Tips

Tips and tricks related to using GoPro cameras for shooting video, photos, and timelapse.
GoPro HERO10 Black

How to Update GoPro HERO10

Here’s how to check and update the firmware of the HERO10 Black to a new stable version or a beta firmware version.

GoPro HERO10 Black Video Performance Modes - Extended Battery Mode

GoPro HERO10 Extended Battery Mode

The GoPro HERO10 Black now has a new Extended Battery mode as part of the Video Performance Mode update. Here’s what it does and when to use it.

GoPro HERO10 Black Video Performance Modes - Maximum Video Performance Mode

GoPro HERO10 Video Bitrate Chart

Here’s a master list of the bitrates used for the various video modes of the GoPro HERO10 Black. Updated for the new Video Performance Modes.

Charging GoPro HERO8 Batteries

How to Charge GoPro HERO8

There are several ways to charge the battery of your GoPro HERO8 Black. Here’s a rundown of the options, and which is best to use, when.

GoPro HERO5 Black Reset Wifi Connection

GoPro Bluetooth vs Wifi

Newer GoPro cameras use both Bluetooth and WiFi wireless connections. But they use each for different things.

GoPro HERO7 Black HDMI Port

GoPro HDMI Cable Guide

Some GoPro models have an HDMI port to output video. Here’s a rundown of which HDMI cable you need for which GoPro models.

How to Update GoPro HERO6 Black

How to Update GoPro HERO6

Running the latest firmware on your GoPro HERO6 is important for compatibility, stability, and performance. Here’s how to check and update the firmware of the HERO6 Black.

GoPro HERO10 Black Header

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.

GoPro HERO9 Black Anti-Filcker Menu Setting

Do GoPros Have Screens?

Wondering whether GoPro cameras have screens? Early models didn’t, but newer models do. These are the GoPro models that do have built-in screens.

How to Reset a GoPro HERO9

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.

GoPro HERO9 Black

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.

GoPro HERO5 Black Factory Reset

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.

GoPro HERO6 Black Reset Menu

How to Reset a GoPro HERO6 Black

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

GoPro HERO7 Black Reset Menu

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.

GoPro HERO8 Black Reset

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.

GoPro at Family Beach Vacation

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.

GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO6 Black as Webcam

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.

GoPro HERO7 Black

GoPro HERO7 Black FAQs

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

GoPro HERO8 Black from the side

GoPro HERO8 Black FAQs

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

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.

GoPro Zoom

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.

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.

DJI Osmo Action Camera

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.