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How to Transfer Files from a Camera to a Computer

This article will describe the process of transferring files from your camera to your computer. Step 1: Get your computer to recognize your SD card. Your pictures and videos are saved to your camera's SD card when you record them, so first we need to get your computer to recognize the SD card so you can transfer them from the card to your computer. You can use an SD card reader or your camera to get your computer to recognize the SD card.  If you use your camera, make sure the... Read More »

Camera is not Recognized when Plugged into a Computer USB Port

If your computer is not recognizing the USB connection it could be one of a few things: There is a loose connection somewhere The USB cable is faulty There is a compatibility issue with the SD card There is a fault with the camera itself. Please try removing and reinserting the USB cable into the camera and computer, ensuring that both ends are fully inserted and secure.  Note that you do have to give a little extra push to have the USB cable click into place when connecting to the camera.... Read More »

What are .thm and .lrv files?

Depending on what camera you are using, what software version you have installed, and what resolution you are recording video in, you may notice .thm and .lrv files stored on your camera after recording video. .thm files are Thumbnail video files which are used to display a thumbnail image of the video .lrv files are Low Resolution Video files. These will be created if: You have a HERO3+ Black or Silver Editions, HERO3: Black Edition camera or… You have a HD HERO2, HERO3: White Edition, or HERO3: Silver Edition camera and... Read More »

Curved Nature of Pictures and Videos

The reason GoPro videos have a slight fish-eye effect, is due to the wide angle lens on the camera.  It's actually called a barrel distortion, which is a result of having the 170 degree lens. This curve/barrel distortion allows for the 170 degree ultra wide angle shots that GoPro is known for.  You can slightly reduce this effect on the HD HERO Original  camera by filming in 1080p (30 FPS) mode, which brings the Field Of View (FOV) down to 127 degrees.  With the HD HERO2 camera, you also have the option at 1080p... Read More »

Recommended Chargers

If you plan to use a USB charger to charge your camera or Battery BacPac, be sure to research the volts (V) and amps (A) that the charger outputs before you connect your camera or Battery BacPac to it. Our cameras and Battery BacPacs require USB chargers that output 5V and 1A.  Using chargers that do not meet this requirement can potentially break your camera or Battery BacPac.  To properly charge your camera, first power it off and disconnect the BacPac if one is attached.  Next, connect the camera to a... Read More »

HD HERO2, HD HERO Original, and HD HERO 960 Battery Life

With a single battery, you will get approximately 2.5 hours of continuous video recording time in mild and warmer temperatures. Cold temps will reduce run times somewhat, however the camera helps to minimize this by transferring the normal heat generated during operation towards the battery. If you use our Battery BacPac, you can use two batteries at the same time to effectively double recording times. 

HD HERO2 Camera Features and Highlights

The new HD HERO 2 Camera is 2x more powerful in every way compared to the original HD HERO.  Here are the highlights of the HD HERO2: Professional 11MP Sensor 2x Faster Image Processor 2X Sharper Glass Lens Professional Low Light Performance Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p  120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video Full 170º and Medium 127º FOV Photos 10 11MP Photos Per Second Burst 1 11MP Photo Every 0.5 Sec Timelapse Mode 3.5mm External Stereo Microphone Input Simple... Read More »

Unable to View Camera Media in the GoPro App

You should be able to view the media on the SD card in your GoPro camera if you are connected to the camera via the GoPro App. If you are not able to view your media on the camera from the app, it may be due to an issue where you need to take a photo or a brief video before the media is properly displayed. First, make sure that you are going to the correct place to view the media. When your camera is connected to your phone or tablet,... Read More »

Turning Off One Button Mode

If your camera automatically starts taking a video recording upon powering it on, the camera has One Button Mode enabled. This will be indicated by your camera's LCD screen blinking and the red LED blinking on the front of the camera. If you do not want One Button mode enabled, this article will explain how to disable it. HD HERO (Original) To exit one button mode, please turn on the camera so it starts either recording or taking the photos.  While it is doing so, press and hold the shutter button for... Read More »

Using the Camera While Charging

You can simultaneously charge and record with the HD HERO Original, HD HERO2, HERO3, or HERO3+ cameras.  To do this, you can use the supplied USB cable.  Use that to connect your camera to a USB wall charger or auto charger that outputs 5V and 1A.  You cannot record while the camera is connected to a computer.