The HERO cameras have two different sound settings, HI and LO. Whenever placing the cameras on a surface susceptible to heavy vibration such as vehicles, the LO sound setting is required to avoid audio distortion due to vibration. When placing the camera on more stable surfaces such as a helmet where the body absorbs much of the vibration, the HI sound setting can be used. On the LO sound setting it is normal to get some background electronic "fry" noise. This however should be overwhelmed by the sound of the...
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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. Depending on where and how you have your camera placed, there are a number of things you can do. For example, when placed on a roll bar, add a strip of rubber (i.e. from a bike inner tube) to dampen the vibration. With the curved or...
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The HD HERO Original camera, HD HERO 960 camera, and HD HERO2 camera do not have any built-in memory. You'll need to purchase one of the recommended SDHC cards to record photos and videos to. The Standard Definition HERO cameras have 16 MB of built-in memory. This is good for about 25 photos, or a short video. You'll probably want to purchase an SD card so that you can save more shots.
You can add up to a 2GB standard SD memory card to the Standard Definition HERO cameras. There is no benefit to running a high speed card.
You can use a 2GB SD card in the Standard Defintion HERO camera. With 2GB you can record up to 56 minutes of continuous video or take over 3000+ photos.
There is no zoom function on the Standard Definition HERO cameras.
The batteries used in the HD HERO cameras need to be power cycled a few times when they're new before you'll get the full battery-life out of them. To power cycle your battery, please charge until full and deplete by recording a video with the camera. Repeat this three times. Your battery-life should then be about 2 hours of continuous recording. If you continue to have shortened battery-life, please contact GoPro Customer Support.
You will get 2 hours of recording time (photos or automatic photo mode) out of the Standard Definition HERO camera in mild and warmer temperatures with LITHIUM or Rechargeable NiMH battery types. Alkaline are not recommended for extended use in GoPro cameras as their battery life is very short and they suffer voltage drop (failure) from vibration. IN COLD WEATHER use LITHIUM batteries to maximize recording time…they do not lose voltage as quickly as the other battery types. In 15 degree Fahrenheit temps you can expect 1 hour of recording time…so...
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The camera takes 3 mega-pixel digital photos. There is also a mode that shoots a photo every 5 seconds automatically for 2 hours when using Lithium or NiMH batteries.
We only recommend using NiMH rechargeable batteries OR Energizer Lithium batteries to get the best performance and longest battery life. In the cold, use only Lithium batteries as those are not as affected by cold temperatures. The Lithium batteries are not rechargeable however which makes the NiMH good to have in your battery arsenal. Alkaline batteries are not ideal for digital cameras especially for video mode. Alkaline tend to have voltage drops which can cause the camera to go into auto-save mode before shutting down due to “low” batteries. This is...
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