GoPro Tips & Tricks

GoPro Deals

Here's a roundup of the best deals on GoPro cameras that have caught my eye.
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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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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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Protune Options of the GoPro HERO10 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available on the GoPro HERO10 Black when shooting video and 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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Remote for the GoPro HERO10/9/8 Black - The Remote Review

GoPro has a new remote--it's simply called The Remote. It's compatible with the HERO10, HERO9, HERO8, and MAX. Here's what it can do and how it works.
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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 HERO8 vs HERO9 Black

Here's a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO9 Black compares to the HERO8 Black.
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Can You Zoom In On a GoPro?

Do GoPros have zoom? Yes, some of the newer models do, but there are some limitations that are worth knowing. Here are some examples.
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GoPro HERO6 Black Stabilization vs Final Cut Pro X vs Premiere Pro CC Warp Stabilizer

The GoPro HERO6 Black has built-in video stabilization. Here are some side-by-side examples of how it compares with the stabilization in Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro CC's War Stabilizer.
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Moonshuttle Standard Frame for GoPro HERO3+

If you need to run your GoPro with external power or to access the memory card easily, a minimalist frame might be just what you need.
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GoPro SD Card Recommendations for the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session

Which microSD memory cards work best with the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session? Here are some practical recommendations.
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Shooting Video with the GoPro HERO7 White: Video Modes, Resolutions, Framerates, and Features

Here's a rundown of the various features and options available when shooting video with the GoPro HERO7 White.
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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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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 HERO6 Black vs HERO5 Black

A detailed comparison of how the GoPro HERO 5 Black compares with the HERO 6 Black in terms of specs, features, capabilities, and performance.
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GoPro HERO8 vs HERO9 Black

Here's a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO9 Black compares to the HERO8 Black.
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GoPro HERO7 Silver vs White

There aren't many differences between the GoPro HERO7 Silver and White, and only one of them is likely to be decisive for most users trying to choose between them. Here's a rundown of the differences.
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Float Your GoPro (or other Waterproof Camera)

If you need to make sure your waterproof camera stays on the top of the water and doesn't sink to the depths below, here's a handy option.
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Which Accessories Will Work with the GoPro HERO8 Black?

Wondering which accessories will work on the new GoPro HERO8 Black? Here's a running list of what to look for.
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How Do You Turn on a GoPro Without Recording?

If your GoPro begins recording as soon as you turn it on, you're probably starting it in QuikCapture mode. Here's how to turn on your GoPro without the recording beginning immediately.
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Joby Action Series GoPro Mounts

Joby has some new action camera mounts. I've been testing out the suction cup and clamp with the new locking arms.
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External Microphones for the GoPro HERO9, HERO8, HERO7, HERO6, HERO5, & HERO4

If you're looking to improve the sound quality of your GoPro videos, using an external mic will make a big difference. Here's a rundown of what mics will work with which GoPro.
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