Tips

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

  • Photos

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… Read More

October 15, 2019
  • Tips

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… Read More

August 5, 2019
  • Photos
  • Video

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.… Read More

October 11, 2019
  • Tips

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… Read More

October 2, 2019
  • Filters
  • Troubleshooting

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… Read More

June 20, 2019
  • Video

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… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Video

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… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Accessories
  • Tips

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… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Photos

Shooting Photos with the DJI Osmo Action

Here's a detailed rundown of the DJI Osmo Action's features and capabilities for shooting photos. Read More

July 8, 2019
  • Remote Control
  • Tips

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… Read More

March 20, 2019
  • Remote Control
  • Tips

How to Reset and Find a GoPro’s Wifi Password and Network ID

If you're trying to reset your GoPro's wifi password or just look up what it is so you can connect,… Read More

March 20, 2019
  • Tips

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… Read More

March 4, 2019
  • Tips

How to Prevent the GoPro HERO7 Cameras from Filming Vertically by Using Landscape Lock

The HERO7 cameras have sensors that can detect the rotation of the camera. Here's how to lock it in place… Read More

February 25, 2019
  • Tips

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,… Read More

February 22, 2019
  • Troubleshooting

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… Read More

July 19, 2019
  • Photos

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. Read More

October 4, 2019
  • Photos

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… Read More

July 30, 2019
  • Apps

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… Read More

December 3, 2018
  • Photos

What is GoPro SuperPhoto?

The GoPro HERO7 Black introduced a new feature called SuperPhoto. Here’s a rundown of what it is and when to… Read More

July 30, 2019
  • Photos

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… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Video

What is GoPro SuperView?

SuperView is GoPro's widest field of vision available when shooting standard video. Here's what it looks like. Read More

July 24, 2019
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Tips
  • Video

GoPro Protune Settings Explained

Here are straightforward explanations of what each setting does and when to use it, as well as showing what Protune… Read More

June 19, 2019
  • Video

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,… Read More

December 3, 2018
  • Examples
  • Video

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… Read More

June 19, 2019
  • Video

Shooting Video with the GoPro HERO7 Silver: Resolutions, Framerates, and Features

The GoPro HERO7 Silver is the middle model in the three cameras in the new HERO7 range. Here's a detailed… Read More

July 27, 2019
  • Video

Shooting Video with the GoPro HERO7 White: Video Modes, Resolutions, Framerates, and Features

Here's a rundown of the various features and options available when shooting video with the GoPro HERO7 White. Read More

July 27, 2019
  • Photos

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… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Tips

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… Read More

July 19, 2019
  • Tips

How to Find a GoPro’s MAC Address

Here's a quick guide to finding your GoPro's MAC address. Read More

September 4, 2018
  • Memory Cards
  • Tips

How to Download Files Off a GoPro’s Memory Card Without Touching the Camera

There are some shooting situations where you might want to get the files off a GoPro's memory card without touching… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Housings & Cases
  • Tips

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… Read More

June 27, 2019
  • Video

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… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Tips

How to Control the HERO (2018) Remotely

Although the GoPro HERO (2018) isn't compatible with the Remo or Smart Remotes, there are still a couple of ways… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Photos

GoPro HERO (2018) Photo Resolution, Modes, and Settings

Here's a rundown of the relevant modes and settings of the photo mode on the GoPro HERO (2018), including file… Read More

February 5, 2019
  • Photos
  • Tips

JPG vs RAW on the GoPro HERO7, HERO6, and HERO5 Black

On the GoPro HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, and HERO5 Black, you can choose between two image formats for still photos:… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Tips

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… Read More

November 16, 2018
  • Video

Video Resolutions, Framerates, and Modes on the HERO (2018)

Here's a rundown of the video resolutions, framerates, fields of view, and modes that are available on the GoPro HERO… Read More

February 14, 2019
  • Photos

Can You Take Pictures with a GoPro?

GoPros are best known for video, but yes they most certainly can take still photos. All GoPros can take still… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Apps
  • Video

How to Convert HEVC Files from a GoPro 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… Read More

November 7, 2018
  • Video

Video Modes of the GoPro HERO Session

A rundown of the various video modes and options available on the GoPro HERO Session. Read More

March 10, 2018
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

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 stabilization feature, here's why it happens. Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Comparison Reviews
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

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.… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Comparison Reviews
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

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… Read More

February 21, 2019
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

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… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

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… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Tips

GoPro HERO6 Black FAQs

This is an ongoing and growing list of common questions on GoPro's HERO6 Black. Read More

October 16, 2017
  • Examples
  • Timelapse

GoPro Timelapse Video: Crashing Through the Arctic Sea Ice

A timelapse video clip I shot recently in the Arctic with a GoPro HERO5 Black while our ship was crunching… Read More

July 1, 2018
  • Video

GoPro HERO6 Black Video Modes

The GoPro HERO6 Black has new headline features of 4K60 and 1080p240 video modes. While there's a lot of overlap… Read More

November 8, 2018
  • Comparison Reviews
  • Photos

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… Read More

October 1, 2019
  • Photos

How GoPro’s Auto Setting in Burst Mode Photos Works

Among the GoPro HERO6 Black's Burst Mode options is a new Auto setting. Here's what it does. Read More

January 22, 2019
  • Photos

Photo Modes on the GoPro HERO6 Black

A rundown of the photo modes available on the HERO6 Black. Read More

January 22, 2019
  • Troubleshooting

Why Does My GoPro Blink Blue?

