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HERO3+ Camera Will Not Power On

What's the issue? The camera does not power on Where does it apply? HERO3+ cameras How to fix it If your camera is not powering on, there could be a fault with the camera, battery, SD card, or there could be a loose connection somewhere. We have some tips for you to try that should clear up the issue for you. Remove any BacPac accessories, the battery, and SD card from the camera. Reinsert the battery only. Press the power button. If the camera powers on, your camera was frozen and... Read More »

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

How to Update Camera Software Wirelessly With the GoPro App

If you have updated your GoPro App to version 2.3 or greater, you now have the option to update your HERO4, HERO3+, Black Edition, or HERO3+ Silver Edition camera wirelessly directly from the GoPro App. There are 5 requirements in order to update GoPro camera software wirelessly, they are: You can only update HERO3+ and HERO4 cameras wirelessly. Earlier camera models cannot be updated in this way. If you have an earlier camera model, please visit the Software Update Page. You must be using a compatible mobile device. You must have... Read More »

How to Update Camera Software Wirelessly With the GoPro App

If you have updated your GoPro App to version 2.3 or greater, you now have the option to update your HERO4, HERO3+, Black Edition, or HERO3+ Silver Edition camera wirelessly directly from the GoPro App. There are 5 requirements in order to update GoPro camera software wirelessly, they are: You can only update HERO3+ and HERO4 cameras wirelessly. Earlier camera models cannot be updated in this way. If you have an earlier camera model, please visit the Software Update Page. You must be using a compatible mobile device. You must have... Read More »

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 »