All HERO3 and HERO3+ cameras record video using the h.264 codec and the MP4 file type.
If you see a picture of a bicycle and a plus sign (+) on your camera’s screen, that’s the file repair icon. This means that your file was corrupted during filming for some reason. While the icon is showing on the screen, press ANY BUTTON on the camera, and the camera will repair the file. While the camera is attempting to recover the file, the icon will blink repeatedly. Once completed, the camera’s screen will revert to the normal file counter display. Here are some ways you can prevent file corruption...
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The following chart shows the supported video resolutions for video preview in the GoPro App. *If preview doesn't start using 960p, try using a different resolution such as: 1080p or 720p
Check out this tutorial video on how to use the HERO3 and HERO3+ Wrist Housing.
Breathing gently on the lens to fog it up and then wiping with a gentle cloth is the most affective way to clean the lens. Repeat until clean. We recommend against using a cleaning solution. If you use a cleaning solution, you run the risk...
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This article details the Low Resolution Video (LRV) files and their respective full-resolution sizes. The testing that generated this data was done with 1 minute video recordings using similar outside lighting conditions for accuracy. Note: All FOV's were not listed because file size differences are negligible and pixel dimensions remain constant for all FOV's. HERO3: Black Edition HERO3: Silver Edition HERO3: White Edition
If you are experiencing this wavy or distorted footage when using your GoPro during an activity where there is a large amount of vibration, it is most likely that a vibration is being emitted which is actually reaching the camera's sensor and causing the waviness...
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In order to use the new features in the latest GoPro App update, it is requires to update your GoPro camera software. If you do not update your camera software you will get a message within the GoPro App that states: "Firmware Update Required". For information on how to update your firmware, see the following FAQs: HERO3 instructions HD HERO2 instructions
The HERO3 battery a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and is rated at 1050 mAH, 3.7V, and 3885 mWh. If you are looking for a replacement battery, you can find one on the GoPro Store here.
Power on the camera and look at the version number that is displayed on the screen as it turns on. If the version number is current, then the update completed successfully. See this article to confirm what the latest version is: Software Update Release Information.