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What are microSD Adapters?

In order for your microSD card to be seen on your computer you will need a microSD adapter. These adapters can come in two varieties: microSD to SD card Adapter microSD USB card Reader Here is an image showing what both variety of adapters look like:

Mobile Device Disconnects from the Camera's Wi-Fi

If you are experiencing a problem where your phone or tablet is disconnecting from your camera's Wi-Fi network, this FAQ should help top resolve the problem. Here are some of the messages that you may receive on your mobile device: Avoided poor internet connection Internet connection is unstable Internet not available Network disabled, poor connection Network disabled because internet connection is slow Poor Connection / Connection Lost Follow these steps to try and resolve the problem: Forget the camera's wireless network via the mobile devices wireless settings, the re-add the camera's... Read More »

Internal Microphone Disabled when the Combo Cable is Attached

When a combo cable is attached to a HERO3 or HERO3+ camera the internal microphone in the camera is automatically disabled. The reason for this is that the Combo Cable allows for an external microphone to be connected, so the internal mic is turned off.

Problems Downloading Camera Software Updates

If you are having difficulty downloading the latest software update for your HERO3 or HERO3+ camera, it may be due to the browser that you are using. We have seen some problems when using Internet Explorer. Here are some specific issues we have seen: The Next Step button is not clickable after entering your camera serial number, name, and email address. The button to download the camera software update is not generated. If you are running into either of these issues, try downloading the camera software using Google Chrome or Mozilla... Read More »

HERO3 Recording Time in Each Video Setting

Recording time will vary according to the resolution setting used and the card capacity. Here are the average recording storage times for HERO3 cameras with a 64GB SD card. Note #1: If you are using a 32 GB SD card, these average record times would be half as large. Note #2: These are not battery life estimates, it these are storage capacity estimates for the SD card. For battery life estimates, see this article: HERO3 Camera Battery-life. All Protune video in Black edition camera: 3h All Protune video in Silver edition... Read More »

Video Tutorial - Using the Rubber Locking Plug and Camera Tether

The rubber locking plug and the camera tethers are useful tools to reduce vibration and secure your camera while shooting videos or photos. Watch a demonstration of how to use these two accessories below. MusicBroke for Free "My Always Mood"Check out: http://brokeforfree.com/ The Rubber Locking Plug comes with all GoPro Cameras and the GoPro Grab Bag of Mounts. The camera tether comes with the SurfBoard Mount, the Floaty Backdoor, the Grab Bag of Mounts, and the Camera Tethers package. The Rubber Locking Plug is compatible with the GoPro Quick Release Buckle... Read More »

Video Tutorial - Formatting your SD Card from your GoPro Camera’s Settings Menu

Formatting your SD card in the GoPro camera is the best way to remove old video and photos files. When you format your SD card in your camera the original file structure and partitions are restored so that the SD card will continue to properly communicate with the camera. Watch the demonstration below showing how to format your SD card. MusicBroke for Free "Murmur"Check out: http://brokeforfree.com/ For written instruction on how to format your SD card in your GoPro camera click on the camera model below: HERO3+ and HERO3 HD HERO2... Read More »

GoPro Camera File Naming Convention

Here's a table indicating the file-naming convention for various recording types: ‘xxxx’ = DCF file number, from 0001-9999 ‘yyy’ = GoPro “group” number – a group denotes photos that are part of a “group”, such as burst photo shot or a time lapse shot. ‘zz’ = GoPro “chapter” number, from 01-99 – this is the 2nd part of the same video that was forced to split due to file size or other restrictions.

How to Pair the Camera with the GoPro App

To pair your GoPro camera with the GoPro App, please follow these steps: Power on your camera. If you're using an HD HERO2 camera, with both units already powered on, attach the Wi-Fi BacPac to the HD HERO2 camera. Press the Wi-Fi button on the side of the HERO3/HERO3+ camera or Wi-Fi BacPac to go to the Wi-Fi menu. Note - you'll need to press the button two times if you're using the HERO3+ or HERO3 camera. If you have a HERO3/HERO3+ camera, select "GoPro App", or if you have an... Read More »

Video Tutorial - Charging Your Camera and Accessories

Properly charging your camera and accessories is essential for having a great day out there shooting videos and photos. This demonstrations highlights best practices for charging and preserving your battery. MusicBroke for Free "Note Drop"Check out: http://brokeforfree.com/ Learn more about your cameras battery life, click on the links below for a full description of battery life expectancies. HERO3+ HERO3 HD HERO2, HD HERO Origina, and HD HERO 960