GoPro Tips & Tricks

GoPro HERO10 Launched!

GoPro has announced the latest in their line of flagship action cameras: the GoPro HERO10 Black. With a new GP2 chip, it shoots 5.3K60 and 4K120 video and 23MP photos.
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GoPro Deals

Here's a roundup of the best deals on GoPro cameras that have caught my eye.
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Can You Use 1TB microSD Cards in GoPro Cameras?

I tried out a SanDisk Extreme 1TB microSDXC card in recent models of GoPro cameras to see if it would work. Here's what I found.
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GoPro HERO9 Black Sample Photos

Here's a small collection of photos I've taken with the GoPro HERO9 Black.
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GoPro, We Have a Problem. Does the GoPro HERO10 Black Overheat Too Easily?

I've seen reports of GoPro HERO10 Black cameras overheating after just 20 minutes of recording. So I decided to try for myself.
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Which Accessories Will Work with the GoPro HERO10 Black?

With the GoPro HERO10 Black now out, here's a running list of which accessories will work with the new model.
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How to Reset a GoPro HERO10 Black

The GoPro HERO10 Black has a few different types of reset. There's a factory reset that wipes everything, but there are also some other more selective reset options that might be useful for solving specific problems.
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GoPro HERO10 Launched!

GoPro has announced the latest in their line of flagship action cameras: the GoPro HERO10 Black. With a new GP2 chip, it shoots 5.3K60 and 4K120 video and 23MP photos.
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Protune Options of the GoPro HERO10 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available on the GoPro HERO10 Black when shooting video footage and still photos.
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GoPro HERO10 Black SD Card Recommendations

Not all SD cards will work well in the GoPro HERO10 Black. Here are some practical recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the HERO10's high-bitrate 100Mbps video recording and burst photo modes.
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What is HEVC on GoPro Cameras? HEVC & H.264 Explained

Newer models of GoPro's flagship Black edition cameras can record video in HEVC or H.264. Here's an explanation of what those are and when to use them.
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How to Shoot H.264 Video With the GoPro HERO10 Black

The GoPro HERO10 Black has two options for saving its video files: HEVC or H.264 + HEVC. Here's how the option works and in which video modes you can limit it to the more widely compatible H.264 only.
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How to Avoid HEVC Video on the GoPro HERO9 Black

If your computer isn't compatible with HEVC video files from the HERO9 Black, here's a list of video modes you can use to record in H.264.
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A Floating Grip, Tripod & Selfie Stick in One

The Nu Grip is a GoPro and action camera accessory that combines 4 key functions in 1: grip, selfie stick, tabletop tripod, and float. I’ve been testing it out, and here’s my take on it.
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Keeping a GoPro HERO9 Black Water Resistant While Using External Power: The 3BR X-PWR-H9 External Power Kit

The 3BR X-PWR-H9 is an accessory to solve the problem of keeping your GoPro water-resistant when connecting external power to your GoPro HERO9 Black. Here’s what it does and how it works.
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How to Reset a GoPro HERO9 Black

The GoPro HERO9 Black has a few different types of reset. There's a factory reset that wipes everything, but there are also some other more selective reset options that might be useful for solving specific problems.
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How to Join GoPro Videos with Wondershare UniConverter

GoPros save their video files in 4GB segments. Here's how to join them back together using Wondershare UniConverter. Includes 4K HEVC video files.
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Shooting Photos with the DJI Osmo Action

Here's a detailed rundown of the DJI Osmo Action's features and capabilities for shooting photos.
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Protune Options of the GoPro HERO9 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the HERO9 Black.
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GoPro HERO8 Black vs HERO7 Black

Trying decide which GoPro to get or whether it's worth upgrading? Here's a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO7 Black compares with the newer GoPro HERO8 Black.
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Powering a GoPro with External Power but Without Internal Battery?

Wondering whether you can run your GoPro with external power without having the internal battery installed? What's known as pass-through power? In many models, yes, you can. Here's a rundown.
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Best SD Cards for the GoPro HERO6 Black

Not every SD card will work well in the new GoPro HERO6 Black with its 4K and fast 1080p video modes. Here are my recommendations.
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My Pick for the Best GoPro Trigger Grip

Using a pistol trigger with a GoPro provides a comfortable grip and a more precise way to operate the shutter. Here's a roundup of the best trigger grips I've come across.
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GoPro Linear FOV: Pros, Cons, and Examples

Some newer GoPros have a new in-camera feature for something you could only do in post-production before: correcting fisheye in photos and videos. It's called Linear FOV.
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GoPro HERO9 Black Sample Photos

Here's a small collection of photos I've taken with the GoPro HERO9 Black.
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How to Remove the GoPro Fisheye Effect from Photos

Photos taken with GoPro cameras have that distinctive fisheye look. But that might not be what you want all the time. Here's an effective and quick way to remove the fisheye look using Lightroom.
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How to Quickly Join GoPro Video Files That Have Been Split into Chapters

GoPros split up large video files into chapters. Here's a quick method for joining them back together.
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DigiPower Refuel ActionPack Extended Battery for GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, & HERO (2018)

The ReFuel ActionPack is a waterproof extended battery for the GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018).
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GoPro HERO9 Black Battery Recommendations

A rundown of the GoPro HERO9 Black batteries, chargers, and compatibility options.
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GoPro HERO6 Black FAQs

This is an ongoing and growing list of common questions on GoPro's HERO6 Black.
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How to Switch Between NTSC and PAL on the GoPro HERO8 Black

If you need to switch between NTSC and PAL video shooting modes on the HERO8 Black, it's not quite as obvious how to do that as it could be. Here's how to do it.
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Video Resolutions, Framerates, and Modes on the HERO (2018)

Here's a rundown of the video resolutions, framerates, fields of view, and modes that are available on the GoPro HERO (2018).
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