Grab your GoPro and get stoked.

Click a module to get familiar with the powerful HERO5 Black.

Getting Started
Modes + Settings
Getting the Shot
Create + Share
Pro Tips
  • What's Included
  • Inserting the microSD™ Card and Battery
  • Charging the Camera
  • Navigating the Camera
  • Capture App

HERO5 Black comes with everything you need to capture your most epic adventures.

  • HERO5 Black
  • The Frame (HERO5 Black)
  • Rechargeable Battery (HERO5 Black)
  • USB-C Charging Cable
  • Mounting Buckle
  • Thumb Screw
  • Curved + Flat Adhesive Mounts
  • Quick Start Guide
     
GoPro: HERO5 Black Quick Start - Overview

You should install the SD card before you install the battery. First, open the battery door on the bottom of HERO5 Black by holding down the Latch Release button and sliding the door open. Then, locate the SD card slot above the battery compartment. With the metal contacts of the SD card facing the front of the camera, insert the card into the slot until it clicks into place. To remove the card, press it lightly, a little further into the slot. The card will spring out far enough to be removed. 

To install the battery, simply insert the battery into the battery slot, then slide the battery door back into place.

For the best results with your GoPro, use microSD cards that are supported by GoPro. Visit Works with GoPro for the latest list of supported microSD cards and other compatible third-party products. We recommend only purchasing reputable microSD cards through official resellers.

 

GoPro: HERO5 Black Quick Start - Overview

Make sure your HERO5 Black camera is powered off. Then, press and slide the Latch Release button to open the side door. To charge your HERO5 Black, insert the included USB-C cable into your camera and into a computer USB port or a USB wall charger that outputs 5V 2A (ideal), or 5V 1A (minimum).

The LED status lights will turn on while your HERO5 Black is charging. Once charging is complete, the lights turn off.  It typically takes about two hours to fully charge your HERO5 Black camera with a 5V 1A wall charger. Times vary with other charging methods.

For faster charging, use the GoPro Supercharger (sold separately).

For additional charging tips and tricks, see How to Charge Your HERO5 Black.

GoPro: Fast-Charging and Power

There are only two buttons on HERO5 Black: the Mode button and the Shutter button.

Press the Mode button to turn on the camera. Then take a few minutes to set up your camera and go through the camera tour to learn about its features, settings and touch display gestures.

Repeatedly pressing the Mode button cycles through the Video, Photo, Burst and Time Lapse modes on your HERO5 Black.

GoPro: HERO5 Black Quick Start - Overview

Once you’ve become familiar with your GoPro, download the Capture app available for iOS® and Android™. Capture lets you use your mobile device to preview shots, control your GoPro, download your photos, videos and more.

Connecting your GoPro to Capture:

  1. Download Capture from the Apple® App Store® or Google Play™.
  2. Power on your GoPro by pressing the Mode button.
  3. Swipe down from the top of the touch display, then tap Connect > Connect New Device > Capture App.
  4. Open Capture on your mobile device and follow the prompts to connect to your GoPro.

Updating your GoPro:

Camera updates keep your GoPro current with newly released features and help ensure optimal performance. When connected to Capture, you’ll get automatic notifications about camera updates. Just follow the on-screen prompts to install the update.

Setting up Auto Upload to Cloud:

With an optional GoPro Plus subscription, your HERO5 can auto upload photos and videos to the cloud for easy access, editing and sharing in the Capture and Quik™ mobile apps.1 You’ll need to use Capture to set up the Auto Upload to Cloud feature on your HERO5. For more info, see Auto Upload to the Cloud.

Having trouble connecting to Capture? See Capture App Troubleshooting.

1GoPro Plus is a subscription service available in select territories. Cancel anytime. Auto upload to the cloud requires connection to an AC power plug (not included), full battery charge and GoPro Plus membership. Visit gopro.com/plus for info and availability.

GoPro: Introducing the Capture App

HERO5 Black comes with everything you need to capture your most epic adventures.

  • HERO5 Black
  • The Frame (HERO5 Black)
  • Rechargeable Battery (HERO5 Black)
  • USB-C Charging Cable
  • Mounting Buckle
  • Thumb Screw
  • Curved + Flat Adhesive Mounts
  • Quick Start Guide

 

GoPro: HERO5 Black Quick Start: Overview

You should install the SD card before you install the battery. First, open the battery door on the bottom of HERO5 Black by holding down the Latch Release button and sliding the door open. Then, locate the SD card slot above the battery compartment. With the metal contacts of the SD card facing the front of the camera, insert the card into the slot until it clicks into place. To remove the card, press it lightly, a little further into the slot. The card will spring out far enough to be removed. 

To install the battery, simply insert the battery into the battery slot, then slide the battery door back into place.  

For the best results with your GoPro, use microSD cards that are supported by GoPro. Visit Works with GoPro for the latest list of supported microSD cards and other compatible third-party products. We recommend only purchasing reputable microSD cards through official resellers.

 

HERO5 Black Quick Start: Overview

Make sure your HERO5 Black camera is powered off. Then, press and slide the Latch Release button to open the side door. To charge your HERO5 Black, insert the included USB-C cable into your camera and into a computer USB port or a USB wall charger that outputs 5V 2A (ideal), or 5V 1A (minimum).

