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a manufacturer of compact digital cameras, designed for use in action sports. They have a rugged waterproof housing, and mounts for attaching in a variety of ways, eg helmet, chest harness, bike handlebars or surfboard.

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GoPro footage from App to Computer?

I have a GoPro Hero 11, and have saved lots of photos and videos to the Cloud, and the Quik App on my phone. How can I get the photos/videos from the Quik App to my computer? The videos are stored in ...
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How do I choose between a GoPro or an Osmo Pocket as my travel action camera?

I'm thinking of getting a chest-mounted action camera to free up my mind, eyes, and hands while I'm traveling so I can just experience the joy of being somewhere more deeply without diverting my ...
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How do I rotate a lot of digital photos by 180 degrees in one operation?

I have several thousand images taken with a GoPro that are upside-down. I'm looking for a way, an app really, that can flip them all, 180 degrees, in one operation. I have looked at every option in ...
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Possible to attach a wrist strap to a "naked" GoPro Hero8?

My son has a GoPro Hero 8. He's enjoying taking videos whilst walking outside. I'm worried about him dropping it. He doesn't yet have a case - we're hoping the "Rollcage" case will suit his needs ...
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How can I check the temperature of a GoPro?

I've noticed that my GoPro 10 tends to overheat. How can I check the temperature of the GoPro? I don't want to wait until it shut down with an overheat message.
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how many seconds should you set your gopro time lapse if you want to do 7 days day and night that when played back takes only 12 seconds?

I am a photography novice. I spent the last 6 years with nothing but a Canon Vixia HR700 I believe, but now I bought a used GoPro Hero 7 black and I want to learn how to do cool time lapses of my ...
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Which files on SD card are created by GoPro?

I have a GoPro Hero 5. I used one of my micro SD cards in it for a while and now I am using the card in another device. Every time I plug it in my computer, it recognizes it as a GoPro device and ...
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Protect action camera lens from water drops

I use a waterproof action camera (GoPro Hero 8 Black, no housing required) for both over and under water shots. Most shots are taken using a remote so I can't really manage the camera when the shot is ...
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How to take video of the inside of a cave, from above, with an action camera?

I am interested in lowering a Go Pro Hero 7 into a cave: to record video and to take measurements with two scientific instruments, and want to ask your advice on what would hold the camera. ...
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Is there a GoPro developer API for wireless streaming of telemetry data to the camera?

I have a microprocessor (arduino-like ESP32) project that is collecting a bunch of real-time telemetry in flight, and I need to be able to sync that data with GoPro video after the fact. My half-assed ...
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How do I prevent condensation in my waterproof GoPro casing?

I've recently been getting into whitewater rafting and have been using my GoPro on my trips. However, over time condensation will slowly build up inside the waterproof casing and obscure the lens (...
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Do GoPro mounts use standard tripod points?

I've been looking at some wearable camera mounts, and I get the impression that GoPro mounts are different from the standard tripod mount point. Can I use my video camera with its standard screw-in ...
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How can I get a fixed short exposure ( < 2s) with a GoPro Hero 4 Black?

Does anybody knows about way to fix or manually set the exposure of a GoPro Hero 4 Black (FW HD4.02.02.00.00). I want to set short exposure (< 2 sec), so that each shot has the same parameter. ...
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Is it possible to use the GoPro camera when it is connected to a pc/notebook with a USB Cable?

I have Hero3+ Black Edition. For now I cannot shoot or even configure the camera when it is connected to a notebook with a USB Cable. When I connect my camera to a notebook with a USB Cable, a ...
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How to do an oven timelapse with GoPro?

I am trying to do a timelapse of the pastry baking in the oven with a GoPro Hero3+. My first attempt is to shoot it from the outside. The problem is, the oven lid glass has the usual black lines on ...
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How to take shots like this [closed]

I want to know how to take shots like this on a motorcycle on a gopro hero 8. Is this effect done in post?
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What is the strange wide, bright line across this photograph?

I shot this image on a GoPro camera in time lapse mode. It was at ISO 100, f/3.6, 1/950sec. I also happened to be moving the camera at very high speed during the shot. What is the ligher horizonal bar ...
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GoPro Hero 3 constant or variable frame rate? [closed]

Are the recordings of a GoPro Hero 3 camera at 60 fps with constant or variable frame rate? How can I check the corresponding mp4 file for constant or variable frame rate? Here is the output of the <...
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How is a GoPro Hero 7 different from my iPhone camera?

I am a completely newbie to photography. Can someone explain what is special about the GoPro Hero 7? When will it be better than my iPhone 7 Plus camera?
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Why doesn't the GoPro automatically correct for the fisheye distortion?

Automatic correction of various lens distortions is possible through specialized software that takes a few camera parameters and produces an output image free of distortion. Why don't most cameras do ...
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How fast is the GoPro Supercharger?

How many minutes/hours does it take to charge a 0% GoPro Hero 5 to 100%? Searched Google but got no answer at all. Any tips on this? Thanks,
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GoPro Hero6 Linear mode

I am planning to buy a Gopro Hero6 camera for mainly taking still photos and occasional video. My reason for choosing Gopro is ease of carrying and using it while travelling. Although i have heard a ...
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Will my GoPro 5 Hero Black work with Verbatim Premium SDHC Class 10

I've just bought a new Go Pro Hero 5 Black and a couple of accessories , since I've already spent a lot , was thinking of getting a cheaper memory card. The Verbatim Premium SDHC Class 10 is ...
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How does the GoPro achieve such high dynamic range?

Everyone who's used a GoPro knows that you can easily shoot a photo or movie with the sun right in the field of view and still get a very well exposed picture, including a blue sky. Such a thing is ...
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Fix gopro hero 5 no internet after pairing

The gopro hero 5 pairing with the capture app uses the phone Wifi adapter and the phone has "no internet available" after pairing. Am I missing something? How can I use internet on the phone after ...
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How to mount a Gopro to DSLR?

