Grab your GoPro and get stoked.

Click a module to get familiar with the small and powerful HERO5 Session.

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

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

  • HERO5 Session
  • The Standard Frame (for HERO Session cameras)
  • USB-C Charging Cable
  • Mounting Buckle
  • Thumb Screw
  • Curved + Flat Adhesive Mounts
  • Quick Start Guide

 

GoPro: HERO5 Session Quick Start - Overview

The SD card slot is located inside the side door.  Open the side door by pushing the tab toward the edge of the camera until the door pops open. To insert the microSD card, make sure the metal contacts of the SD card are facing the camera, then place it in the SD slot and press it completely in at an angle. When fully inserted, the card clicks into place. 

To remove the card, place your fingernail against the edge of the memory card and lightly press it further into the camera at an angle. The card springs out far enough to be removed.

For the best results with your GoPro camera, 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 Session Quick Start - Overview

The HERO5 Session has an integrated battery. Make sure that the camera is powered off. Open the side door by pushing the tab toward the edge of the camera until the door pops open. 

To charge your HERO5 Session, 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).  

During charging, a solid red LED status light appears on the front of the camera. Once charging is complete, the red LED lights turn off. It typically takes about two hours to fully charge your HERO5 Session camera with a 5V 1A wall charger. Times vary with other charging methods.

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

You can also power your HERO5 Session while capturing for longer periods with the USB-C cable connected. The side door can also be removed in those instances where it is in the way of the cable. Simply open the door fully and gently pull it away from the camera. NOTE: Your HERO5 Session is not waterproof with the side door removed.

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

GoPro: Fast-Charging and Power

There are only two buttons on the HERO5 Session, the Menu button (shown in the image on the left) and the Shutter button (shown on the right). 

Press the Menu button to turn on the status screen. Once the screen illuminates, you can navigate through the on-camera menu by repeatedly pressing the Menu button. Press the Shutter button to select a menu option or start capture.

GoPro: HERO5 Session 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 Session comes with everything you need to capture your most epic adventures. 

  • HERO5 Session
  • The Standard Frame (for HERO5 Session cameras)
  • USB-C Charging Cable
  • Mounting Buckle
  • Thumb Screw
  • Curved + Flat Adhesive Mounts
  • Quick Start Guide

 

GoPro: HERO5 Session Quick Start - Overview

The SD card slot is located inside the side door.  Open the side door by pushing the tab toward the edge of the camera until the door pops open. To insert the microSD card, make sure the metal contacts of the SD card are facing the camera, then place it in the SD slot and press it completely in at an angle. When fully inserted, the card clicks into place. 

To remove the card, place your fingernail against the edge of the memory card and lightly press it further into the camera at an angle. The card springs out far enough to be removed.

For the best results with your GoPro camera, 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 Session Quick Start - Overview

The HERO5 Session has an integrated battery. Make sure that the camera is powered off. Open the side door by pushing the tab toward the edge of the camera until the door pops open. 

To charge your HERO5 Session, 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).

During charging, a solid red LED status light appears on the front of the camera. Once charging is complete, the red LED lights turn off. It typically takes about two hours to fully charge your HERO5 Session camera with a 5V 1A wall charger. Times vary with other charging methods.

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

You can also power your HERO5 Session while capturing for longer periods with the USB-C cable connected. The side door can also be removed in those instances where it is in the way of the cable. Simply open the door fully and gently pull it away from the camera. NOTE: Your HERO5 Session is not waterproof with the side door removed.

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

 

GoPro: Fast-Charging and Power

There are only two buttons on the HERO5 Session, the Menu button (shown in the image on the left) and the Shutter button (shown on the right).   

Press the Menu button to turn on the status screen. Once the screen illuminates, you can navigate through the on-camera menu by repeatedly pressing the Menu button. Press the Shutter button to select a menu option or start capture.

 

GoPro: HERO5 Session 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? Visit 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 Capture App
  • QuikCapture
  • Voice Control
  • Video
  • Photo
  • Time Lapse
  • Key Features/Settings

QuikCapture lets you automatically start and stop capturing video and photos on your GoPro. When the camera is off, one press of the Shutter button turns the camera on and immediately begins capturing video or time lapse photos. 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.

GoPro: HERO5 Session Quick Start – Capturing Photos and Video

Control your HERO5 Session 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 Session. Voice Control is available in seven languages.

