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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New GoPro High-Performance Enduro Battery for GoPro HERO10 & HERO9 Black

GoPro has announced a new high-performance battery for the HERO10 and HERO9 cameras.
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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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GoPro Timelapse Video: Crashing Through the Arctic Sea Ice

A timelapse video clip I shot recently in the Arctic with a GoPro HERO5 Black while our ship was crunching through the Arctic sea ice north of Svalbard.
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CamKix Bobber for GoPro Cameras

GoPros love the water. But they don't float. The CamKix Premium Bobber is a good option for keeping your GoPro afloat and visible.
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Hands-on Review of the AKASO Brave 7 LE

The AKASO Brave 7 LE is the latest 4K action cam that's a lower-priced alternative to GoPro and DJI cameras. Here's my hands-on review.
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Protune Options of the GoPro HERO5 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the HERO5 Black.
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GoPro Stabilizer Review: GVB 3-Axis Action Gimbal

The GVB 3-Axis Action Gimbal smooths out the jerkiness that comes naturally with handheld video footage shot with GoPro cameras.
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Waterproof Sennheiser Microphone for the GoPro HERO4 Black & Silver

Sennheiser has released a microphone for the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver, the MKE 2 Elements. It attaches directly to the camera and is waterproof.
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Video Modes Available on the GoPro HERO5 Session

Here's a rundown of the various video modes available on the GoPro HERO5 Session action camera.
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GoPro Protune Photo Color: GoPro Color vs Flat

Some GoPros, like the HERO9 Black, offer a choice between two color modes in the photo mode: GoPro and Flat. Here are some examples and when they're best used.
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GoPro HERO8 Battery Recommendations

I've been trying several options in an effort to find viable replacement batteries for the HERO8 Black. Here's what I've found.
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Dimensions of the GoPro HERO9 Black

Here are some of the dimensions of the new GoPro HERO9 Black in case you're trying to see whether it will fit in an existing accessory.
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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 Change the Video Compression Codec on the GoPro HERO9 Black

The GoPro HERO9 Black has two video codecs available for recording video. Both of these produce files with an .mp4 extension. The difference is in how the video is compressed and encoded.
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GoPro HERO5 Session vs HERO Session

They look identical from the outside. And the similarity of their model names is unnecessarily confusing. But once you dig into the features and price, there are some significant differences. Here's how the GoPro HERO5 Session and GoPro HERO Session compare.
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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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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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