Tips

Tips and tricks related to using GoPro cameras for shooting video, photos, and timelapse.

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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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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Protune Options of the GoPro HERO10 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available on the GoPro HERO10 Black when shooting video and photos.
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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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Which Video Modes on the GoPro HERO7 Black Use HEVC and Which Use H.264?

If you're having trouble with HEVC video compatibility with footage shot on the HERO7 Black, here's a list of which video modes can record with the more compatible H.264 codec.
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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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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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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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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 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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How to Reset a GoPro HERO4 Black

There are a few different types of reset on the HERO4 Black. Here's what they are and how to access them.
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How to Reset a GoPro HERO5 Black

There are a few different types of reset on the HERO5 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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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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How to Reset a GoPro HERO7 Black

There are a few different types of reset on the HERO7 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 HERO5 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the HERO5 Black.
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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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Protune Options of the GoPro HERO7 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the HERO7 Black.
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How to Turn On Camera Help Tips on the GoPro HERO8 Black

The camera tips that show you what the screen icons do on a GoPro HERO8 go away automatically after you click on them once. Here's how to bring them back.
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How to Reset a GoPro HERO8 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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Are GoPros Waterproof?

Newer GoPro models use a design where the camera body is waterproof without the need for a separate housing. Older models used a different design that required an external housing to be waterproof.
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How to Connect a GoPro HERO8 Black as a Webcam or Livestream to a Computer

It is possible to use a GoPro HERO8 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 via USB.
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How to Use a GoPro HERO7 Black as a Webcam

It is possible to use a GoPro HERO7 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 via USB.
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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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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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GoPro HERO7 Black FAQs

This is a rolling list of questions and answers related to shooting with the GoPro HERO7 Black.
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GoPro HERO8 Black FAQs

This is an ongoing and growing list of common questions on shooting with the GoPro HERO8 Black.
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GoPro HERO8 Black Video Modes

A rundown of the video modes and features on the GoPro HERO8 Black.
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How to Change the Video Compression Codec on the GoPro HERO8 Black

The GoPro HERO8 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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How to Select & Delete Multiple Photos or Videos on the GoPro HERO8 Black's Media Viewer Screen

When using the media viewer on the back screen of the HERO8 Black, here's how to select and delete multiple files at once.
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How to Switch Between NTSC and PAL on the GoPro HERO8 Black

If you need to switch between NTSC and PAL video shooting modes on the HERO8 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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Protune Options of the GoPro HERO8 Black

Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the HERO8 Black.
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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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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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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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How to Make a GoPro Float

There's a good chance you'll be wanting to take your GoPro in the water. But you'll find out pretty quickly that GoPros don't float. So here's a rundown of options for keeping your GoPro afloat.
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How to Remove and Replace a DJI Osmo Action's Lens Port Cover

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.
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DJI Osmo Action RockSteady vs GoPro HERO7 Black HyperSmooth

Both the DJI Osmo Action and GoPro HERO7 Black have in-camera video stabilization to create smoother video footage out of the camera. GoPro has HyperSmooth. DJI has RockSteady. Here's how they compare side-by-side.
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Video Modes of the DJI Osmo Action

Now that I've been out shooting with the new DJI Osmo Action, here's a detailed rundown of its features and capabilities for shooting video.
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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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Shooting Photos with the DJI Osmo Action

Here's a detailed rundown of the DJI Osmo Action's features and capabilities for shooting photos.
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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 Do You Turn on a GoPro Without Recording?

If your GoPro begins recording as soon as you turn it on, you're probably starting it in QuikCapture mode. Here's how to turn on your GoPro without the recording beginning immediately.
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How to Prevent the GoPro HERO9, HERO8, & HERO7 Cameras from Filming Vertically by Using Landscape Lock

The HERO9, HERO8, and HERO7 cameras have sensors that can detect the rotation of the camera. Here's how to lock it in place to prevent automatic rotation.
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How to Lock the Screen on a GoPro HERO7

If you find that you're accidentally touching the back screen and changing shooting modes when shooting with the HERO7 cameras, here's how to lock the screen to prevent accidental changes.
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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 HERO7 Silver and White Photo Resolutions, Modes, and Settings

Here's a rundown of the various features and capabilities of the HERO7 Silver and White when shooting photos.
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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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Do GoPro Files Work in Lightroom?

Wondering whether GoPro photo and video files are compatible with Lightroom? You're in luck. Not only do they work, but Lightroom works especially well with GoPro RAW image files.
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What is GoPro SuperPhoto?

SuperPhoto is one of the photo options on recent GoPro Black edition cameras. Here’s a rundown of what it does and how to use it.
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Photo Modes of the GoPro HERO7 Black

Here's a rundown of the photo features and options available on the GoPro HERO7 Black, the flagship camera in the new HERO7 lineup.
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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 Protune Settings Explained

Here are straightforward explanations of what each setting does and when to use it, as well as showing what Protune settings are available on which GoPros.
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Video Modes of the GoPro HERO7 Black

Here's a rundown of the various video modes and options available on the GoPro HERO7 Black, including resolutions, framerates, resolutions, and special shooting options like Protune.
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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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Shooting Video with the GoPro HERO7 Silver: Resolutions, Framerates & Features

The GoPro HERO7 Silver is the middle model in the three cameras in the HERO7 lineup. Here's a detailed rundown of its video features and options.
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