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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 »

HERO3 and HERO3+ 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

Have an Idea or Suggestion for GoPro?

We are always stoked to hear from the GoPro community and we welcome your enthusiasm about us and what we are doing. If you have an idea or a suggestion for us, we encourage you to check out this page: Connect with GoPro.

What is the Difference Between the Standard Housing and the Dive Housing

Question? What is the difference between the Dive Housing and Standard Housing? Where does it apply? HERO3 HERO3+ HERO4 Answer? The Standard Housing is the slim housing that comes with the HERO3+ and is waterproof down to 40m. The Dive Housing is Dive Housing is designed for deep sea diving and extreme activities. It is waterproof to 60m.

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