The LED status lights will turn on while your HERO5 Black is charging. Once charging is complete, the lights turn off.  It typically takes about two hours to fully charge your HERO5 Black camera with a 5V 1A wall charger. Times vary with other charging methods.

For faster charging, use the GoPro Supercharger (sold separately).

For additional charging tips and tricks, see How to Charge Your HERO5 Black.
 

GoPro: Fast-Charging and Power

There are only two buttons on HERO5 Black: the Mode button and the Shutter button. 

Press the Mode button to turn on the camera. Then take a few minutes to set up your camera and go through the camera tour to learn about its features, settings and touch display gestures.

Repeatedly pressing the Mode button cycles through the Video, Photo, Burst and Time Lapse modes on your HERO5 Black.

Once you’ve become familiar with your GoPro, download the Capture app available for iOS® and Android™. Capture lets you use your mobile device to preview shots, control your GoPro, download your photos, videos and more.

Connecting your GoPro to Capture:

  1. Download Capture from the Apple® App Store® or Google Play™.
  2. Power on your GoPro by pressing the Mode button.
  3. Swipe down from the top of the touch display, then tap Connect > Connect New Device > Capture App.
  4. Open Capture on your mobile device and follow the prompts to connect to your GoPro.

Updating your GoPro:

Camera updates keep your GoPro current with newly released features and help ensure optimal performance. When connected to Capture, you’ll get automatic notifications about camera updates. Just follow the on-screen prompts to install the update.

Setting up Auto Upload to Cloud:

With an optional GoPro Plus subscription, your HERO5 can auto upload photos and videos to the cloud for easy access, editing and sharing in the Capture and Quik™ mobile apps.1 You’ll need to use Capture to set up the Auto Upload to Cloud feature on your HERO5. For more info, see Auto Upload to the Cloud.

Having trouble connecting to Capture? See Capture App Troubleshooting.

HERO5 Black Quick Start: Overview
GoPro: Introducing the Capture App

1GoPro Plus is a subscription service available in select territories. Cancel anytime. Auto upload to the cloud requires connection to an AC power plug (not included), full battery charge and GoPro Plus membership. Visit gopro.com/plus for info and availability.

 

  • QuikCapture
  • Voice Control
  • Video
  • Photo
  • Time Lapse
  • Key Features/Settings

When the camera is off and QuikCapture is enabled, you can turn the camera on and immediately begin capturing video or time lapse photos just by pressing the Shutter/Select button.* A short press starts to record video. Press and hold to capture time lapse photos. Press again to stop recording and power off the camera. QuikCapture also helps conserve battery power because the camera is on only when you’re recording.

*QuikCapture is on by default.

GoPro: HERO5 Black Quick Start – Capturing Photos and Video

Control your HERO5 Black with your voice. Twelve simple voice commands let you start recording video, capture a single photo, begin a time lapse and more by speaking to your HERO5 Black. Voice Control is available in seven languages.

Voice Control is off by default. To turn on Voice Control, swipe down and tap the Voice Control icon in the upper right. You can also swipe down, tap Preferences and scroll to the Voice Control section. You can see the full list of commands there.

Here is the list of voice commands:

  • GoPro Start Recording
  • GoPro HiLight*
  • GoPro Stop Recording
  • GoPro Take a Photo
  • GoPro Shoot Burst
  • GoPro Start Time Lapse
  • GoPro Stop Time Lapse
  • GoPro Video Mode
  • GoPro Photo Mode
  • GoPro Time Lapse Mode
  • GoPro Burst Mode
  • GoPro Turn Off

*Adds a HiLight tag while recording video.

GoPro: HERO5 – Voice Control

To choose between the three different video modes on your HERO5 Black, turn on the camera with the Mode button and tap the Capture mode icon on the lower left of the screen. You can now select the Video, Photo or Time Lapse icon. Select the Video icon to choose between three different video capture modes.

 

Video
 
  • Your camera’s default settings are great for smooth video capture at 1080p60.
  • Capture up to 4K30 with the HERO5 Black by changing your settings on the touch display.
  • Tap the FOV setting to change your field of view and see a live preview on screen.
     
Video + Photo
 
  • Automatically capture photos at set intervals while you record video.
  • Tap the Capture mode icon to switch your settings to Video + Photo, then tap INTR to change the interval at which photos are taken.

Looping
 
  • Great for capturing and saving only the moment you want on your microSD™ card.
  • The camera continuously records.  Once you press the Shutter button, only the selected interval time is saved to the card.  Learn more details in this article: How Does Looping Work? 
  • Tap the Capture mode icon to switch to Looping, then tap INTR to change the recording interval.
     

 

GoPro: HERO5 Black Quick Start – Capturing Photos and Video

To get to Photo mode, power on the camera with the Mode button. Tap the Capture mode icon on the lower left of the screen. Select the Photo icon and choose your Capture mode from Single, Night and Burst photos.

 

Photo
 
  • When the camera is in Photo capture mode, you can capture a single photo by pressing the Shutter button once.
  • To capture continuous photos, hold down the Shutter button.
     
