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My GoPro HERO5 Camera, 2nd Edition

My GoPro HERO5 Camera, 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright 2017
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 432
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-466735-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-466735-5

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to the GoPro HERO5 Black, HERO5 Session™, or HERO Session™ camera. Photos and sample images show you exactly what to do.


Help when you run into problems or limitations with your GoPro camera in specific shooting situations.


Tips and Notesto help you get the most from your GoPro camera when taking pictures or shooting HD video in a wide range of shooting situations.


Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your GoPro camera working just the way you want in order to shoot the absolute best photos and videos possible. Learn how to:


  • Set up your GoPro camera and prepare for any type of shooting situation
  • Take awesome first- or third-person videos just about anywhere, including underwater or in low-light situations
  • Select and use the best camera housing, mount, and accessories to capture the perfect shots
  • Take detailed and vibrant high-resolution, digital images with your GoPro camera
  •  Shoot stunning HD video using your GoPro camera 
  • Record high-quality audio in conjunction with your videos 
  • Choose the best resolution and camera settings for each shooting situation you encounter 
  • Wirelessly transfer your digital content from your camera to your smartphone or tablet using the GoPro Capture™ mobile app 
  • Transfer content from your camera to your computer to view, edit, enhance, archive, and share it using photo editing software or the GoPro QUIK Desktop™ and GoPro Studio™ video editing software 
  • Learn strategies used by the pros to achieve your own professional results