Confused by the blue flashing light on your GoPro? There's a simple explanation, and it's easy to fix. Read More

September 6, 2019
  • Tips
  • Troubleshooting

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… Read More

October 15, 2019
  • Apps
  • Photo

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… Read More

September 6, 2019
  • Troubleshooting

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… Read More

July 30, 2019
  • Memory Cards
  • Tips

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… Read More

September 5, 2019
  • Tips

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. Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Tips
  • Troubleshooting

Does GoPro Wifi Work Underwater?

Wondering if you can control your GoPro remotely by wifi underwater? An explanation of what's possible and what isn't to… Read More

September 4, 2019
  • Tips
  • Troubleshooting

Do GoPro Touchscreens Work Underwater?

Wondering if the touchscreen on the back of GoPro HERO5 Black or HERO4 Silver works underwater? Read More

July 2, 2018
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

What the GoPro Spot Meter Does

Wondering what the GoPro spot meter does? Here's an explanation. Read More

July 2, 2018
  • Batteries & Charging
  • Troubleshooting

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… Read More

October 5, 2017
  • Video

What are GoPro LRV and THM Files For? GoPro’s Video File Formats Explained

Wondering what the LRV and THM files are that appear when you shoot GoPro videos? Here's what they do. Read More

August 8, 2019
  • Apps
  • Video

How to Quickly Join GoPro Video Files That Have Been Split into Chapters

GoPros split up large video files into chapters. Here's a quick method for joining them back together. Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Photos

Photos Taken with a GoPro HERO 4 Silver

GoPro cameras are best known for video. But they're also very capable at taking photos. Here are some real-world examples… Read More

July 29, 2019
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

GoPro Stealth Modes

If you'd prefer your GoPro not to draw attention to itself while filming, there are several options for making it… Read More

July 2, 2018
  • Video

Video Modes Available on the GoPro HERO5 Session

Here's a rundown of the various video modes available on the GoPro HERO5 Session action camera. Read More

October 16, 2019
  • Video

Practical Examples of the GoPro HERO5’s In-Camera Stabilization

A headline feature of the new GoPro HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session is the addition of built-in video stabilization. So… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Video

GoPro HERO5 Black Video Sizes, Framerates, Modes, and Options

A rundown of the various video modes, resolutions, framerates, fields of view, formats, bitrates, and stabilization options available on the… Read More

August 7, 2018
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

GoPro HERO6 and HERO5 Built-In Fisheye Distortion Correction: Linear FOV

The newer GoPros have a new in-camera feature for something you could only do in post-production before: correcting fisheye in… Read More

May 8, 2018
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

GoPro Protune Photo Color: GoPro Color vs Flat

Some GoPros, like the HERO5 Black, offer a choice between two color modes in the photo mode: GoPro and Flat.… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

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… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Stabilizers
  • Video

GoPro Stabilizer Review: GVB 3-Axis Action Gimbal

The GVB 3-Axis Action Gimbal smoothes out the jerkiness that comes naturally with handheld video footage shot with GoPro cameras. Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Apps
  • Photos

How to Remove the GoPro Fisheye Effect from Photos

GoPro photos have that distinctive fisheye look. But that might not be what you want all the time. Here's an… Read More

September 12, 2019
  • Photos
  • Timelapse
  • Video

Pros and 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… Read More

September 19, 2019
  • Mounts & Grips
  • Timelapse

How to Add Panning and Rotation to GoPro Time Lapse Captures

Motion can make time lapse more compelling. Here's a roundup of some of the better options for adding panning and… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Apps
  • Tips

How to Compile a Basic Timelapse Using GoPro Studio

Here's a step-by-step how-to guide on how to compile a basic time-lapse from a sequence of still images using GoPro… Read More

November 20, 2018
  • Apps
  • Video

How to Play GoPro CineForm MOV Video Files

If you're exporting GoPro Cineform MOV files from GoPro Studio, you might have trouble playing them on other systems. Here's… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Apps
  • Photos
  • Video

Filtering, Sorting, and Selecting GoPro Photos and Video Footage with Fileloupe

It's easy to generate a lot of photos and video clips with GoPros. But sorting through it all to find… Read More

July 10, 2019
  • Video

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… Read More

July 2, 2018
  • Tips

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.… Read More

July 2, 2018
  • Photos
  • Video

GoPro HERO 4 Black Video & Photo Specs: Resolutions, Framerates, & Shooting Modes

Here's a detailed overview of the video and photo specs of the GoPro HERO 4 Black Edition. Read More

August 20, 2019