Night
 
  • Capture a single photo in dark environments.  Learn more detail in this article: How to Use Night Photo
  • Tap the Photo mode icon and select Night. Then tap Shutter to select a specific shutter speed.

Burst
 
  • Capture up to 30 photos in 1 second with a single press of the Shutter button.
  • Burst mode is a great way to capture a specific moment.
  • To access Burst quickly, cycle through the modes with the mode button.

 

GoPro: HERO5 Black Quick Start – Capturing Photos and Video

To get to Time Lapse mode, turn on the camera with the Mode button and tap the Capture mode icon on the lower left of the screen. Select Time Lapse to capture a series of shots over time. For example, the Time Lapse Video capture mode on HERO5 Black can capture the sun setting over the course of two hours, automatically creating a video clip from the shots captured.

 

Time Lapse Video
 
  • Creates a video of a time lapse capture for instant viewing and sharing.
  • Tap the Capture mode icon and select Time Lapse Video, then select your resolution and interval for the video.

Time Lapse Photo
 
  • Capture individual photos at a chosen interval.
  • This can be great for capturing the passing of time or just grabbing a few photos in succession to be sure you get the right shot.

Night Lapse Video
 
  • Capture photos at set intervals with long exposure to ensure you are able to capture a dimly lit scene.
  • Learn more detail in this article: How to Use Night Lapse
  • Tap the Time Lapse Capture mode icon and select Night Lapse Photo. Then, select your shutter speed and interval for capture.
     

 

GoPro: HERO5 Black Quick Start – Capturing Photos and Video

HERO5 Black is easy to use with its 2-inch touch display and user-friendly interface. Voice Control, Video Stabilization, enhanced audio capture capabilities and more make capturing and sharing incredible footage easier than ever. Take a look at some of the key features HERO5 has to offer:

 

Voice Control
  • Control your HERO5 Black with 12 voice commands.
  • Start recording, capture a single photo, begin a time lapse and more by speaking to your HERO5 Black.    
 
  • Voice Control is off by default. To turn on Voice Control, swipe down and tap the Voice Control icon in the upper right. You can also swipe down, tap Preferences and scroll to the Voice Control section. You can see the full list of commands there.
     
Video Stabilization
  • Capture smooth videos when this feature is enabled.
    (Available in Video capture mode in all resolutions below 4K and all frame rates 60 fps and lower).
 
  • Video Stabilization is on by default for select resolutions. You can turn stabilization on or off when you’re in any video mode by swiping left to get to the Video Stabilization screen.
     
GPS
 
  • Capture accurate location information on-camera.
  • You can view your footage location on your computer or phone photo apps.
     
  • To turn GPS on or off, swipe down, select Preferences and scroll to GPS.
Manual Audio Control 
  • The camera automatically applies Wind Noise Reduction (when needed) or stereo audio.
  • You can also select one or the other manually.
 
  • By default, the camera automatically switches between wind suppression and stereo audio as needed. To manually set audio control, swipe left in Video mode until you get to Manual Audio Control. Then choose between Stereo Only capture or Wind Only capture.

Exposure Control
 
  • Prioritize the exposure based on a selected portion of the scene.
  • Works in Photo, Video and Time Lapse Modes.

  • Press and hold the touch display to manually select the region you want to set your exposure for before capturing your video or photo.
Linear FOV (Field of View)
 
  • Removes fisheye effect of the wide angle lens.

  • To select Linear FOV, tap the FOV setting, then scroll to and tap Linear.
Language Selection
 
  • Customize the language displayed on the front and back screens of your camera. Select from English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, or Japanese.
     

 

 

 

GoPro: HERO5 – Voice Control
GoPro: HERO5 – Video Stabilization
GoPro: HERO5 – Simplified Touchscreen

When the camera is off and QuikCapture is enabled, you can turn the camera on and immediately begin capturing video or time lapse photos just by pressing the Shutter/Select button.* A short press starts to record video. Press and hold to capture time lapse photos. Press again to stop recording and power off the camera. QuikCapture also helps conserve battery power because the camera is on only when you’re recording.

*QuikCapture is on by default.

GoPro: HERO5 Black Quick Start: Capturing Photos and Video

Control your HERO5 Black with your voice. Twelve simple voice commands let you start recording video, capture a single photo, begin a time lapse and more by speaking to your HERO5 Black. Voice Control is available in seven languages.

Voice Control is off by default. To turn on Voice Control, swipe down and tap the Voice Control icon in the upper right. You can also swipe down, tap Preferences and scroll to the Voice Control section. You can see the full list of commands there.

Here is the list of voice commands:

  • GoPro Start Recording
  • GoPro HiLight*
  • GoPro Stop Recording
  • GoPro Take a Photo
  • GoPro Shoot Burst
  • GoPro Start Time Lapse
  • GoPro Stop Time Lapse
  • GoPro Video Mode
  • GoPro Photo Mode
  • GoPro Time Lapse Mode
  • GoPro Burst Mode
  • GoPro Turn Off

*Adds a HiLight tag while recording video.

