GoPro to NoGo
Ah the old GoPro Hero 3+ Black. Once upon a time it was a great camera that could be placed in tight or otherwise hard to reach places. It used to be fully controllable via the GoPro mobile app. Previews could be checked before recording to check positioning as well as exposure values (not that there was a whole lot of control there).
Then the GoPro app became Capture and it ruined the experience requiring internet to login to the app to control the camera. Like so many others, GoPro has been pushing their silly cloud and mobile editing and upload. In their push for cloud however they gimped the camera so they can monitor usage for supposedly improving products.
Out in the country or up in the mountains and want to use a GoPro? Well not with the mobile app you can’t. In effect it throws us back to the Hero 2 era of just guessing what we’re pointing at and cannot set needed exposure compensations reliably. To be fair you might get lucky and stay logged in, but there’s also some probability that you’ll periodically and randomly get logged out – like app auto updaters. Many users have been bitten by this login issue for months now with no indication from GoPro that they plan to to resolve the issue. GoPro has become NoGo for my purposes and and others both professional and just the traveling adventurer.