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Controller red-circle button to start/stop videos and photos

GeekDaddy

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I often struggle to properly start/stop video or take a photo with the controller button (red circle).
I've tried light taps, firm taps. longer presses, shorter presses.
The resulting action from the camera is inconsistent and seems to randomly accept my presses.
I press, check the flight screen to see if it's recording or taking the pic, tap, check again, press firmly, check again -- until the video or photo actually starts or stops.

Is this typical? Does anyone have any recommendations for how to press this button ONCE to start or stop the video/photo?
 

Ironspear

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Good question mate.
I have had this problem too. It sucks when you thought you turned on video only to land and realise it wasnt recording. Now all I do is start the karma, start the controller, wait for them to connect and then launch the karma. Then as it is hovering in front of me I press the record button once and then check the screen to make sure it has started recording. Try not to press the button too many times. I am not sure but maybe there is lag in starting the video recording if the karma is a long way away from you??? As for still pics, I just get them from the video file.

Good luck.
 

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yes. My hero 5 black does this but my hero 6 does not. Hero 6 is faster to respond my commands.
 

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Also have similar issues where the media (on screen) button doesn't show and or is greyed out. In most cases I can shut down and restart (usually several times) and it starts working.

Seems these little idiosyncrasies are the norm with the Karma; guessing hardware/firmware updates will be nonexistent going forward!?
 

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