If your GoPro photos and videos aren’t showing up on your SD card, here are some things to try that might be able to recover them.
My hands-on reviews of GoPro accessories, including memory cards, mounts, microphones, batteries & chargers, sticks, housings, and advanced controllers.
After extensive use and testing, here are my practical recommendations on the best SD cards for GoPro cameras.
GoPro cameras have used three different USB charging cables. Which type of charging cable you need depends on which camera you’re using. Here’s a master list.
I’ve been trying several options in an effort to find viable replacement batteries for the HERO8 Black. Here’s what I’ve found.
The new design for the side door of the GoPro HERO8 Black has its flaws, especially if you’re trying to use the USB-C port for external power an an external microphone. Here’s a replacement side door that allows unfettered access to the USB-C port.
Not all SD cards will work well in the HERO8 Black. Here are some recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the high-bitrate video recording and burst photo modes.
Wondering which accessories will work on the new GoPro HERO8 Black? Here’s a running list of what to look for.
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.
If you’re taking your GoPro out on the water, sometimes you need something that combines flotation with extended reach. Here are some of the best GoPro float pole options.
If you’re looking to mount a GoPro on a tripod, here’s a rundown of the various types of tripod conversion adapters that you can get to be able to use any GoPro on any tripod.
If your underwater photos are coming out blue and with washed-out colors, a good option is to add an underwater filter. There are several approaches; Backscatter’s Flip7 is unique and convenient.
The GoPro Super Suit adds extra protection and lets you take your GoPro much deeper than the built-in waterproof protection. Here’s when and how to use it.
While the Akaso EK7000 and EK7000 Pro aren’t the most demanding action cameras on SD card speed requirements, they still need a card that’s fast enough. Here are some recommendations.
Here are some recommendations for the best SD cards to use with the DJI Osmo Action.
The lens port cover of your DJI Osmo Action might feel like it’s not going to come off, but it does. Here’s how.
One of the great things about GoPros is that they’re fearless around water. Here are some tips for getting better results when shooting in and around the water.
Here’s a detailed guide to connecting the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session cameras with the GoPro Smart Remote and the Remo voice-command remote.
Some of the newer GoPro cameras allow you to select either 5Ghz or 2.4Ghz wifi bands. Here’s how to do it.
If you’re trying to reset your GoPro’s wifi password or just look up what it is so you can connect, here are the steps for recent GoPro models.
Controlling a single GoPro camera remotely is pretty straightforward. The most obvious way to do that is to use the GoPro mobile app. But what if you want to control more than one camera? For that, you’ll need to use a dedicated remote. Here’s an overview of how it works.
If you’re looking to control your GoPro HERO6 Black with the Smart Remote or Remo, here are some step-by-step guides to pairing the remotes with the camera.
GoPro remote pairing guides for the HERO7 Black with the Smart Remote and Remo.
Formating the GoPro’s SD card gets the card ready for use and keeps the filesystem healthy and minimizes the risk of errors. Here are the various ways to do it on different GoPro models.
If you want to use the older GoPro WiFi Remote with your HERO7 Black or HERO6 Black, you can. But there is a trick to look out for. So here’s a quick guide.
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).
Here are some practical recommendations on which SD cards to get for the GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver, and White action cameras.
There are some shooting situations where you might want to get the files off a GoPro’s memory card without touching the camera. Here are some good options.
While charging GoPro batteries isn’t complicated, the specific options vary from camera to camera. Here’s a rundown of the charging and battery options for the GoPro Fusion.
A step-by-step guide to removing and replacing the lens cover on the GoPro HERO5 Black for replacing a scratched cover or using a SuperSuit diving housing.
Here are some recommendations for which SD cards to get for the GoPro Fusion 360° camera. And you’ll need two of them.
A comprehensive guide on how to charge the GoPro HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session cameras, including options for USB charging and using an AC or wall charger.
Here are some SD card recommendations for the GoPro HERO (2018) camera.
If you’re looking to add polarizing or ND filters to the GoPro HERO7 cameras, the HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, or HERO (2018), PolarPro has a 3-pack kit of snap-on filters specifically for these camera models. Here’s my hands-on review.
While there aren’t a lot of options for external batteries for the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black, there are some. Here are the best options I’ve come across for powering your GoPro for more than a couple of hours at a time.
If you’re after an extended battery for the GoPro HERO6 Black or HERO5 Black that’s waterproof, the new Oumers Side Power is one of the few options available.
Wondering whether you can run the GoPro HERO8, HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black with external power without having the internal battery installed? Yes, you can.
Wondering if you can use a 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you’re using one of these GoPro models and the card is fast enough, you can.
Here’s a rundown of which GoPro remote to use when as well as some other options for controlling your GoPro remotely.
If you’re wondering why your image is suddenly cropped when you turn on the video stabilization feature, here’s an explanation.
One of the headline features of the GoPro HERO6 Black is better in-camera video stabilization to smooth out shaky footage. Here are some side-by-side examples to illustrate its effectiveness.