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Table of Contents

     Chapter 1: Overview of the GoPro HERO Cameras 3
    An Entirely New Shooting Experience .......................................................5
    Understanding Digital Camera Resolution .............................................7
    Choosing the Right GoPro Camera ................................................................9
        The GoPro HERO Session ............................................................................12
        The GoPro HERO5 Session .........................................................................14
        The GoPro HERO5 Black ...............................................................................15
    Getting the Best Results with a Mount....................................................18
    Using GoPro Accessories .....................................................................................20
        The GoPro Mobile Apps ...............................................................................20
        The GoPro QUIK Desktop Software ...................................................22
    Start Gathering Your GoPro Equipment ................................................23
Chapter 2: Getting Started with Your GoPro HERO5 Black 27
    Ten Improvements to the HERO5 Black ..................................................27
    What Comes with the HERO5 Black ..........................................................29
    Choosing an FOV ........................................................30
        Narrow ................................................................................31
        Linear .................................................................................................31
        Medium .....................................................................................32
        Wide .....................................................................................................32
        SuperView ..................................................................................................................32
    Overview of the HERO5 Black’s Body ........................................................32
        The Front of the Camera ...............................................................................33
        The Back of the Camera ................................................................................35
        The Right Side of the Camera ..................................................................36
        The Left Side of the Camera ......................................................................37
        The Top of the Camera ...................................................................................41
        The Bottom of the Camera .........................................................................42
    Exploring the LCD Status Screen ...................................................................42
    Exploring the Camera’s Full-Color Touchscreen ..............................43
    Setting Up the Camera for the First Time ..............................................46
        Customizing Your HERO5 Black ..............................................................47
    Using Voice Commands .......................................................................................51
    Updating Your Camera’s Operating System ........................................53
        Update Using the GoPro Capture Mobile App .........................53
        Update Using the QUIK Desktop Software ..................................56
        Update the Camera Manually ..................................................................58
Chapter 3: Getting Started with Your HERO5 Session or HERO Session 61
    Pros and Cons of the HERO Session and HERO5 Session........62
        Pros ..................................................................................................................................62
        Cons .................................................................................................................................63
    What Comes with the HERO Session and HERO5 Session .....64
    Turning On or Off Your Camera ......................................................................66
    Overview of the Camera’s Body .....................................................................67
        The Front of the Camera ...............................................................................67
        The Back of the Camera ................................................................................69
        The Top of the Camera ...................................................................................70
        The Bottom of the Camera .........................................................................71
        The Right and Left Sides of the Camera .........................................74
    Setting Up the Camera for the First Time ..............................................77
        Set Up the Camera .............................................................................................78
    Using Voice Commands .......................................................................................78
        Turn on Voice Control .....................................................................................79
    Viewing or Playing Back Your Content .....................................................79
    Updating the Camera’s Operating System ...........................................80
Chapter 4: Overview of GoPro HERO Mounts 83
    Using the Proper Housing ..................................................................................84
        Use the GoPro Quick Release Buckle and
    Choosing the Best Mount for the Situation ........................................87
    Planning Your Shots and Choosing the Best Equipment ........88
        Attaching Mounts to Yourself or Your Equipment ................90
        Accessories that Enhance Shot Stability ........................................91
    Overview of GoPro Mounts ................................................................................92
        Mounts Available from GoPro .................................................................93
        Popular Third-Party Mount Options ............................................... 102
    Finding and Purchasing Mounts and Accessories ..................... 106
Chapter 5: Must-Have GoPro Camera Accessories 109
    Using The GoPro Smart Remote ............................................................... 110
        The Anatomy of the Smart Remote ............................................... 110
        Charge the Smart Remote ...................................................................... 111
        Pair Your HERO5 Black Camera with the Smart Remote ............ 112
        Pair Your HERO5 Session Camera with the Smart Remote .............. 114
        Working with the Smart Remote ...................................................... 116
    Using the REMO for Voice Control ........................................................... 118
    Using a Quik Key to Transfer Your Content ...................................... 119
    Hitting the Road with the Seeker ............................................................. 121
    More Useful GoPro Accessories .................................................................. 122
    The Floaty Won’t Let Your GoPro Sink .......................................... 122
Chapter 6: Choosing the Best Memory Cards 125
    The Importance of Speed ............................................................................... 126
    Storage Capacity ...................................................................................................... 128
    Where to Shop for microSD Memory Cards .................................... 130
    Inserting a Memory Card into Your GoPro Camera .................. 131
        Insert a microSD Memory Card in the HERO5 Black ....... 131
        Insert a microSD Memory Card in the HERO5 Session .....133
        Format a microSD Memory Card That’s Inserted in the HERO5 Black.......... 134
Chapter 7: Keeping Your Batteries Charged 139
    Estimating Battery Life ...................................................................................... 141
    Using Compatible HERO5 Black Batteries ......................................... 142
    Inserting a Battery in Your HERO5 Black ............................................ 143
    Connecting Any GoPro Camera to an External Power Source ............... 145
    Increasing Battery Life While Shooting ............................................... 146
Chapter 8: Controlling Your Camera 149
    Analyzing Your Shooting Situation ......................................................... 149
    Choosing How to Control Your Camera .............................................. 151
        Voice Commands ............................................................................................ 152
