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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to the GoPro HERO5 Black, HERO5 Session (TM), or HERO Session (TM) 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 Notes to 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 (TM) 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 (TM) and GoPro Studio (TM) video editing software Learn strategies used by the pros to achieve your own professional results
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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) 9780789758309, TOC, 4/4/2017

About the Author

Jason R. Rich (www.jasonrich.com) is an accomplished author, journalist, and photographer, as well as an avid traveler. Some of his recently published books for Que include: iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, Sixth Edition, My Digital Photography for Seniors, My Digital Travel for Seniors, and My Digital Entertainment for Seniors. As a photographer, Jason's work appears with his articles in major daily newspapers, national magazines and online, as well as within his various books. He also works with professional actors, models, and recording artists to develop their portfolios and take their headshots. Jason also continues to pursue travel and animal photography. Through his work as an enrichment lecturer, he often offers digital photography workshops and classes aboard cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Celebrity Cruise Lines, as well as through Adult Education programs in the New England area. Please follow Jason on Twitter (@JasonRich7) and Instagram (@JasonRich7).

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