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HERO3+ Silver Edition

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Delay Between Camera and Remote at Power-on

It should take about 3-5 seconds for the camera to power on once the power button is pressed on the Wi-Fi Remote. If the camera does not power on, check for the following: Make sure that the WiFi BacPac and remote are paired, and that a connection is recognized. Make sure that the camera, Wi-Fi BacPac, and Remote batteries are fully charged. Remember that you need to charge the Wi-Fi BacPac by connecting it to a computer, USB charger, or auto charger directly. It can't be charged through the camera. If... Read More »

Lux Rating Information

The Lux ratings for the HERO3 and HERO3+ cameras are not something that we have available. We feel that the Lux rating does not provide an accurate picture of the light sensitivity capabilities of the camera, since this is only a rating for the camera sensor, and does not take into account the actual processing of the image by the camera. The best thing you can do to get a better idea of the camera's low-light performance is to take a look at our customers' videos on websites like Youtube or... Read More »

Static Sound is Heard on Recorded Video Files

For HERO3 camera users, make sure that you have updated to the latest camera software version. The latest update reduces interference from constant noises. There are times when certain external electrical interference or audio frequencies will interfere with the audio recording of the camera, and cause a background static. This static should only be appearing in your video if it is being exposed to the interference or frequency. For example, if in a car, you should not have the static if the car is switched off. Electrical systems vary from car... Read More »

Can HERO3, HERO3+, and HERO4 cameras Use Multiple Outputs at the Same Time?

You cannot use multiple outputs such as HDMI and LCD Touch BacPac at the same time. Basically only one kind of output (HDMI/LCD Touch BacPac/Composite/Wifi streaming) can be shown at any time. With the HERO4 Silver's built-in LCD Touch screen, the image will disappear when outputting video through a different port or source.

Do GoPro Cameras Check for an Audio Bit in the EDID?

Yes, GoPro cameras do check for an audio bit in theExtended Display Identification Data.

HERO3+ Auto Gain Control Information

Auto Gain Control makes far-field sound and sound when the camera is inside waterproof housing, usable. The range of gain is 0-40 dB.

HERO3+ Battery Specifications

The HERO3+ battery is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and is rated at 1180 mAH, 3.7V, and 4366mWh.

HERO3+ External Microphone Information

What is the reserved power bias for external mics?The reserved power bias for external mics is 3.3v. What's the impedance of the external mic?GoPro mic input impedance is 2.2 kOhms, any mic that has impedance that's close to 2.2 kOhms should be OK. Is the external mic connection balanced or unbalanced?Unbalanced

HERO3+ Waterproof Housing Depth Rating

The depth rating for the camera depends on what housing you are using. Each of the HERO3+ cameras come with the Standard Housing that is capable of withstanding depths of up to 131 feet (40 meters). If you are using the Dive Housing, it is waterproof to 197' (60 meters) If you are using a BacPac, here are the depth ratings: If you are using the Dive Housing BacPac Backdoor, the depth rating is 197' (60 meters). If you are using the HERO3+ Standard Housing with the HERO3+ Standard BacPac Backdoor,... Read More »

Is HDCP Enabled in HERO3+?

No, High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is not enabled for HERO3+ cameras.