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HD HERO 960

PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS


Product Manuals

Answers to the most common questions:

HD HERO 960 Camera Resolutions and Frame Rates

The HD HERO 960 camera films in the following resolutions: 960p = 1280x960 pixels (4:3) @ 30 FPS 720p = 1280x720 pixels (16:9) @ 30 FPS WVGA = 848x480 pixels (16:9) @ 60 FPS  

Shortened Camera Battery-life

The batteries used in the HD HERO cameras need to be power cycled a few times when they're new before you'll get the full battery-life out of them. To power cycle your battery, please charge until full and deplete by recording a video with the camera.  Repeat this three times.  Your battery-life should then be about 2 hours of continuous recording. If you continue to have shortened battery-life, please contact GoPro Customer Support.

Camera is Stuck in 'tEL' Mode

If your LCD screen is displaying the 'tEL' icon, it is to indicate that the camera is connected to a TV via the HD or AV component cables for photo/video playback.If 'tEL' is being displayed while no HD or AV cable is connected to the camera, then there is a fault.  It could be a one time glitch being caused by a bad connection in the TV port in the camera.  Please try the following: Remove the battery from the camera. Insert and remove the HD and AV component cables from... Read More »

All of the Icons are Blinking on the HD HERO Original

If all of the shooting mode icons are blinking repeatedly on your HD HERO Original camera, it is to indicate that you have the UPd (upside down) image capture mode setting selected.The UPd mode should only be used when recording with the camera upside down, in order to have the recorded image automatically flipped upright.  If recording with the camera upright, please be sure to go into the settings menu and select the UP image capture setting. Please note this only pertains to the mode icons. If the entire front display... Read More »

Audio Problems After Using Battery BacPac with the HD HERO Original Camera

If you have a problem with your camera's audio after using the Battery BacPac, it's likely that you haven't successfully updated your camera's software to be able to function with the Battery BacPac. Once you find the LCO/LCF settings on your camera, you know that the camera software is properly installed and it will be ready to function with the Battery BacPac.  Please check out the Updating the Software in the HD HERO Original Camera page for instructions on how to update your camera's software.

No Software Update for the HD HERO 960 Camera

The HD HERO 960 camera was produced and shipped with all of the camera features so no software update has ever been required. 

Purchasing the HD HERO 960 Camera

Due to the release of the HD HERO2 Professional camera, we discontinued production on the HD HERO 960 camera. However this camera can still be found by using the store locater on our website to pull up all of the authorized GoPro dealers in your area, it's possible that some of them may still have the HD HERO 960 camera in stock.  GoPro Store Locator International customers can contact the nearest distributor to inquire about this camera.  GoPro International Distributors

HD HERO Original Camera Makes Clicking Noise with the LCD BacPac

The HD HERO Original camera will make a clicking noise if the LCD BacPac is attached if you haven't first updated your HD HERO Original camera's software. If you do not see the LCO/LCF options in your camera's settings menu, then you'll need to update your camera's software.  Please remove the LCD BacPac and battery.  Reinsert the battery only.  Next, please update your HD HERO Original camera's software. Once you've completed the camera software update, you should be able to use your camera with the LCD BacPac.

Camera Does Not Power on Into the Correct Default Settings

If your camera is not powering on into the correct default settings this means you are holding down the power button too long. The button only needs to be pressed once for the camera to successfully power on. By holding down the button to power it on, the HD HERO2 camera thinks it's being powered on and then switched into the next mode. 

Premium Accessory compatibility with the HD HERO 960 Camera

The Premium Accessories are not compatible with the HD HERO 960 camera as they require the HERO Bus port to successfully pair with the camera, a feature the HD HERO 960 camera does not have.  Premium Accessories are as follows:  LCD BacPac Battery BacPac Wi-Fi BacPac + Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit All other mounting accessories are compatible with the HD HERO 960 camera.