To turn on Voice Control, press the menu button until you see the Voice Control setting.

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 three different video capture settings on your HERO5 Session:

  1. Press the Menu button to turn on the camera. 
  2. Repeatedly press the Menu button until you reach Camera Settings, then press the Shutter button to select it. 
  3. Press the Shutter button to select Video mode, then press the Menu button. 
  4. Press the Shutter button to cycle through the three capture settings. 
  5. When you get to the option that you want, press the Menu button until you  get to the check mark, then press the Shutter button.

 

Video
 
  • Your camera’s default settings are great for smooth video capture at 1080p30. 
  • For even higher quality, you can capture up to 4K30 with your HERO5 Session.
     
Video + Photo
 
  • Automatically capture photos at set intervals while you record video. 
     
Looping
 
  • Great for capturing and saving only the moment you wanted on your microSD card.  
  • The camera continuously records. Once you press the Shutter button, only the selected interval of time is saved to the card.  Learn more details in this article: How Does Looping Work?

 

GoPro: HERO5 Session Quick Start – Capturing Photos and Video

To choose between three different photo capture settings on your HERO5 Session:

  1. Press the Menu button to turn on the camera. 
  2. Repeatedly press the Menu button until you reach Camera Settings, then press the Shutter button to select it. 
  3. Press the Shutter button to select Photo mode, then press the Menu button. 
  4. Press the Shutter button to cycle through the three capture settings. 
  5. When you get to the option that you want, press the Menu button until you get to the check mark, then press the Shutter button.

 

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.
     
Burst
 
  • Capture up to 30 photos in 1 second with a single press of the Shutter button. 
  • Bursts are great for action shots to capture the specific moment.
     
Night 
 

 

GoPro: HERO5 Session Quick Start – Capturing Photos and Video

To choose between three different video capture settings on your HERO5 Session:

  1. Press the Menu button to turn on the camera. 
  2. Repeatedly press the Menu button until you reach Camera Settings, then press the Shutter button to select it. 
  3. Press the Shutter button to select Time Lapse mode, then press the Menu button. 
  4. Press the Shutter button to cycle through the three capture settings. 
  5. When you get to the option that you want, press the Menu button until you get to the check mark, then press the Shutter button.

Select Time Lapse to capture a series of shots over time. For example, the Time Lapse Video capture mode on HERO5 Session can capture the sun setting over the course of two hours, automatically creating a video clip from the shots captured.
 

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.
     
Time Lapse Video
 
  • Creates a video of a time lapse capture for instant viewing and sharing.
     
Night Lapse Photo
 
  • Capture photos at set intervals with long exposure to ensure you are able to capture a dimly lit scene.
  • Learn more in this article: How to Use Night Lapse
  • Press the Menu button to select Night Lapse Photo, then press the Menu button to navigate to and select shutter speed and interval settings.
     

 

GoPro: HERO5 Session Quick Start – Capturing Photos and Video

HERO5 Session is easy to use. 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 Session with 12 voice commands.
  • Start recording, capture a single photo, begin a time lapse and more by speaking to your HERO5 Session.

 
  • Voice Control is off by default. To turn on Voice Control, press the Menu button on the back and scroll through to Start Voice Control. Press the Shutter button to turn on Voice Control.
     
Video Stabilization
 
  • Capture smooth videos when this feature is enabled (available in select modes).
     
 
  • Video Stabilization is on by default. To turn it off, press the Menu button to Stabilize Video. Press the Shutter button to turn off.
     
Linear FOV (Field of View)
 
  • Removes fisheye effect of the wide angle lens.
     
 
Capture Quality
 
  • Captures up to 4K30 video and 10MP photo
  • Time Lapse video, Night Photo and Night Lapse modes

 
Advanced Wind Noise Reduction
 
  • Automatically filters out wind noise to capture clearer audio in windy conditions.

 

 

GoPro: HERO5 – Voice Control
GoPro: HERO5 – Video Stabilization
QuikCapture lets you automatically start and stop capturing video and photos on your GoPro. When the camera is off, you can turn the camera on and immediately begin capturing video or time lapse photos with one press of the Shutter button. A short press starts to record video or a press and hold starts 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. 
GoPro: HERO5 Session Quick Start - Capturing Photos and Videos

Control your HERO5 Session 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 Session. Voice Control is available in seven languages.

To turn on Voice Control, press the menu button until you see the Voice Control setting.