I am looking for a way to mount a Gopro to a DSLR but without using the hotshoe (already taken). That probably leaves the bottom of the camera available. The idea is to record video during photo ...
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How much time to get a 30 second time-lapse video on 30fps on 2 second intervals

So I'm outside taking video of some storm clouds in Arizona. Anyways I am using GoPro time-lapse video mode. It's set at 2-second intervals and I believe GoPro time-lapse mode shoots at 30 FPS (Frames ...
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Gropro Hero 5 Black vs Conventional DSLRs (Image Quality and Post Processing)

I own a few different DSLR and mirrorless cameras which I use for different purpose (Nikon D7000, D750, EOS M3). Recently I have decided to purchase a Gopro to make some videos as I've watched a few ...
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What is the difference between gopro hero 3 and hero 5 battery life?

I was hoping to upgrade from my hero 3 black to a hero 5. Which one has a better battery life while using the self-timer?
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Can I take a timelapse on a Gopro Hero 5? [closed]

Does the Gopro Hero 5 have a self timer?
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What are the .LRV files on the gopro sdcard?

I delete the .THM and .LRV files along with the MISC folder but what are they actually good for? THM is for thumbnails on the LCD so that is clear, and the rest?
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Is taking photos from a video still photography? [closed]

I want to take photos out from a video that I took, but would that still be photography?
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It is a way to remove fish eye from a gopro or yi 4k action camera without loosing quality or without replace the lenses?

It is a way to remove fisheye from a gopro or yi 4k action camera without loosing quality or without replace the lenses ? (regarding the video)
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Difference between 2 GoPro Hero Cameras

I know nothing of GoPro and know I can afford a second hand "GoPro Hero". I know I can't afford a numbered one (e.g. GoPro Hero 3 / 4 / 5). Thus I am looking at those without a number and only shows ...
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Internal clock reset after some time with no battery on GoPro Hero 3+ Black

I am using GoPro Hero 3+ Black and wondering if anyone experiences the same issue: After some time with no battery left (more than 1 hour but approx. less than 24 hours) the GoPro resets its internal ...
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Can I get my GoPro 4 to appear as a drive device in Windows 10?

My older GoPro 2 would appear as if it were just a "regular" external drive when plugged in via USB. However, my new GoPro 4 Silver appears as a "GoPro MTP Client Disk Volume" instead. This causes me ...
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Time-lapse photography with 360° in 30 minutes

I like traveling and I'm interested in making time-lapse video with GoPro camera. Most of the panning mounts make 360° in 60 minutes. Often I don't have that much time, specially when hiking and ...
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What settings should I use to get a good GoPro 4 night timelapse of the sky?

I just got my GoPro Hero 4 and wanted to try the Night Timelapse mode. I have the exposure time set to 30 seconds and the interval between images set to 2 minutes. My pictures have a few stars on ...
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Is a GoPro recommended for still images while doing tourism?

I have an iPhone SE and a GoPro Hero 4 Black. Which of them do you recommend using when you are doing tourism? And why? Kind of tourism: I'll be visiting London, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Germany, ...
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GoPro 4 or Canon for photos of northern lights?

I've heard it's not possible to take a picture of the northern lights with a GoPro. Is it possible to do it with a GoPro 4, since you can take pictures in the dark? I'll visit Iceland soon, so I'd ...
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How can I take an extended timelapse with my GoPro given the short battery life?

I have a GoPro Hero 3 Silver edition. Was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to take a continuous timelapse for extended period of time (more than 4 hours) since the battery seems to deplete ...
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How to remove fisheye in PhotoScan Pro?

I am trying to build a 3D model of a site in CA using Photoscan Pro. The images were taken by 3DR solo drone GoPro camera. I need to process the image in Photoscan, however, I am having trouble with ...
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What kind of lens defect is this spot on my lens?

I just bought a Xiaoyi (a cheap GoPro style POV camera made by Xiaomi), and after removing the protective lens sticker I found the lens to have a spot on/in it. It's either an air bubble or fungus, ...
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Is there a command line tool in Linux to remove fisheye effect?

I have a gopro hero 3 and I use it to make timelapses on linux. The problem is that I don't like the fisheye effect that its lens produces. Is there any Linux tool that removes that? I am especially ...
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Is there a self-timer mode on the GoPro Hero 3+?

I might have missed the option in the plethora of settings, but it seems that there's no self-timer mode on the GoPro 3+. If there isn't, how do you take a "selfie" group shot with monopod?
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What to look for in a scuba diving camera for a non-photographer?

My brother just got his scuba diving certification and I want to buy him a camera to use while diving (mostly for stills but also some video). He is not into photography at all so he's definitely not ...
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Will longer interval during NightLapse mode on GoPro hero4 increase battery life?

I'm using 10 sec exposure on hero4 silver Usually with no interval The battery runs off after about 2.5 hours If I'll increase the interval time, will it give me longer shooting time?
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How can I add geotagging information to aerial photos?

I have a small high wing airplane. I want to take aerial photographs and use them in DeLorme Xmap 8 software program. I have a GoPro camera 3, which I can mount to a wing strut and take pictures ...
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Is Protune for video only or may be used for photo too?

I have Hero3+ Black Edition. I can't understand if Protune is for video only or may be applied for photos? The manual says it is both for video and for photo (page 35): High-Quality Image Capture ...
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Scuba underwater photography: GoPro vs DSLR + Housing

I own a Canon 650D and above water it takes great photos for my hobbyist needs. I am looking to get into underwater photography (up to 40m) and for that I see my options as either to buy an underwater ...