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.
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.
Not every SD card will work well in the new GoPro HERO6 Black with its 4K and fast 1080p video modes. Here are some recommendations.
There are three different GoPro-branded remote controls available for their cameras, but they don’t all charge the same way or use the same cable.
Here’s a rundown of the options for charging your GoPro depending on the model of camera you’re using.
Ugly water drops on the GoPro lens can really ruin the shot. The XClear Hydrophobic Lens Protectors are designed to solve this problem. Here’s my take on how well they work.
Wasabi Power has come out with a new extended battery for the GoPro HERO5 Black that they claim gives you up to 4 hours of recording time. I’ve been putting it to the test.
If you’re looking to get split photos of above and below the water line, a dome port is what you want. Here’s a rundown of how they work with GoPros.
NiteCore is releasing a new charger for GoPro HERO5 Black batteries. It adds a few little nice tweaks to make it stand out from the competition.
It’s always a good idea to format the SD card in the camera. Here’s a rundown of how to do it with recent GoPro models.
The Wasabi Power Hand Grip is an external USB battery and hand grip in one. It’s a convenient way to add extra battery power to extend your GoPro filming.
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.
A Troubleshooting Checklist if your GoPro’s Battery is Draining even when the Camera is Switched Off
If you find that your GoPro’s battery is draining quickly even when the camera is switched off, here’s a troubleshooting checklist of things to try.
With a recent firmware update, GoPro killed compatibility with third-party batteries. Wasabi Power are out with a new version of their battery that fixes that and promises to be compatible with all future GoPro firmware updates.
There are advantages to using an Arca-style quick release plate with a GoPro, and yes, such plates do in fact exist.
If you’re looking to add a neutral density, polarizer, or macro filter to your GoPro HERO4 Black or Silver, PolarPro has a 3-pack that’s worth a look.
GoPros have never had particularly good battery life. So having spare batteries on hand, along with an external charger, can help you keep shooting.
These aren’t your everyday run-of-the-mill GoPro selfie sticks. Each offers something unique that sets it apart.
Which microSD memory cards work best with the GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session? Here are some practical recommendations.
Wondering which of your HERO4 accessories will work on the new GoPro HERO5 Black? Here’s a rundown of what will and won’t work.
Trying to work out which type of GoPro housing is best for what you want to use it for? Here’s a rundown of the different types.
The GVB 3-Axis Action Gimbal smoothes out the jerkiness that comes naturally with handheld video footage shot with GoPro cameras.
Joby has some new action camera mounts. I’ve been testing out the suction cup and clamp with the new locking arms.
There are multiple options for doing long-term timelapse with a GoPro HERO4 Silver or Black. Here’s a rundown of the options–each has its own pros and cons.
There are a lot of GoPro cases available. GoCase is shooting for the premium end of the market. Here’s my hands-on review of their smallest, compact case for the HERO4 Silver and Black.
Battery life is a weak point of GoPros. The new Brunton All Day battery pack for the GoPro HERO4 series aims to do something about that. Here’s my hands-on review.
Motion can make time lapse more compelling. Here’s a roundup of some of the better options for adding panning and rotation to your time lapse captures taken with GoPro cameras.
GoPros are tough little things. They end up in places that no camera should go. But even GoPros can do with some TLC.
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.
Nitecore’s chargers for GoPro HERO4 or HERO3/3+ batteries can charge two batteries directly and a third indirectly. It also has an LCD screen with percentage progress and integrated USB cable.
The Gekkopod is a new product that’s designed as a go-anywhere, attach-to-just-about-anything mount for GoPros, smartphones, and compact cameras.
Not every memory card will work or work well in a GoPro HERO (2014 model). Here are some recommendations for ones that will.
A roundup of some of the best GoPro cases out there.
GoPros love the water. But they don’t float. The CamKix Premium Bobber is a good option for keeping your GoPro afloat and visible.
Wondering how much video footage or how many photos you can fit on a memory card with the new GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras? Here are some guides.
Here’s a roundup of some options for spare batteries and battery chargers for the GoPro HERO 4 Silver and Black editions.
While GoPro’s Jaws clamp works well in many situations, there are times a broader spring-loaded clamp comes in handy in mounting your GoPro.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some of the best options for replacement and extra batteries for the GoPro HERO3 and HERO3+ Black, along with chargers.
Not every memory card will work well in the GoPro HERO3 and HERO3+ Black editions. They need ones with fast write speeds. Here are some practical recommendations.
If you’re looking to mount your GoPro to a flat surface like a car windscreen, surfboard, jet ski, or kayak, there are several different options for suction cup mounts depending on your needs. Here are some of the best.
Review of the Fotodiox Pro WonderPana Go H3+ Standard Kit for installing a polarizer filter or neutral density filter to the GoPro HERO3+, HERO4 Silver, and HERO4 Black.
Using a polarized lens filter on a GoPro HERO 3 can reduce glare and saturate colors. They work especially well above water, with snow, or with bright sunshine.