GoPro: HERO5 – Voice Control

To choose between the three different video modes on your HERO5 Black, turn on the camera with the Mode button and tap the Capture mode icon on the lower left of the screen. You can now select the Video, Photo or Time Lapse icon. Select the Video icon to choose between three different video capture modes.

 

Video
 
  • Your camera’s default settings are great for smooth video capture at 1080p60.
  • Capture up to 4K30 with the HERO5 Black by changing your settings on the touch display.
  • Tap the FOV setting to change your field of view and see a live preview on screen.
     

 

Video + Photo
 
  • Automatically capture photos at set intervals while you record video.
  • Tap the Capture mode icon to switch your settings to Video + Photo, then tap INTR to change the interval at which photos are taken.
      

 

Looping
 
  • Great for capturing and saving only the moment you want on your microSD™ card. 
  • The camera continuously records.  Once you press the Shutter button, only the selected interval time is saved to the card.  Learn more details in this article: How Does Looping Work? 
  • Tap the Capture mode icon to switch to Looping, then tap INTR to change the recording interval.
       

 

GoPro: HERO5 Black Quick Start—Capturing Photo and Video

To get to Photo mode, power on the camera with the Mode button. Tap the Capture mode icon on the lower left of the screen. Select the Photo icon and choose your Capture mode from Single, Night and Burst photos. 

 

Photo
 
  • When the camera is in Photo capture mode, you can capture a single photo by pressing the Shutter button once.
  • To capture continuous photos, hold down the Shutter button.
     

 

Night
 
  • Capture a single photo in dark environments.  Learn more detail in this article: How to Use Night Photo
  • Tap the Photo mode icon and select Night. Then tap Shutter to select a specific shutter speed.
        

 

Burst
 
  • Capture up to 30 photos in 1 second with a single press of the Shutter button.
  • Burst mode is a great way to capture a specific moment.
  • To access Burst quickly, cycle through the modes with the mode button.
     

 

GoPro: HERO5 Black Quick Start—Capturing Photo and Video

To get to Time Lapse mode, turn on the camera with the Mode button and tap the Capture mode icon on the lower left of the screen. Select Time Lapse to capture a series of shots over time. For example, the Time Lapse Video capture mode on HERO5 Black can capture the sun setting over the course of two hours, automatically creating a video clip from the shots captured.

 

Time Lapse Video
 
  • Creates a video of a time lapse capture for instant viewing and sharing.
  • Tap the Capture mode icon and select Time Lapse Video, then select your resolution and interval for the video.
      

 

Time Lapse Photo
 
  • Capture individual photos at a chosen interval.
  • This can be great for capturing the passing of time or just grabbing a few photos in succession to be sure you get the right shot.
     

 

Night Lapse Video
 
  • Capture photos at set intervals with long exposure to ensure you are able to capture a dimly lit scene.
  • Learn more detail in this article: How to Use Night Lapse
  • Tap the Time Lapse Capture mode icon and select Night Lapse Photo. Then, select your shutter speed and interval for capture.
     

 

GoPro: HERO5 Black Quick Start—Capturing Photo and Video

HERO5 Black is easy to use with its 2-inch touch display and user-friendly interface. Voice Control, Video Stabilization, enhanced audio capture capabilities and more make capturing and sharing incredible footage easier than ever. Take a look at some of the key features HERO5 has to offer:

 

Voice Control
 
  • Control your HERO5 Black with 12 voice commands.
  • Start recording, capture a single photo, begin a time lapse and more by speaking to your HERO5 Black.
     
 
  • Voice Control is off by default. To turn on Voice Control, swipe down and tap the Voice Control icon in the upper right. You can also swipe down, tap Preferences and scroll to the Voice Control section. You can see the full list of commands there.
     

 

Video Stabilization
 
  • Capture smooth videos when this feature is enabled.
    (Available in Video capture mode in all resolutions below 4K and all frame rates 60 fps and lower).
     
 
  • Video Stabilization is on by default for select resolutions. You can turn stabilization on or off when you’re in any video mode by swiping left to get to the Video Stabilization screen.
     

 

GPS
 
  • Capture accurate location information on-camera.
  • You can view your footage location on your computer or phone photo apps.

 
  • To turn GPS on or off, swipe down, select Preferences and scroll to GPS.
      

 

Manual Audio Control
 
  • The camera automatically applies Wind Noise Reduction (when needed) or stereo audio.
  • You can also select one or the other manually.
     
 
  • By default, the camera automatically switches between wind suppression and stereo audio as needed. To manually set audio control, swipe left in Video mode until you get to Manual Audio Control. Then choose between Stereo Only capture or Wind Only capture.

 

Exposure Control
 
  • Prioritize the exposure based on a selected portion of the scene.
  • Works in Photo, Video and Time Lapse Modes.
     
 
  • Press and hold the touch display to manually select the region you want to set your exposure for before capturing your video or photo.
  • What is Exposure Control?

 

Linear FOV (Field of View)
 
  • Removes fisheye effect of the wide angle lens.

 

 

Language Selection
 
  • Customize the language displayed on the front and back screens of your camera. Select from English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, or Japanese.