        The Smart Remote ......................................................................................... 152
        The Capture Mobile App ......................................................................... 153
    Preparing to Shoot ................................................................................................. 154
    Adjusting Your Camera Mode, Shooting Mode, and
        Related Settings ............................................................................................... 155
        Work with the HERO5 Black’s Touchscreen ............................. 156
        Select Advanced Options on the HERO5 Black ................... 158
        Adjust Settings on the HERO5 Session........................................ 159
    Getting Acquainted with Your Camera’s ShootingModes and Settings ........ 162
        Camera Modes ................................................................................................... 163
    Understanding Advanced Shooting Features ............................... 169
        Aspect Ratio ......................................................................................................... 170
        Auto Low Light .................................................................................................. 170
        Color ............................................................................................................................ 171
        Exposure Control with Auto Exposure ......................................... 171
        Exposure Control with Locked Exposure ................................... 172
        Exposure Value Compensation (EV Comp) .............................. 172
        GPS ............................................................................................................................... 172
        ISO/ISO Minimum/ISO Maximum .................................................... 172
        Manual Audio Control ................................................................................ 173
        Protune ..................................................................................................................... 173
        RAW Audio ............................................................................................................ 174
        RAW Format ......................................................................................................... 175
        Sharpness ............................................................................................................... 175
        Video Stabilization ......................................................................................... 175
        White Balance ..................................................................................................... 176
        Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) ................................................................ 176
Chapter 9: Shooting High-Resolution Photos 179
    Comparing GoPro Camera Models for Taking Pictures ......... 181
    Working with Protune ....................................................................................... 183
        Access the Protune Menu Using the HERO5 Black ........... 183
        Adjusting White Balance .......................................................................... 187
        Adjusting Color ................................................................................................. 188
        Adjusting ISO Minimum and ISO Maximum .......................... 188
        Adjusting Sharpness .................................................................................... 190
        Adjusting EV Comp ....................................................................................... 191
    Using the QuikCapture Feature .................................................................. 192
    Setting Your HERO5 Black’s Default Mode ....................................... 192
    Options for Viewing Your Photos .............................................................. 194
        View Your Photos on the HERO5 Black’s Touchscreen .....195
Chapter 10: Strategies for Taking Professional-Quality Digital Pictures 199
    Don’t Forget to Prepare ..................................................................................... 200
    Choose an Interesting Subject .................................................................... 201
        Shoot Action from a First- or Third-Person Perspective .......................... 203
        Take Interesting Pictures of People ................................................ 205
        Capture the Perfect Selfie........................................................................ 206
        Photograph Animals and Pets ............................................................. 208
        Capture a Fast-Moving Subject .......................................................... 209
        Shoot Visually Interesting Objects................................................... 209
        Take Vivid Underwater Photos .......................................................... 210
    Set Your Camera to the Best Mode ........................................................ 211
        Using Your Camera’s Time Lapse Photo Option .................. 212
        Taking Advantage of WDR ...................................................................... 212
    Use a Viewfinder with Your Camera When Taking Photos ...214
    Select the Most Appropriate Mount ...................................................... 215
        Purchase Mounts That Offer the Most Flexibility ............... 215
    Pay Attention to Your Primary Light Source ................................... 216
    Use the Rule of Thirds ........................................................................................ 217
    Consider Your Shooting Angle .................................................................... 219
    Properly Handle Low-Light Situations ................................................. 220
    Pay Attention to the Surroundings ......................................................... 220
    Edit Your Photos After They’ve Been Shot ........................................ 221
Chapter 11: Shooting HD Video 223
    The Skill and Art of Videography .............................................................. 224
    Comparison of GoPro Camera Models for Shooting Video ........................................................................................................................... 225
    The GoPro HERO5 Black’s Shooting Modes ..................................... 228
        Video Shooting Mode ................................................................................. 229
        Video+Photo Shooting Mode .............................................................. 232
        Looping Video Mode ................................................................................... 233
        Time Lapse Video ............................................................................................ 233
    Advanced Video Features ............................................................................... 234
        The HiLight Tagging Function ..................................................................... 234
        Add HiLights When Previewing Video on the HERO5 Black’s Screen........... 235
        Create HiLight Tags Using the Capture App or Smart Remote ................. 236
    Working with Protune ....................................................................................... 237
        Adjusting White Balance .......................................................................... 238
        Adjusting Color ................................................................................................. 239
        Adjusting ISO Limit ........................................................................................ 239
        Adjusting Shutter Speed .......................................................................... 240
        Adjusting Sharpness .................................................................................... 240
        Adjusting EV Comp ....................................................................................... 240
        Adjusting Audio ............................................................................................... 240
        Additional Options with the Capture Mobile App ........... 241
    Switching Between Shooting Modes .................................................... 242
        Control the Camera Using the Smart Remote ...................... 243
    Stabilizing the Camera ...................................................................................... 245
Chapter 12: Capturing Sound and Using Artificial Light 247
    Recording High-Quality Sound .................................................................. 248
        Using the Camera’s Built-In Microphone ................................... 249
        Connecting an External Microphone ............................................ 251
