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Tips and tricks related to shooting and working with video on GoPro cameras.

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 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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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 GoPro HERO4 Silver.
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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 (2018).
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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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Video Modes of the GoPro HERO Session

Here's a rundown of the various video modes and options available on the GoPro HERO Session.
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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 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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What the GoPro Spot Meter Does

Wondering what the GoPro spot meter does? Here's an explanation what it does, how it works, and which GoPros have it.
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What are GoPro LRV & 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.
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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.
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GoPro Stealth Modes

If you'd prefer your GoPro not to draw attention to itself while filming, there are several options for making it more discreet.
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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.
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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 I've put it to the test. Here are the results.
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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 GoPro HERO5 Black.
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GoPro Linear FOV: Pros, Cons, and Examples

Some newer GoPros have a new in-camera feature for something you could only do in post-production before: correcting fisheye in photos and videos. It's called Linear FOV.
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GoPro Protune Photo Color: GoPro Color vs Flat

Some GoPros, like the HERO9 Black, offer a choice between two color modes in the photo mode: GoPro and Flat. Here are some examples and when they're best used.
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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 examples to help demystify what these different settings do.
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GoPro Stabilizer Review: GVB 3-Axis Action Gimbal

The GVB 3-Axis Action Gimbal smooths out the jerkiness that comes naturally with handheld video footage shot with GoPro cameras.
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How to Remove the Fisheye Effect from GoPro Videos

That distinctive fisheye look isn't always what you want. Here's how to remove it from GoPro videos with the free GoPro Studio app.
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Pros & 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 once-in-a-lifetime trip, here’s a rundown of what I see as the main pros and cons.
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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 how to fix it.
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Filtering, Sorting, and Selecting GoPro Photos & 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 the keepers can be tedious. Fileloupe aims to speed things up.
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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 not doing anything wrong. It's normal--here's why.
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GoPro HERO4 Black Video & Photo Specs: Resolutions, Framerates & Shooting Modes

Here's a detailed overview of the video and photo specs of the GoPro HERO4 Black Edition.
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