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 three different video capture settings on your HERO5 Session:

  1. Press the Menu button to turn on the camera. 
  2. Repeatedly press the Menu button until you reach Camera Settings, then press the Shutter button to select it. 
  3. Press the Shutter button to select Video mode, then press the Menu button. 
  4. Press the Shutter button to cycle through the three capture settings. 
  5. When you get to the option that you want, press the Menu button until you  get to the check mark, then press the Shutter button.

 

Video
 
  • Your camera’s default settings are great for smooth video capture at 1080p30.
  • For even higher quality, you can capture up to 4K30 with your HERO5 Session.

 

Video + Photo
 
  • Automatically capture photos at set intervals while you record video.
     

 

Looping
 
  • Great for capturing and saving only the moment you wanted on your microSD card.  
  • The camera continuously records. Once you press the Shutter button, only the selected interval of time is saved to the card.  Learn more details in this article: How Does Looping Work?
     

 

GoPro: HERO5 Session Quick Start - Capturing Photos and Videos

To choose between three different photo capture settings on your HERO5 Session:

  1. Press the Menu button to turn on the camera. 
  2. Repeatedly press the Menu button until you reach Camera Settings, then press the Shutter button to select it. 
  3. Press the Shutter button to select Photo mode, then press the Menu button. 
  4. Press the Shutter button to cycle through the three capture settings. 
  5. When you get to the option that you want, press the Menu button until you get to the check mark, then press the Shutter button.

 

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.
     

 

Burst
 
  • Capture up to 30 photos in 1 second with a single press of the Shutter button. 
  • Bursts are great for action shots to capture the specific moment.
     

 

Night
 

 

GoPro: HERO5 Session Quick Start - Capturing Photos and Videos

To choose between three different video capture settings on your HERO5 Session:

  1. Press the Menu button to turn on the camera. 
  2. Repeatedly press the Menu button until you reach Camera Settings, then press the Shutter button to select it. 
  3. Press the Shutter button to select Time Lapse mode, then press the Menu button. 
  4. Press the Shutter button to cycle through the three capture settings. 
  5. When you get to the option that you want, press the Menu button until you get to the check mark, then press the Shutter button.

Select Time Lapse to capture a series of photos over a long duration of time. For example, to capture the sun setting over the course of two hours, you can use the Time Lapse feature to show the sun setting in only a few seconds.

 

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.
     

 

Time Lapse Video
 
  • Creates a video of a time lapse capture for instant viewing and sharing.
     

 

Night Lapse Photo
 
  • Capture photos at set intervals with long exposure to ensure you are able to capture a dimly lit scene.
  • Learn more in this article: How to Use Night Lapse
  • Press the Menu button to select Night Lapse Photo, then press the Menu button to navigate to and select shutter speed and interval settings.
     

 

GoPro: HERO5 Session Quick Start - Capturing Photos and Videos

HERO5 Session is easy to use. 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 Session with 12 voice commands.
  • Start recording, capture a single photo, begin a time lapse and more by speaking to your HERO5 Session.
     
 
  • Voice Control is off by default.  To turn on Voice Control, press the Menu button on the back and scroll through to Start Voice Control. Press the Shutter button to turn on Voice Control.
     

 

Video Stabilization
 
  • Capture smooth videos when this feature is enabled (available in select modes).
     
 
  • Video Stabilization is on by default. To turn it off, press the Menu button to Stabilize Video. Press the Shutter button to turn off.
     

 

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

 

Capture Quality
 
  • Captures up to 4K30 video and 10MP photo
  • New Time Lapse video, Night Photo and Night Lapse modes
     

 

Advanced Wind Noise Reduction
 
  • Automatically filters out wind noise to capture clearer audio in windy conditions.
     