        Adding Sound Effects and Music...................................................... 254
    Achieving Good Lighting ................................................................................. 255
        Setting Your Camera’s Lighting Options .................................... 256
        Set Exposure Control (HERO5 Black) ............................................. 256
        Using External Lighting Options ....................................................... 258
    Choosing the Best Continuous Lighting Solution for Your Shooting Situation ................. 259
Chapter 13: Strategies for Shooting Awesome HD Video 263
    Shooting Strategies ............................................................................................... 264
        Planning Is Essential ..................................................................................... 265
        Being Prepared ................................................................................................ 266
        Choosing the Shooting Resolution ............................................... 268
        Selecting the Best FPS Rate ................................................................... 271
        Deciding Which FOV Option to Use ............................................... 272
        Planning Your Shots ...................................................................................... 274
        Using Lighting to Your Advantage .................................................. 276
        Using Slow and Steady Movement ................................................. 277
        Marking Your Best Shots ......................................................................... 278
        Shoot Plenty of Raw Footage, Then Edit Later ..................... 278
Chapter 14: Discovering the GoPro QUIK Desktop Software 281
    Understanding the Video Editor’s Role ............................................... 283
    Overview of Video Editing ............................................................................. 284
    Getting Started with the GoPro QUIK Desktop Software ... 286
        Download and Install the Software ................................................ 286
        Import Your Content into the QUIK Desktop Software ............ 289
        Getting to Know the QUIK Desktop Software ...................... 294
        Create a Mini-Video Production in Create Mode ............... 298
        Add GPS Details to Action Scenes ................................................... 300
    Getting to Know GoPro Studio’s Layout ............................................. 302
    Transferring Raw Video Content to Your Computer ................ 304
    Editing in GoPro Studio ..................................................................................... 305
        Using the Editing Tools .............................................................................. 306
        Enhancing Flawed Video Footage .................................................. 307
        Using Sound ....................................................................................................... 308
    Saving, Exporting, and Sharing Your Video Projects .............. 309
    Video-Editing Tips ................................................................................................. 309
        Focus On Your Intended Audience ................................................ 310
        Take an Organized Approach to Editing .................................... 311
        Use Shots That Will Keep Your Audience’s Attention ...... 311
        Use Titles and Captions to Your Advantage .......................... 312
        Don’t Expect Hollywood-Style Results Immediately ...... 313
Chapter 15: Using Mobile Devices with Your GoPro Camera 315
    Getting to Know GoPro’s Mobile App Trio ........................................ 316
    Installing the Apps on Your Mobile Device ..................................... 318
        Install on an iPhone or iPad ................................................................... 318
        Install on an Android Device ................................................................ 319
    Pairing the Capture App with Your Camera .................................... 320
        Pair the HERO5 Black with Capture ................................................ 322
    Taking Control of Your Camera Using the Capture App ...... 326
        The Camera Screen ........................................................................................ 328
        The Media Screen ........................................................................................... 329
        The Viewfinder Screen ................................................................................ 333
    Overview of the QUIK Mobile App .......................................................... 339
        Edit Videos Using the QUIK Mobile App .................................... 340
    Acquainting Yourself with the Splice Mobile App ..................... 346
Chapter 16: Getting to Know the GoPro Plus Online Service 353
    Getting to Know GoPro Plus ......................................................................... 354
    Setting Up Your GoPro Plus Account ..................................................... 355
        Create a GoPro Plus Account ................................................................ 356
    Using the Auto Upload Feature with Your HERO5 Black Camera ....................................................................................................... 357
        Set Up the Auto Upload Feature ....................................................... 358
    Using GoPro Plus with Your HERO Session or HERO5 Session Camera ................................................................................................. 360
    Accessing Stored Content from the QUIK Mobile App or QUIK Desktop Software ...................................................................... 361
        Access Content from GoPro Plus Using the QUIK Mobile App.................................................................................................... 361
        Access Content from GoPro Plus Using the QUIK Desktop Software .................................................................................... 364
    Accessing GoPro Plus Content from Any Web Browser ........ 365
Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Camera-Related Problems and Overcoming Shooting Challenges 371
    Troubleshooting Camera-Related Problems .................................. 372
        The Camera Won’t Turn On .................................................................... 372
        The Camera Is On, But Unresponsive ............................................ 373
        The Touchscreen Does Not Respond ............................................ 375
        The Camera Won’t Connect with the Capture App or Smart Remote ............... 375
        The HERO5 Black’s Lens Fogs Up in a Super Suit ............... 376
        The Status Screen Says No SD, Full, or SD ERR ..................... 376
        The Temperature Icon Is Displayed ............................................... 378
        Water Spots Have Formed on the Camera’s Lens .............. 378
        Video Playback Is Choppy on the Computer ........................ 378
        The Menus Are Different ......................................................................... 379
        The Computer Doesn’t Recognize the Camera.................... 379
        The Camera Is Physically Damaged ................................................ 379
    Overcoming Common Shooting Mistakes ....................................... 381
        Your Photos or Videos Are Overexposed ................................... 381
        Video Is Too Shaky .......................................................................................... 381
        The Camera Mount Doesn’t Maintain Its Position............. 382
        When Shooting In Low Light, Photos or Video are Blurry or Underexposed ........ 382
        Too Much Fish-Eye Effect ........................................................................ 382
        The Colors Aren’t as Vibrant as They Should Be .................. 383
        The Memory Card Fills Up Too Fast When I’m Shooting ...................................... 384
        Recover Photos or Video Accidently Deleted from the MicroSD Memory Card ............................................................. 384
        The Memory Card Is Full, but You Want to Keep Shooting .......................................................................................................... 385
        The Audio Is Poor Quality ........................................................................ 385
        Wind Noise Is Ruining the Audio ...................................................... 386
    Finding Creative Inspiration .......................................................................... 388
Appendix A: Additional GoPro Resources 389
Chapter 18: Taking Flight with the GoPro Karma Drone (ONLINE)
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