 

GoPro: HERO5—Voice Control

GoPro: HERO5—Video Stabilization

GoPro: HERO5—Simplified Touchscreen
  • Capturing with HERO5 Black Mounted to You
  • Capturing Selfies
  • Capturing While Mounted to Your Favorite Gear
  • Capturing a Time Lapse
  • Capturing 12MP Photos
Seeker
Chesty (Chest Harness)
Seeker + 3-Way™

Wearing your HERO5 Black is an awesome way to share your journey and show it from your perspective. It’s also an easy way to keep your hands free so you can focus on what you’re doing while capturing what you’re doing.

  • Suggested Modes: Video
  • Suggested Mounts: Chesty, Seeker, The Strap, Seeker + 3-Way
  • Resolutions: 1080p60 with Video Stabilization on (on by default)
  • Settings: SuperView™ FOV
The Strap
Handheld
The Handler

Selfies are an awesome way of sharing your adventure. Upload your footage from your HERO5 Black to your phone using the Capture app to instantly share it on social media.

  • Suggested Modes: Photo, Time Lapse, Video
    • *Turn on Voice Control to make it even easier to capture your photo or video while pointing the camera at yourself
  • Suggested Mounts: 3-Way™, The Handler, The Strap, Karma™ Grip
  • Resolution: 1080p60 with Video Stabilization on (on by default)
  • Interval for Time Lapse: 0.5 seconds, 1 second
  • Settings: Wide FOV, Medium FOV, Narrow FOV, Linear FOV
The Jam (Adjustable Music Mount)
Curved + Flat Adhesive Mounts
Helmet Front + Side Mount

More than 30 specially designed GoPro mounts and accessories give you many ways to capture different angles and unique points of view. Experiment, have fun and find a point of view that’s different from everyone else’s.

  • Suggested Modes: Video, Burst, Time Lapse, Video + Photo
  • Suggested Mounts: Curved + Flat Adhesive Mounts, Helmet Front + Side Mount, The Jam
    • Pro Tip: Use Remo (sold separately) to control your camera from a distance
  • Resolutions: 1080p60, 1080p120
  • Settings: SuperView™ FOV
Tripod Mounts
Jaws: Flex Clamp
Tripod Mounts

Time Lapse Mode is a great way to capture and condense a longer period of time. Afterwards, you can select individual photos from a time lapse sequence using Quik for desktop.

  • Suggested Modes: Time Lapse Photo, Time Lapse Video, Night Lapse Photo
  • Suggested Mounts: Tripod Mounts, Curved + Flat Adhesive Mounts, Jaws: Flex Clamp
  • Intervals: At least two seconds
  • Settings: Wide FOV
The Handler
Handheld
Head Strap + QuickClip

Photo mode captures Single, Night, and Burst photos. Shooting in Burst or continuous mode helps you capture the perfect moment. You can also set your GoPro down and use voice commands to capture photos from a short distance.

  • Suggested Modes: Photo, Burst, Video + Photo, Time Lapse
  • Suggested Mounts: The Handler, Head Strap + QuickClip, Tripod Mounts, 3-Way™
  • Intervals: 0.5 seconds, 1 second, 2 seconds
  • Settings: Wide FOV, Linear FOV
Seeker

Chesty (Chest Harness)

Seeker + 3-Way™

Wearing your HERO5 Black is an awesome way to share your journey and show it from your perspective. It’s also an easy way to keep your hands free so you can focus on what you’re doing while capturing what you’re doing.

  • Suggested Modes: Video
  • Suggested Mounts: Chesty, Seeker, The Strap, Seeker + 3-Way
  • Resolutions: 1080p60 with Video Stabilization on (on by default)
  • Settings: SuperView™ FOV
The Strap
Handheld
The Handler

Selfies are an awesome way of sharing your adventure. Upload your footage from your HERO5 Black to your phone using the Capture app to instantly share it on social media.

  • Suggested Modes: Photo, Time Lapse, Video
    • *Turn on Voice Control to make it even easier to capture your photo or video while pointing the camera at yourself
  • Suggested Mounts: 3-Way™, The Handler, The Strap, Karma™ Grip
  • Resolution: 1080p60 with Video Stabilization on (on by default)
  • Interval for Time Lapse: 0.5 seconds, 1 second
  • Settings: Wide FOV, Medium FOV, Narrow FOV, Linear FOV
The Jam (Adjustable Music Mount)
Curved + Flat Adhesive Mounts

Helmet Front + Side Mount

More than 30 specially designed GoPro mounts and accessories give you many ways to capture different angles and unique points of view. Experiment, have fun and find a point of view that’s different from everyone else’s.

  • Suggested Modes: Video, Burst, Time Lapse, Video + Photo
  • Suggested Mounts: Curved + Flat Adhesive Mounts, Helmet Front + Side Mount, The Jam
    • Pro Tip: Use Remo (sold separately) to control your camera from a distance
  • Resolutions: 1080p60, 1080p120
  • Settings: SuperView™ FOV
Tripod Mounts

Jaws: Flex Clamp

Tripod Mounts

Time Lapse Mode is a great way to capture and condense a longer period of time. Afterwards, you can select individual photos from a time lapse sequence using Quik for desktop.

