GoPro HERO4 Silver

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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The GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip

The GoPro Magnetic Swivel Clip combines several different options for easily attaching your GoPro to a variety of places on the go.
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How to Use a GoPro HERO4 Black or HERO4 Silver as a Webcam

You can use a GoPro HERO4 Black or Silver as a webcam or for real-time capture to a computer. But it's not quite as simple as just plugging your camera in with a USB cable. Here's a guide on how to do it.
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Best SD Card for GoPro Cameras

After extensive use and testing, here are my practical recommendations on the best SD cards for GoPro cameras.
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GoPro Charging Cable Guide

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.
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My Pick for Best GoPro Float Pole

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.
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Backscatter Flip7 Underwater Filters for GoPro Cameras

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.
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How to Control Multiple GoPros with One Remote

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.
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How to Turn On a GoPro that Won't Turn On

Turning on a GoPro is usually very simple. But sometimes you can run into situations where your GoPro won't turn on. Here are some things to try.
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GoPro Format SD Card | A How-To Guide

Formatting the GoPro's SD card frees up space. But it also 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.
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GoPro HERO4 Silver Video Resolutions, Framerates, & Shooting Modes

Here's a rundown of the video resolutions, framerates, fields of view, and Protune options available when shooting video on the GoPro HERO4 Silver.
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How to Use GoPro's QuikCapture to Power On and Start Filming with a Single Press

GoPro's QuickCapture feature is designed as a one-press way to power the camera up and start shooting immediately. There are a few tricks to using it, though.
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Can You Use 128GB, 256GB, 400GB, 512GB, or 1TB SD Cards in GoPro Cameras?

Wondering if you can use a 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB microSD card in your GoPro? So long as you're using one of these GoPro models and the card is fast enough, you can.
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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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Adding a Water Repellent Film to Reduce Water Drops on a GoPro Lens

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.
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Using Dome Ports with GoPros for Over/Under Water Split Photos

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.
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How to Format SD Cards in a GoPro

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.
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How to Set the Date and Time on a GoPro

GoPros have a couple of different ways of setting the date and time, each with its advantages.
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Hands-on Review of the Wasabi Power Clutch for GoPro Cameras

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.
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Do GoPro Touchscreens Work Underwater?

Wondering if the touchscreen on the back of your GoPro camera works underwater?
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What the GoPro Spot Meter Does

Wondering what the GoPro spot meter does? Here's an explanation what it does, how it works, and which GoPros have it.
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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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Photos Taken with a GoPro HERO4 Silver

GoPro cameras are best known for video. But they're also very capable at taking photos. Here are some real-world examples I've taken with the HERO4 Silver.
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GoPro Stealth Modes

If you'd prefer your GoPro not to draw attention to itself while filming, there are several options for making it more discreet.
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Arca-Style Quick Release Plates for GoPro Cameras

There are advantages to using an Arca-style quick release plate with a GoPro, and yes, such plates do in fact exist.
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PolarPro's Neutral Density, Polarizer, and Macro Filters for the GoPro HERO4 Black & Silver

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.
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GoPro HERO5 Black vs HERO4 Silver

If you're trying to decide whether to upgrade to the HERO5 Black, or have found a good deal on the HERO4 Silver, here's how they compare.
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GoPro Sticks with a Difference

These aren't your everyday run-of-the-mill GoPro selfie sticks. Each offers something unique that sets it apart.
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GoPro HERO+ LCD vs HERO4 Silver

This is a detailed comparison of how the GoPro HERO4 Silver compares with the HERO+ LCD, including video, photo, and time-lapse modes, as well as other features.
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Which GoPro HERO4 Accessories Will Work with the GoPro HERO6 Black and HERO5 Black?

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.
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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 Protune Photo Sharpening: High vs Medium vs Low

Some GoPro models give you the option to choose between high, medium, and low levels of sharpening. Here are some examples to help demystify what these different settings do.
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Types of GoPro HERO4 Silver & Black Housings and Their Best Uses

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.
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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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How to Remove the Fisheye Effect from GoPro Videos

That distinctive fisheye look isn't always what you want. Here's how to remove it from GoPro videos with the free GoPro Studio app.
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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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Pros & Cons of Using a GoPro as an Everyday or Travel Camera

Can you use a GoPro as a travel camera? Absolutely. But before you rely exclusively on your GoPro for that once-in-a-lifetime trip, here’s a rundown of what I see as the main pros and cons.
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How to Shoot a Long Time-Lapse with a GoPro HERO4 Silver or Black

There are multiple options for doing long-term time-lapse with a GoPro HERO4 Silver or Black. Here's a rundown of the options--each has its own pros and cons.
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GoCase H4 Compact Case for GoPro HERO4 Silver and Black

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.
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Brunton All Day 2.0 Extended Waterproof Battery for GoPro HERO 4 | Hands-on Review

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.
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GoPro HERO4 Silver vs HERO4 Session

While there are several areas of overlap comparing the HERO4 Silver with the Session, there are also some key differences. Here's a detailed breakdown of how they compare in terms of features, capabilities, and performance.
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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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NiteCore Dual Charger for GoPro HERO4 and HERO3 Batteries

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.
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GoPro HERO (2014) vs HERO4 Silver

A detailed side-by-side comparison of how the GoPro HERO (2014) compares with the HERO4 Silver in terms of specs, features, capabilities, and performance.
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Why Do GoPros Split Videos into Segments?

If you're wondering why your GoPro is breaking your videos up into smaller segments, it's not an error and you're not doing anything wrong. It's normal--here's why.
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GoPro HERO4 Silver and Black Firmware Update / February 2015

GoPro has released new firmware for the GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver. It includes new video modes for the Black and a new timelapse video mode for both cameras.
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What Size Memory Card is Best for a GoPro HERO4?

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.
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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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GoPro HERO4 Silver vs HERO3+ Silver

A detailed side-by-side comparison of how the GoPro HERO4 Silver compares with the HERO3+ Silver in terms of features, capabilities, and performance.
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GoPro HERO 4 Silver vs HERO 4 Black

Here's a detailed comparison of how the GoPro HERO4 Black and the HERO4 Silver compare in terms of features, capabilities, and performance.
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GoPro HERO4 Menu Icons Cheat Sheet

GoPros use quite a lot of icons for various modes and functions. But it's not always clear what they mean. Here's a cheat sheet.
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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 Add GoPro HERO 4 Filters and HERO 3+ Filters

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.
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How to Add a Polarized Lens Filter to a GoPro HERO3

Using a polarized lens filter on a GoPro HERO3 can reduce glare and saturate colors. They work especially well above water, with snow, or with bright sunshine.
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