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HERO3: Silver Edition

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Preview Never Starts in the GoPro App

Troubleshooting for video preview issues on the App

Supported Resolutions for Playback and Copy in the GoPro App

Not all devices support Copy and Playback in the same way. This article lays out the differences by device and capture mode. 14K, 2.7K and Protune™ video files are not supported.2Compatibility varies by device and operating system version. Compatibility not guaranteed for all devices. Note: Content playback, sharing and access to the camera's memory card is not available on Windows Phone. Key Yes: Your device supports copy, playback and sharing of these files in their original, high-resolution format or the LRV (Low Resolution Video) format. No: Your device does not support... 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... Read More »

HERO3 Camera FAQs

1. Photo Sizes WHITE Edition 5MP: 2592x1944 pixels SILVER Edition 11MP Wide: 3840x2880 pixels 8MP Medium: 3200x2400 pixels 5MP Wide: 2592x1944 pixels 5MP Medium: 2592x1944 pixels BLACK Edition 12MP Wide: 4000x3000 pixels 7MP Wide: 3000x2250 pixels 7MP Medium: 3000x2250 pixels 5MP Medium: 2560x1920 pixels 2. HDMI Connection Type All HERO3 cameras comply to HDMI spec 1.3aMicro HDMI to Standard HDMI cable is required. 3. Is HDMI live feed out compressed? HERO3 cameras output uncompressed video over HDMI output. Video is stored compressed on camera but upon playback video is uncompressed and... 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 »

HERO3 & 3+ White Balance Setting Information

The HERO3 Black and Silver Edition and HERO3+ Black Edition cameras let pro users manually adjust the white balance depending on what the shooting conditions are. Here's an explanation: •6500k: Cool white fluorescent skylight lighting. This setting is great for indoors and settings with a lot of white light. •5500k: Daylight or sunlit shooting. This setting is great for daylight while shooting outside. •3000k: Incandescent or sunrise/sunset lighting. This setting is great for lower-light situations, where you want the camera to pick up detail without the help of a lot of... Read More »

How to Check Your Camera's Software Version

With the newer camera software versions, the camera will briefly show the version number on the camera's front LCD screen upon power it ON. This is the easiest way to determine the version that the camera is running on. You can also find out what software version is installed on your HD HERO2 camera or HERO3/3+ camera by looking in your SD card's version.txt file. Follow these steps to check your camera's software version: Reformat your SD card in the camera, by using the delete all/reformat function in the settings menu.... Read More »

How to Find the Root Level of Your SD Card

During camera software updates, you're sometimes asked to drag files to the root level of your SD card. Sounds simple enough right? That is, unless you don't know what the root level of an SD card is. Just in case you don't, here's an explanation of what we mean by that. The "root level" is another way to say the "main", "parent" or "top" folder of your SD card. You access the root level through your computer. Here are steps for how to access the root level: 1. Connect the SD... Read More »

Using the Camera While Charging

You can simultaneously charge and record with the camera. 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.

Continuous Photo Mode Information

Continuous Photo mode allows you to capture a series of Photos continuously while holding down the Shutter button until you release the shutter button, or until the camera has taken 30 photos. Continuous Photos can be taken at the following rates: 3 photos every 1 second (3 SPS) 5 photos every 1 second (5 SPS) 10 photos every 1 second (10 SPS) Note: Your camera will remain in the Continuous Photo mode until you return it to the Single photo capture setting option. Also note: Once the camera has reached 30... Read More »