  • Suggested Modes: Time Lapse Photo, Time Lapse Video, Night Lapse Photo
  • Suggested Mounts: Tripod Mounts, Curved + Flat Adhesive Mounts, Jaws: Flex Clamp
  • Intervals: At least two seconds
  • Settings: Wide FOV
The Handler

Handheld

Head Strap + QuickClip

Photo mode captures Single, Night, and Burst photos. Shooting in Burst or continuous mode helps you capture the perfect moment. You can also set your GoPro down and use voice commands to capture photos from a short distance.

  • Suggested Modes: Photo, Burst, Video + Photo, Time Lapse
  • Suggested Mounts: The Handler, Head Strap + QuickClip, Tripod Mounts, 3-Way™
  • Intervals: 0.5 seconds, 1 second, 2 seconds
  • Settings: Wide FOV, Linear FOV
  • Accessing Your Photos and Videos
  • Creating Edits on Your Phone
  • Creating Edits on Your Computer

Access and enjoy your GoPro photos and videos on your computer, phone or tablet, or in the cloud.

On your computer:

Quik™ for desktop, a free GoPro app available for Mac® and Windows®, makes it easy to import photos and videos from your camera or microSD™ card. You can also use Quik to transform your footage into awesome videos synced to music, share with friends, update your camera and more.

Download Quik for desktop

Importing to your computer using Quik:

  1. Connect your camera to your computer using the included cable, or insert your microSD card using a microSD card reader/adapter (sold separately).
  2. Quik automatically imports your photos and videos at full source quality.
  3. If you’re a GoPro Plus subscriber, Quik automatically uploads your photos and videos to the cloud.1

On your phone or tablet:

You can easily download your GoPro photos and videos to your phone or tablet using Quik Key (sold separately) or the Capture app, available free for iOS® and Android™.

 

Quik Key
 
  1. Insert your microSD card into Quik Key.
  2. Plug Quik Key into your phone or tablet.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to download your photos and videos.

Capture App
 
  1. Connect your GoPro to Capture. For instructions on how to connect, see the Capture App section in the Getting Started module of this tutorial.
  2. Tap the Media icon.
  3. Select a file, then tap the Download icon.
     

 

In the cloud (GoPro Plus subscribers):

GoPro Plus subscribers can automatically upload photos and videos to the cloud directly from their HERO5 or using Quik for desktop.1 With your GoPro photos and videos in the cloud, you can access, edit and share your best shots anytime, anywhere using the Capture and Quik mobile apps.2

 

Auto Upload from HERO5
 
  • GoPro Plus subscribers can automatically upload photos and videos to the cloud directly from their HERO5.
  • To set up this feature for the first time, connect to the Capture app and follow the on-screen prompts. For help connecting to Capture, see the Capture App section in the Getting Started module of this tutorial.
  • Your GoPro must be plugged into an AC power source (wall outlet) and fully charged to upload to the cloud. Your GoPro must also be connected to your home Wi-Fi network.
  • Your videos are uploaded to the cloud at up to 1080p, regardless of their original resolution. To maintain full-resolution quality, be sure to import your videos to your computer using Quik for desktop.

To learn more, see Auto Upload to the Cloud.

 

Auto Upload from Quik for Desktop
 
  • GoPro Plus subscribers can also automatically upload photos and videos to the cloud using Quik for desktop.
  • To learn how, see Importing to your computer using Quik, above.
     

1GoPro Plus is a subscription service available in select territories. Cancel anytime. Auto upload to the cloud requires connection to an AC power plug (not included), full battery charge and GoPro Plus membership. Visit gopro.com/plus for info and availability.

2Separate data fees may apply.

GoPro: Introducing GoPro Plus

Edit your photos and videos anywhere with the GoPro mobile apps, Quik™ and Capture. Quik makes it easy to create awesome videos synced to music with just a few taps. Capture lets you download your photos and videos to your phone, trim videos, grab photos from videos and more. Both apps are available free for iOS and Android.1

Editing with Quik:

Use Capture or Quik Key to download photos and videos to your phone:

  1. Open Quik on your phone.
  2. Select the photos and video clips you want to include in your edit.
  3. Pick an editing style and a song. Quik automatically creates a video with transitions and effects synced to the beat of the music.
  4. Customize your story with text, filters and more, then easily share it with friends.

Editing with Capture:

  1. Connect your GoPro to Capture. For help connecting, see the Capture App section in the Getting Started module of this tutorial.
  2. Tap the Media icon.
  3. Select a video, then tap the Scissors icon or the Grab a Photo icon.
  4. When finished, you can share to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more.

1Separate data fees may apply.
 

GoPro: Introducing Capture
GoPro: Introducing Quik | Mobile

Quik™ for desktop, a free GoPro app available for Mac and Windows, makes it easy to import your photos and videos, and create awesome edits with simple storytelling tools and a library of soundtracks.

