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.
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.
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.
Some GoPros, like the HERO9 Black, offer a choice between two color modes in the photo mode: GoPro and Flat. Here are some examples I’ve put together along with some suggestions on when I think they’re best used.
There are several types of housings available for GoPros, with each having its strengths and weaknesses. Some are protection. Some are for stealth. Some are for convenience. And some are for expanding with accessories. Here’s a rundown of the different types.
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.