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SD Card Reformat on a Mac Computer

What are you trying to do? Format an SD card in Windows Where does it apply? Mac OS X How to do it Here is a link that shows you how to reformat an SD card (or MicroSD card) on your Mac: The steps are also written out below. Connect the SD card to your computer by using an external card reader. Save all the files from your SD card that you want to keep to your computer before moving to step 2. Formatting the SD card deletes all the data... Read More »

SD Card Reformat on a Windows Computer

What are you trying to do? Format an SD card in Windows Where does it apply? Windows How to do it Windows XP & Windows Vista - Check out this video which contains the steps to format the SD card. Windows 7 - Check out this video which contains the steps to format the SD card. Windows 8 - See the written instructions below: Step 1: Bring up Desktop View If you are not already in Desktop View, bring up Desktop View by pressing the Windows key + D on your... Read More »

External Microphone Recommendations

Question What are the Recommended External Microphones for GoPro Cameras? Where does it apply? HERO4 HERO3+ HERO3 Answer This list is not 100% comprehensive, other mics may work, but these mics are supported: Supported by all cameras: All Rode VideoMic models Sennheiser MKE 400 Countryman Lapel (MEMWF05BD2-R) Sound Professionals SP-TFB-2 Opteka VM-100 Video Condenser Shotgun Microphone Sony ECMCS3 Clip style Omnidirectional Stereo Microphone Generally, any Lavalier microphone is supported Hero 4 Black Edition only: Shure SM57 Sennheiser MD421 Shure SM58 Shure SM7B Electrovoice Re20

Best Ways to Achieve Video Out Signal via HDMI

What are you trying to do? Output video signal to HDTV monitor or broadcasting product (i.e. converter, switcher, HDMI recorder, etc.) Where does it apply? HERO4 (Black and Silver Editions) HERO3+ (Black and Silver Editions) HERO3 (White, Silver, and Black Editions) HERO2 How to do it Make sure that your HDTV Input Channel is set to the same input port that you have the HDMI Cable connected to. Make sure that the camera is powered OFF and there are no BacPac accessories attached to your camera before you connect the camera... Read More »

HDMI Detectives

Question Are GoPro cameras compatible with HDMI detectives? Where does it apply? HERO4 (Silver and Black Editions) HERO3+ (Silver and Black Editions) HERO3 (White, Silver and Black Editions) HERO2 Answer Yes, we have seen compatibility with HDMI detectives, mostly brand name ones like Gefen. An HDMI detective is used to help establish the EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) and signal with the camera, when preparing to connect it to a sink source (i.e. HDMI recorder, broadcast switcher, etc.). This will help ensure that no information is lost or dropped from the... Read More »

How To Use the GoPro App for Night Photo

What are you trying to do? The camera LCD screen may be difficult to see at night in order to set it up for Night Photo. Using the GoPro App will allow you to setup the camera without having to look at the front LCD. While the preview screen on the GoPro App may not show what the camera is actually capturing, downloading the photo from the camera's memory card to your smart device will display the actual result of your Night Photo. Where does it apply? HERO4 HERO3+ HERO3 HD... Read More »

GoPro Sticker Requests

We are stoked you want to slap some stickers on your gear! Fill out the request form and we will have some sent out to you. Due to limited inventory, we can only accept one request per customer every 3 months.

GoPro Camera File Chaptering Information

Question How are chapters created with GoPro cameras? Where does this apply? HERO4 HERO3+ HERO3 HD HERO2 Answer When taking a video recording, the camera will automatically segment into a new file chapter once it has reached a certain size. These files when put together with editing software will play seamlessly as if they were never chaptered, and when played back from the camera directly will also play through as one continuation.This chaptering is intentional and there is no way to keep the camera from doing so. Chapters are divided like... Read More »

Premium Accessory Compatibility

The following table shows Premium Accessory compatibility with the different GoPro camera models. X = Yes, compatibile L = Limited compatibility Limited compatibility explanation There is limited compatibility for the LCD Touch BacPac with the HD HERO Original and HD HERO2 cameras. The LCD Touch BacPac touch interface does not work with these cameras, but you can control it just like you control your original LCD BacPac. The camera's Shutter button is used to select menu options, and the Power button is used to cycle through menu options. The Battery BacPac... Read More »