Download Quik for desktop

Creating a video edit:

  1. Select Create. Your recent video clips will appear in the gallery.
  2. Scroll through your clips to find and HiLight your favorite moments, then click to add them to your video.
  3. Set the duration of your video and select Music to choose a song. Quik automatically syncs your video to the beat of the music.
  4. You can customize your video by adding or removing HiLights, changing the song or adjusting the duration.
  5. When your video is perfect, easily share it to Facebook or YouTube™ to stoke out your friends.

Trimming a video or grabbing a photo:

  1. Select View, then double-click the video you want to edit.
  2. Click the Scissors icon or Grab a Photo icon.
  3. From here, you can trim your video or grab a photo.
  4. Once the new clip or photo is saved, you can easily share it to Facebook or YouTube.
GoPro: Introducing Quik | Desktop

Access and enjoy your GoPro photos and videos on your computer, phone or tablet, or in the cloud.

On your computer:
Quik™ for desktop, a free GoPro app available for Mac® and Windows®, makes it easy to import photos and videos from your camera or microSD™ card. You can also use Quik to transform your footage into awesome videos synced to music, share with friends, update your camera and more.

Download Quik for desktop

Importing to your computer using Quik:

  1. Connect your camera to your computer using the included cable, or insert your microSD card using a microSD card reader/adapter (sold separately).
  2. Quik automatically imports your photos and videos at full source quality.
  3. If you’re a GoPro Plus subscriber, Quik automatically uploads your photos and videos to the cloud.1

On your phone or tablet:
You can easily download your GoPro photos and videos to your phone or tablet using Quik Key (sold separately) or the Capture app, available free for iOS® and Android™.

 

Quik Key
 
  1. Insert your microSD card into Quik Key.
  2. Plug Quik Key into your phone or tablet.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to download your photos and videos.
     

 

Capture App

  1. Connect your GoPro to Capture. For instructions on how to connect, see the Capture App section in the Getting Started module of this tutorial.
  2. Tap the Media icon.
  3. Select a file, then tap the Download icon.
     

 

In the cloud (GoPro Plus subscribers):
GoPro Plus subscribers can automatically upload photos and videos to the cloud directly from their HERO5 or using Quik for desktop.1 With your GoPro photos and videos in the cloud, you can access, edit and share your best shots anytime, anywhere using the Capture and Quik mobile apps.2

 

Auto Upload from HERO5
 
  • GoPro Plus subscribers can automatically upload photos and videos to the cloud directly from their HERO5.
  • To set up this feature for the first time, connect to the Capture app and follow the on-screen prompts. For help connecting to Capture, see the Capture App section in the Getting Started module of this tutorial.
  • Your GoPro must be plugged into an AC power source (wall outlet) and fully charged to upload to the cloud. Your GoPro must also be connected to your home Wi-Fi network.
  • Your videos are uploaded to the cloud at up to 1080p, regardless of their original resolution. To maintain full-resolution quality, be sure to import your videos to your computer using Quik for desktop.
To learn more, see Auto Upload to the Cloud.

 

Auto Upload from Quik for Desktop
 
  • GoPro Plus subscribers can also automatically upload photos and videos to the cloud using Quik for desktop.
  • To learn how, see Importing to your computer using Quik, above.

 

Learn more about GoPro apps.

GoPro: Introducing GoPro Plus

1GoPro Plus is a subscription service available in select territories. Cancel anytime. Auto upload to the cloud requires connection to an AC power plug (not included), full battery charge and GoPro Plus membership. Visit gopro.com/plus for info and availability.

2Separate data fees may apply.

Edit your photos and videos anywhere with the GoPro mobile apps, Quik™ and Capture. Quik makes it easy to create awesome videos synced to music with just a few taps. Capture lets you download your photos and videos to your phone, trim videos, grab photos from videos and more. Both apps are available free for iOS and Android.1

Editing with Quik:

Use Capture or Quik Key to download photos and videos to your phone:

  1. Open Quik on your phone.
  2. Select the photos and video clips you want to include in your edit.
  3. Pick an editing style and a song. Quik automatically creates a video with transitions and effects synced to the beat of the music.
  4. Customize your story with text, filters and more, then easily share it with friends.

Editing with Capture:

  1. Connect your GoPro to Capture. For help connecting, see the Capture App section in the Getting Started module of this tutorial.
  2. Tap the Media icon.
  3. Select a video, then tap the Scissors icon or the Grab a Photo icon.
  4. When finished, you can share to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more.
GoPro: Introducing Capture

GoPro: Quik™ | Mobile

1Separate data fees may apply.

Quik™ for desktop, a free GoPro app available for Mac and Windows, makes it easy to import your photos and videos, and create awesome edits with simple storytelling tools and a library of soundtracks.

Download Quik for desktop.

Creating a video edit:

  1. Select Create. Your recent video clips will appear in the gallery.
  2. Scroll through your clips to find and HiLight your favorite moments, then click to add them to your video.
  3. Set the duration of your video and select Music to choose a song. Quik automatically syncs your video to the beat of the music.
  4. You can customize your video by adding or removing HiLights, changing the song or adjusting the duration.
  5. When your video is perfect, easily share it to Facebook or YouTube™ to stoke out your friends.

