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 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 HERO9/8 Black - The Remote Review

There's a new remote for the GoPro HERO9 Black. It's called The Remote. Here's what it does 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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How to Switch Between NTSC & PAL on the GoPro HERO9 Black

If you need to switch between NTSC and PAL video shooting modes on the HERO9 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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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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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 HERO9 Black SD Card Recommendations

Not all SD cards will work well in the GoPro HERO9 Black. Here are some practical recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the high-bitrate 100Mbps video recording and burst photo modes.
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Photos Taken with a GoPro HERO7 Black

The GoPro HERO7 Black can be a fun camera to shoot photos with. Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the GoPro HERO7 to give a sense of what it's like for everyday shooting.
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GoPro HERO7 Black vs HERO6 Black

Here's my detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO6 Black compares with the newer HERO7 Black.
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GoPro HERO6 Black vs HERO5 Black Stabilization Compared

The GoPro HERO6 Black promises better results from its in-camera stabilization. So I've been putting it to the test side-by-side with the HERO5 Black.
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Best GoPro Cases

A roundup of some of the best GoPro cases out there.
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GoPro HERO9 Black Video Modes

GoPro has released their latest and greatest flagship action cam, the HERO9 Black. Here's a rundown of the features and modes available when shooting video with it.
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GoPro HERO4 Battery & Charger Options

Here's a roundup of some options for spare batteries and battery chargers for the GoPro HERO 4 Silver and Black editions.
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Which Video Modes on the GoPro HERO8 Black Use HEVC or H.264?

The GoPro HERO8 Black has two video codecs available for recording video: HEVC and H.264. If you're running into compatibility issues with HEVC, here are the modes you can use H.264.
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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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Recommended Memory Cards for the GoPro HERO4 Black & Silver

Here are some practical recommendations for SD cards for the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver. Not every microSD card you can find will work--you'll need a card that's fast enough to keep up with the high-bitrate recording that these cameras are capable of.
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How to Remotely Control GoPro Cameras

Here's a rundown of which GoPro remote to use when as well as some other options for controlling your GoPro remotely.
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How to Change the Wifi Band Frequency on a GoPro

Some of the newer GoPro cameras allow you to select either 5Ghz or 2.4Ghz wifi bands. Here's how to do it.
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Why Does My GoPro Blink Blue?

Confused by the blue flashing light on your GoPro? There's a simple explanation, and it's easy to fix.
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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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How to Charge GoPro Cameras & Batteries

Here's a rundown of the options for charging your GoPro depending on the model of camera you're using.
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How to Enable Camera Help Tips on the GoPro HERO7 Cameras

The camera tips that show you what the screen icons do on a GoPro HERO7 go away automatically after you click on them once. Here's how to bring them back.
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