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.
GoPro Tips for Shooting Video
Tips and tricks related to shooting and working with video on GoPro cameras.
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.
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.
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.
A rundown of the video modes and features 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.
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.
Here are master lists of the Protune options available when shooting video and photos with the HERO8 Black.
Do GoPros have zoom? Yes, some of the newer models do, but there are some limitations that are worth knowing. Here are some examples.
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.
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.
SuperView is GoPro’s widest field of vision available when shooting standard video. Here’s what it looks like.
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.
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.
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.
The GoPro HERO7 Silver is the middle model in the three cameras in the new HERO7 range. Here’s a detailed rundown of its video features and options.
Here’s a rundown of the various features and options available when shooting video with the GoPro HERO7 White.
Here’s a rundown of the video resolutions, framerates, fields of view, and Protune options available when shooting video on the GoPro HERO4 Silver.
Here’s a rundown of the video resolutions, framerates, fields of view, and modes that are available on the GoPro HERO (2018).
If you’re getting an error message on your computer when you try to open a video shot on the GoPro 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.
Here’s a rundown of the various video modes and options available on the GoPro HERO Session.
If you’re wondering why your image is suddenly cropped when you turn on the video stabilization feature, here’s an explanation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wondering what the GoPro spot meter does? Here’s an explanation what it does, how it works, and which GoPros have it.
Wondering what the LRV and THM files are that appear when you shoot GoPro videos? Here’s what they do.
GoPros split up large video files into chapters. Here’s a quick method for joining them back together.
If you’d prefer your GoPro not to draw attention to itself while filming, there are several options for making it more discreet.
Here’s a rundown of the various video modes available on the GoPro HERO5 Session action camera.
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.
A rundown of the various video modes, resolutions, framerates, fields of view, formats, bitrates, and stabilization options available on the GoPro HERO5 Black.
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.
Some GoPros, like the HERO7 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.
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.
The GVB 3-Axis Action Gimbal smoothes out the jerkiness that comes naturally with handheld video footage shot with GoPro cameras.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a detailed overview of the video and photo specs of the GoPro HERO 4 Black Edition.