Trimming a video or grabbing a photo:

  1. Select View, then double-click the video you want to edit.
  2. Click the Scissors icon or Grab a Photo icon.
  3. From here, you can trim your video or grab a photo.
  4. Once the new clip or photo is saved, you can easily share it to Facebook or YouTube.
GoPro: Introducing Quik | Desktop
  • Advanced Modes + Settings
  • Tips + Tricks for Capturing Great Footage
  • Maintenance + Best Practices

Protune™
With Protune enabled, you can capture higher quality photos, videos, and audio to use in your video editing. Protune's high data rate captures images with less compression, giving content creators higher quality for more professional productions. You can change and fine tune settings such as Color, ISO, Sharpness, White Balance and more.

RAW photo
HERO5 Black can output RAW photo files for use in advanced photo editing applications. The industry-standard GRP file undergoes less processing and compression than standard JPG files for faster storage and smaller files without impacting quality. This gives you greater control in post-processing and photo editing. (Requires Adobe® Lightroom® 6.7 or later and the Camera Raw plugin of 9.7 or later.)

RAW audio
Musicians and audiophiles alike can now output a separate WAV audio file from HERO5 Black along with the video file with RAW audio enabled. Capture a dedicated audio track and choose between three levels of audio processing of the WAV file—perfect for anyone who wants a higher degree of control, fidelity and flexibility when using their own post-processing audio tools.

WDR
Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) allows for improved image quality in situations that would typically yield over- or under-exposed areas in a photo. With WDR enabled, HERO5 Black adjusts exposure across an entire scene, producing increased level of detail in dark shadows and bright highlights alike.

Exposure Control
The Exposure Control feature lets you set the exposure based on a select region of the scene. You can either set the exposure to automatic or lock it based on that region.

For best results, plan your video or photo shoot. Capturing videos and photos at different angles and changing the field of view will help tell your story more effectively and keep it fun and entertaining.

While capturing photos and videos, keep lighting and audio in mind. Be sure that your subject is well lit so that when it comes time to edit, your videos are bright and easy to see.

You can always play back your first few videos on your HERO5 Black to ensure that your subjects are framed correctly, well-lit and easy to hear. 

After you have imported all your content, a good practice to follow is formatting your microSD card. Formatting clears your card and keeps it in good working order.

Love the rugged waterproof design of the new HERO5 Black? Whenever you’ve used your GoPro in salt water, follow these steps to ensure that it stays in great working condition:

  • Completely rinse the camera with fresh water to ensure no sand or debris is left on the camera.
  • Dry the entire camera.
  • Inspect all seals on the camera to ensure that they are dry and free from debris especially near the doors. If there is any debris and you are unable to open the door, try rinsing with fresh water again and tapping the camera to dislodge first. Be sure to dry the entire camera before opening any doors as it is not waterproof if the doors are open.

Protune
With Protune enabled, you can capture higher quality photos, videos, and audio to use in your video editing. Protune's high data rate captures images with less compression, giving content creators higher quality for more professional productions. You can change and fine tune settings such as Color, ISO, Sharpness, White Balance and more.

RAW photo
HERO5 Black can output RAW photo files for use in advanced photo editing applications. The industry-standard GRP file undergoes less processing and compression than standard JPG files for faster storage and smaller files without impacting quality. This gives you greater control in post-processing and photo editing. (Requires Adobe® Lightroom® 6.7 or later and the Camera Raw plugin of 9.7 or later.)

RAW audio
Musicians and audiophiles alike can now output a separate WAV audio file from HERO5 Black along with the video file with RAW audio enabled. Capture a dedicated audio track and choose between three levels of audio processing of the WAV file—perfect for anyone who wants a higher degree of control, fidelity and flexibility when using their own post-processing audio tools.

WDR
Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) allows for improved image quality in situations that would typically yield over- or under-exposed areas in a photo. With WDR enabled, HERO5 Black adjusts exposure across an entire scene, producing increased level of detail in dark shadows and bright highlights alike.

Exposure Control
The Exposure Control feature lets you set the exposure based on a select region of the scene. You can either set the exposure to automatic or lock it based on that region.

For best results, plan your video or photo shoot. Capturing videos and photos at different angles and changing the field of view will help tell your story more effectively and keep it fun and entertaining.

While capturing photos and videos, keep lighting and audio in mind. Be sure that your subject is well lit so that when it comes time to edit, your videos are bright and easy to see.

You can always play back your first few videos on your HERO5 Black to ensure that your subjects are framed correctly, well-lit and easy to hear.

After you have imported all your content, a good practice to follow is formatting your microSD card. Formatting clears your card and keeps it in good working order.

Love the rugged waterproof design of the new HERO5 Black? Whenever you’ve used your GoPro in salt water, follow these steps to ensure that it stays in great working condition:

  • Completely rinse the camera with fresh water to ensure no sand or debris is left on the camera.
  • Dry the entire camera.
  • Inspect all seals on the camera to ensure that they are dry and free from debris especially near the doors. If there is any debris and you are unable to open the door, try rinsing with fresh water again and tapping the camera to dislodge first. Be sure to dry the entire camera before opening any doors as it is not waterproof if the doors are open.

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