The Basics
  • Capturing Videos
  • Capturing Photos
  • Capturing Time Lapse
Learn More
  • HERO Mode + 360 Mode
  • Capture Modes
  • QuikCapture
  • Voice Control
  • Gearing Up
  • Reviewing Your Media
  • On-Screen Shortcuts
  • Camera Updates
  • Maintenance
  • Apps
  • Subscribe to GoPro
For more details, see the user manual at gopro.com/help.
The Basics
Capturing Videos

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Capturing Photos

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Capturing Time Lapse

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Learn More
HERO Mode + 360 Mode

MAX lets you capture traditional HERO-style videos and photos or immersive 360 footage. Just tap HERO/360 mode select in the lower left corner of the capture screen. 

 

HERO Mode

HERO mode lets you shoot traditional videos and photos with either the front (non-touch screen side) or back lens (touch screen side).

 

Tap to switch between lenses.

 

 

360 Mode

Use 360 mode for amazing spherical footage. You’ll capture everything around you, but you can choose which view will be shown on the touch screen.

 

Tap to choose the view from the front or back lens.

Capture Modes
QuikCapture

QuikCapture lets you power up your camera and get the shot with the press of a button.

 

 

Recording Video

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Capturing Time Lapse

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Voice Control
Gearing Up
Reviewing Your Media

Swipe up to see that last photo or video that you shot. Tap the gallery view icon to see everything on your SD card.

 

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On-Screen Shortcuts

On-screen shortcuts give you quick one-tap access to your camera’s capture settings.

 

Digital Lenses (HERO Mode: Video, Photo, Time Lapse)

Change the field of view, the cropping and the fisheye effect in your shot.

 

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Microphones (HERO Mode: Video)

Choose stereo audio, or prioritize sound from either side of the camera.

 

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Photo Timer (360 Mode: Photo)

360 photos capture everything around your camera. This can include your fingers pressing the Shutter button. The timer is set to 3 seconds by default so that you’ll have enough time to reposition your hand out of the shot. You can also turn the timer off or set it to 10 seconds.

 

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Camera Updates

To get the best performance from your GoPro, always use the latest software.

 

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Connect to the GoPro app.
If an update is available, you’ll be automatically notified.

 

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Visit gopro.com/update and download the software directly to your microSD™ card.

Maintenance

Follow these tips to get the best performance from your new GoPro.

 

  • Always use the black lens caps to protect the lenses when you’re not using your camera. The lenses are exposed to capture spherical content and are unprotected. Scratches to the lenses are not covered under the warranty.
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  • Use the clear Protective Lenses if you want added lens protection when you’re using your camera. NOTICE: The clear lenses may affect image quality under certain conditions.
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  • To protect the lenses from damage, do not rest your camera on its front or back side. Be sure the lenses are not resting against any surface.
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  • To clean the lenses, wipe them with a soft, lint-free cloth. If debris gets stuck between the lens and the trim ring, flush it out with water or air. Do not insert foreign objects around the lenses.
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  • Your camera is waterproof to 16ft (5m). You won’t need an additional housing to capture surf footage or any other shots on the water. MAX is not designed for underwater use. Be sure the door is closed before using the camera around water, dirt or sand.
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  • Before closing the door, be sure the seal is free of debris. Use a cloth to clean the seal if needed.
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  • Before opening the door, be sure that your camera is clean and dry. Rinse your camera with fresh water and dry it with a cloth if needed.
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  • If sand or debris hardens around the door, soak your camera in warm tap water for 15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly to remove the debris. Make sure your camera is dry before opening the door.
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  • For best audio performance, shake your camera or blow on the mics to remove water and debris from the microphone holes. Do not use compressed air to blow into the mic holes. This could damage the internal waterproof membranes.
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  • After every use in salt water, rinse your camera with fresh water, and dry with a soft cloth.
Apps
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For more details, see the user manual at gopro.com/help.