recording) in many resolutions. Sometimes you might see 'Preview Not Supported' or a 'Camera Busy' message appear. This means that the resolutions and/or fps is too high to be supported by Live Preview. 

FYI:

  • If Time Lapse Photo is not showing a live preview, shoot at a higher interval starting at 2 seconds.
  • Time Lapse Video, Night Lapse and Burst Mode is not supported by live preview.
  • Protune is not supported in most cases.


Please find your camera model below to learn where Live Preview should be supported by the GoPro App.

HERO5 Black and newer
Almost all resolutions and frame rates are supported from the HERO5. If you do not see Live Preview, you can try another resolution, or your device might not support the high frame rate/resolution you are shooting in.

HERO4 Black 
Live app preview while recording is supported in all modes except 2.7K 60, 1440 80, 1080p120/90, 960p120, 720p240, WVGA.
 

Resolution

Live App Preview

2.7k 60fps

NO PREVIEW

1440p 80fps

NO PREVIEW

1080p 120fps

NO PREVIEW

1080p 90fps

NO PREVIEW

960p 120fps

NO PREVIEW

720p 240fps

NO PREVIEW

WVGA

NO PREVIEW


HERO4 Silver

Live app preview while recording is supported in all modes except 960 100, 720 120, 720pSV 100, WVGA.

Resolution

Live App Preview

960p 100fps

NO PREVIEW

720p 120fps

NO PREVIEW

720S 100fps

NO PREVIEW

WVGA

NO PREVIEW


HERO4 Session

Live app preview while recording is supported in all modes except 1080 60.

NTSC /  PAL

Resolution

Live App Preview

NTSC

1080p 60fps

NO PREVIEW

PAL

1080p 50fps

NO PREVIEW


HERO+ & HERO+LCD  

Live app preview while recording is supported in all modes except 960 100, 720 120, 720pSV 100, WVGA. 

NTSC / PAL

Resolution

Live App Preview

NTSC

1080p 60fps

NO PREVIEW

PAL

1080p 50fps

NO PREVIEW


HERO2, HERO3, & HERO3+

Live Preview should be supported in most video resolutions. However, as the GoPro App continues to be updated and evolve, some resolutions may no longer support Live Preview. 

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