 

GoPro: HERO5 - Voice Control

GoPro: HERO5 - Video Stabilization
  • Capturing with HERO5 Session™ Mounted to You
  • Capturing Selfies
  • Capturing While Mounted to Your Favorite Gear
  • Capturing a Time Lapse
  • Capturing 10MP Photos
Helmet Front + Side Mount
Chesty (Chest Harness)
Chesty (Chest Harness)

Wearing your HERO5 Session 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: Helmet Front + Side Mount, Chesty (Chest Harness), Seeker, The Strap
  • Resolutions: 1080p30 with Video Stabilization on (on by default)
  • Settings: Auto Rotation and SuperViewTM FOV
3-Way™
The Handler
The Handler

Selfies are an awesome way of sharing your adventure. Upload your footage from your HERO5 Session 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 
  • Resolutions: 1080p30
  • Interval for Time Lapse: 0.5 seconds, 1 second
  • Settings: Auto Rotation, Wide FOV, Medium FOV, Narrow FOV, Linear FOV
Removable Instrument Mounts
The Arm
Handlebar/Seatpost/Pole 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/Accessories: Removable Instrument Mounts, The Arm, Handlebar/Seatpost/Pole Mount
  • Resolutions: 1080p90
  • Settings: Auto Rotation, SuperView™
Tripod Mounts
The Handler
Tripod Mounts

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

  • Suggested Modes: Time Lapse Photo, Time Lapse Video, Night Lapse Photo
  • Suggested Mounts: Tripod Mounts, The Handler
  • Intervals: 1 second, 2 seconds
  • Settings: Auto Rotation, Wide FOV
The Handler
The Handler
Head Strap + QuickClip

Photo mode captures Single, Night and Burst photos. Shooting in Burst mode or shooting continuously by holding down the Shutter button in Single Photo 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: Tripod Mounts, 3-Way™, The Handler, Head Strap + QuickClip
  • Intervals: 0.5 seconds, 1 second, 2 seconds
  • Settings: Auto Rotation, Wide FOV

Helmet Front + Side Mount

Chesty (Chest Harness)
Chesty (Chest Harness)

Wearing your HERO5 Session 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: Helmet Front + Side Mount, Chesty (Chest Harness), Seeker, The Strap
  • Resolutions: 1080p30 with Video Stabilization on (on by default)
  • Settings: Auto Rotation and SuperViewTM FOV  

3-Way

The Handler
The Handler

Selfies are an awesome way of sharing your adventure. Upload your footage from your HERO5 Session 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 
  • Resolutions: 1080p30
  • Interval for Time Lapse: 0.5 seconds, 1 second
  • Settings: Auto Rotation, Wide FOV, Medium FOV, Narrow FOV, Linear FOV
Removable Instrument Mounts
The Arm

Handlebar Bar/Seatpost/Pole 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/Accessories: Removable Instruments Mounts, The Arm, Handlebar/Seatpost/Pole Mount
  • Resolutions: 1080p90
  • Settings: Auto Rotation, SuperView™
Tripod Mounts
The Handler
Tripod Mounts

Time Lapse 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 the Quik for desktop app.

  • Suggested Modes: Time Lapse Photo, Time Lapse Video, Night Lapse Photo
  • Suggested Mounts: Tripod Mounts, The Handler
  • Intervals: 1 second, 2 seconds
  • Settings: Auto Rotation, Wide FOV
The Handler
The Handler
Head Strap

Photo mode captures Single, Night and Burst photos. Shooting in Burst mode or shooting continuously by holding down the Shutter button in Single Photo 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: Tripod Mounts, 3-Way™, The Handler, Head Strap + QuickClip
  • Intervals: 0.5 seconds, 1 second, 2 seconds
  • Settings: Auto Rotation, Wide 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 in Quik Key to 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.

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 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.

Learn more about GoPro apps.

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 in Quik Key to 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.

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 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 App

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.

Create a video edit:

  1. Select Create in Quik at the top. Your most recent videos will be shown in the gallery.
  2. Find the best moments, then click the video to add a HiLight. 
    • You can also view any HiLights you captured while recording.
  3. Choose music and the duration of your video from the options available. Quik will automatically edit to the beat of the music.
  4. Preview the edit, change the music, edit the duration, or add/delete highlights to customize the edit.
  5. When you are ready, save the edit and easily share to Facebook or YouTube.

Trim a moment or grab a photo:

  1. Double click the video you want to trim.
  2. Select the scissor trim icon.
  3. Trim out a certain section of the clip or grab a photo.
  4. Once the new clip or photo is saved you can easily share to Facebook or YouTube, or use it in a video edit later on.

Learn more about GoPro apps.

GoPro: Introducing Quik™ | Desktop
  • Protune™
  • Tips + Tricks for Capturing Great Footage
  • Maintenance + Best Practices

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.

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 your 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 Session™ 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 Session™? 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 when the doors are open.

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.

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 your 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 Session™ 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 Session™? 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 when the doors are open.

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