GoPro HERO6 Black

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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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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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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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 Reset a GoPro HERO6 Black

There are a few different types of reset on the HERO8 Black. 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 HERO6 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the GoPro HERO6 Black.
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How to Use a GoPro HERO6 or HERO5 Black as a Webcam

You can use a GoPro HERO6 and HERO5 Black 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 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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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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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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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 and When to Use a GoPro Super Suit Dive Housing

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.
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Tips for Using GoPros In and Around Water

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.
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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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How to Reset and Find a GoPro's Wifi Password & Network ID

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.
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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 Connect a GoPro Smart Remote or Remo to a HERO6 Black

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.
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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 Burst Mode vs Continuous Photo

The Burst Mode and Continuous Photo functions on GoPros are useful ways to capture fast-moving action. Here's a rundown of how they work, how they're different, and what options are available.
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How to Use the GoPro Wifi Remote with the HERO7 Black & HERO6 Black

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.
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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).
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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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What is GoPro SuperView?

SuperView is GoPro's widest field of vision available when shooting standard video. Here's what it looks like.
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GoPro HERO7 Black HyperSmooth vs HERO6 Black In-Camera Stabilization | Side-by-Side Comparisons

GoPro claims that the new HyperSmooth in-camera electronic stabilization of the HERO7 Black is much improved over the previous generation in the HERO6 Black. So I've been putting it to the test. Here are some side-by-side examples.
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How to Open GoPro RAW (.gpr) Image Files Without Lightroom or Photoshop

How can you work with GoPro RAW format .gpr image files without using Lightroom or Photoshop? Here's a quick guide for a free option.
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Putting Your GoPro in a Life Vest with a Bodhi Floaty Case

GoPros don't float by themselves. So if you let it go or it gets knocked loose unintentionally, you'll need to add something to prevent it from sinking straight to the bottom.
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How to Replace the Lens Cover on a GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

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.
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JPG vs RAW on the GoPro HERO9, HERO8, HERO7, HERO6, & HERO5 Black

On the GoPro HERO9, HERO8, HERO7 Black, HERO6, and HERO5 Black, you can choose between two image formats for still photos: JPG and RAW (.gpr). Here's a quick overview of what the difference is and when to use which.
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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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GoPro HERO (2018) vs HERO6 Black

The HERO (2018) and the HERO6 Black look the same, but there are lots of differences in features and capabilities. Here’s a detailed breakdown of how they compare.
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How to Add Polarizer and ND Filters to the GoPros with the PolarPro Venture Filter 3-Pack

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.
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Best Extended Batteries for GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO (2018)

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.
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An Extended Battery in a Waterproof Housing for the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black

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.
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Powering a GoPro with External Power but Without Internal Battery?

Wondering whether you can run your GoPro with external power without having the internal battery installed? What's known as pass-through power? In many models, yes, you can. Here's a rundown.
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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 Convert HEVC Files from a GoPro HERO10, HERO9, HERO8, HERO7, or HERO6 Black

If you're getting an error message on your computer when you try to open a video shot on the GoPro HERO10, HERO9, HERO8, HERO7, or HERO6 Black, it might be because it isn't compatible with the HEVC (H.265) codec used in some of those cameras' video modes. Here are some workarounds.
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Why Is the Video Being Cropped When Using GoPro's Video Stabilization?

If you're wondering why your image is suddenly cropped when you turn on the video stabilization feature, here's an explanation.
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How Well Does the GoPro HERO6 Black's Stabilization Work?

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.
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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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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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FOV Options Available on the GoPro HERO6 Black

Here's a rundown of the field of view options available in the GoPro HERO6 Black. Some FOV settings have been removed and replaced by the new zoom. Others are only available in some shooting modes.
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GoPro HERO6 Black FAQs

This is an ongoing and growing list of common questions on GoPro's HERO6 Black.
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Best SD Cards for the GoPro HERO6 Black

Not every SD card will work well in the new GoPro HERO6 Black with its 4K and fast 1080p video modes. Here are my recommendations.
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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 HERO6 Black Video Modes

The GoPro HERO6 Black has headline features of 4K60 and 1080p240 video modes. While there's a lot of overlap with the HERO5 Black, there are also some new options and some that have gone away.
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GoPro HERO6 Black vs HERO5 Black: Photo Modes

The HERO6 has a new processor and promises improved image quality over its predecessor, the HERO5 Black. Here are some side-by-side comparisons.
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How GoPro's Auto Setting in Burst Mode Photos Works

Among the Burst Mode options on newer GoPros is an Auto setting. It prioritizes better exposure over forcing the number of shots. Here's how it works.
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Photo Modes on the GoPro HERO6 Black

A rundown of the photo modes available on the HERO6 Black.
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How to Reset a GoPro HERO5 & HERO6 Wifi Password

If you need to reset the wifi password of your GoPro HERO5 Black or Session for some reason, it's easy enough to do. But there's a bit of a catch.
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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 GoPro Linear FOV with .gpr RAW Images

You can't use Linear FOV with GoPro RAW files, but here's a workaround that lets you get something very close to it using Lightroom.
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Wasabi Power Extended Battery for the GoPro HER07, HERO6, and HERO5 Black | Review

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.
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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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NiteCore UGP5 Charger for GoPro HERO5 Black Batteries

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.
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Is it Normal for a GoPro to Get Hot?

You might have noticed your camera getting very hot to the touch. In general, that's normal, but there can be some consequences.
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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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