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HERO3+ HDMI Output Information

What Compression does HERO3+ Video Playback and Live Preview use when Sent Over HDMI? For live feed, HERO3 cameras output uncompressed video over HDMI output. For video playback, video is stored compressed on camera but upon playback video is uncompressed and output over HDMI. How Much Latency is there in HDMI Live Preview from the HERO3+ Camera? You will generally see about a 2-3 frame delay when using HDMI live preview. What's the color space of the HDMI output (i.e. RGB)? The color space of the HDMI output is RGB in... Read More »

What is the Center of Gravity on the HERO3+ Camera?

This applies to a camera with a battery, not in a Waterproof Housing. Facing the camera the center of gravity is 30.02mm from the left edge, 6.96mm from the front plate.

What is the HERO3+ Camera Wi-Fi Frequency?

HERO3+ Black and Silver Edition cameras' built-in Wi-Fi frequency is 2.4 GHz, b/g.

What is the Pixel Pitch in HERO3+ Cameras?

The pixel pitch for HERO3+ cameras (both Black and Silver Editions) is 1.55 microns.

What is the Power Draw of HERO3+ Cameras While Charging?

The battery charge current varies during the charging cycle from 1A to 60mA. The maximum current depends on the source. 1A from a wall charger. 500mA off a laptop USB 2.0 port.

HERO3+ Camera Photo Dimensions

This article shows the available photo options in the HERO3+ Black and Silver Edition cameras and the corresponding photo size for each option. HERO3+ Black Edition 12 MP Wide: 4000 x 3000 pixels7 MP Wide: 3000 x 2250 pixels7 MP Medium: 3000 x 2250 pixels5 MP Medium: 2560 x 1920 pixels HERO3+ Silver Edition 10 MP Wide: 3680 x 2760 pixels7 MP Wide: 3072 x 2304 pixels5 MP Medium: 2624 x 1968 pixels

How to Pair Your HERO3+ Camera and Wi-Fi Remote

If you can't control your HERO3+ camera with your Wi-Fi Remote, try pairing the two devices. In most cases, this corrects the issue. If it doesn't, use the "Contact Us" form to contact a GoPro Tech Support Rep so we can help you out. Here’s how to pair your HERO3+ Camera and Wi-Fi Remote: To get started, make sure your camera and remote have a full charge and are powered OFF. Part 1 - Get your HERO3+ camera ready for pairing mode 1. Power ON the HERO3+ camera. 2. Press the... Read More »

HERO3+ Short Record Times

If you notice that your HERO3+ camera is recording for significantly shorter than expected durations, this article should help you out. You should be able to record in 1080p 30fps for about 2 hours for HERO3+ Black Edition or 3 hours for the HERO3+ Silver Edition, until the batter runs out. This may be shorter if you have Wi-Fi enabled or are using certain bacpac accessories. If you are not getting this kind of record times, try the following steps: Make sure you’re using a known-good SD card. Check out our... Read More »

HERO3+ Black Edition Shuts Down with no Temperature Icon when Hot

In some cases you may experience the HERO3+ Black Edition shut down without seeing the temperature icon when the camera is hot. It will show the temperature icon the first time the camera shuts down due to heat, but if you try to power on the camera while it is still too hot it may shut down without any temperature warning. If you run into this, let the camera cool down completely before using it again.

Are HERO3+ Cameras Compatible with Existing Accessories, Mounts, and Harnesses?

Yes, HERO3+ cameras are compatible with all existing HERO3 accessories, mounts, and harnesses.