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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.  

HERO3+ Low Resolution Video (LRV) File Size Information

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+ and BacPac Accessory Housing / Backdoor Information

When using a HERO3+ camera with a Battery BacPac or LCD Touch BacPac you have a couple of options: If you have the Dive Housing that came with HERO3, you can use the existing BacPac Backdoor that came with your BacPac accessory. If you have the Standard Housing that came with your HERO3+ camera, you can purchase the BacPac™ Backdoor Kit (for Standard Housing). If you had a BacPac Backdoor from a previous camera version, you will notice that the BacPac Backdoor does not fit onto the HERO3+ Standard Housing, so the BacPac™ Backdoor... Read More »

HERO3+ Available Now!

Two new GoPro camera models are now available:  HERO3+ Black Edition and HERO3+ Silver Edition!  Check out this new introductory video which was shot 100% with the HERO3+ camera. For more information about these two cameras, check out the product pages here: HERO3+ Black Edition HERO3+ Silver Edition  

What are the Advantages of Using Wi-Fi Over Bluetooth?

You may wonder why the GoPro cameras use Wi-Fi rather than Bluetooth to communicate with the Remote and GoPro App.  Wi-Fi has several advantages over Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE* including: Higher Bandwidth Better Range Lower Latency Higher Bit-Rate Better Security *Bluetooth LE has the same functionality as Bluetooth however it has lower energy consumption.

GoPro Tutorial Videos

If you are interested in viewing any of our GoPro tutorial videos, you can check them out in the our GoPro Tutorial Playlist below.  We have several kind of videos to check out.

What is SuperView?

SuperView is a new feature introduced with HERO3+ Black Edition which allows you to capture an immersive wide angle perspective. What this mode does is it takes a 4:3 aspect ratio and dynamically stretches it to a 16:9 aspect ratio. This can be a great choice because it uses the height of the camera's sensor that you get with 4:3 meaning that you will see more of the sky and ground assuming you are pointed at the horizon. What does dynamic stretching mean? The way it works is that the camera... Read More »

What are microSD Adapters?

In order for your microSD card to be seen on your computer you will need a microSD adapter.  These adapters can code in two varieties: microSD to SD card Adapter microSD USB card Reader Here is an image showing what both variety of adapters look like:

Blank White Screen in the Settings Menu on the GoPro App

When selecting the Settings option to try and change the HERO3+ camera Wi-Fi Name and/or Password, the Settings screen appears blank or white.  It may appear like this: If you are seeing this, it is likely that you do not have the latest GoPro App version installed properly. iCloud Users If you have installed the GoPro App and the app is saved in iCloud, it is important to note that the version saved in iCloud may not be the latest GoPro App version. So if at any point you remove the... Read More »