Not all SD cards will work well in the HERO8 Black. Here are some recommendations for which microSD cards are fast enough to keep up with the high-bitrate video recording and burst photo modes.
The camera tips that show you what the screen icons do on a GoPro HERO8 go away automatically after you click on them once. Here’s how to bring them back.
There are a few different types of reset on the HERO8 Black. There’s a factory reset that wipes everything, but there are also some other more selective reset options that might be useful for solving specific problems.
All of the recent GoPro models use a design where the camera body is waterproof without the need for a separate housing. Older models used a different design that required an external housing to be waterproof.
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.
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.
If your GoPro photos and videos aren’t showing up on your SD card, here are some things to try that might be able to recover them.
This is a rolling list of questions and answers related to shooting with the GoPro HERO7 Black.
This is an ongoing and growing list of common questions on shooting with the GoPro HERO8 Black.
After extensive use and testing, here are my practical recommendations on the best SD cards for GoPro cameras.
GoPro cameras have used three different USB charging cables. Which type of charging cable you need depends on which camera you’re using. Here’s a master list.
I’ve been trying several options in an effort to find viable replacement batteries for the HERO8 Black. Here’s what I’ve found.
The new design for the side door of the GoPro HERO8 Black has its flaws, especially if you’re trying to use the USB-C port for external power an an external microphone. Here’s a replacement side door that allows unfettered access to the USB-C port.
Wondering which accessories will work on the new GoPro HERO8 Black? Here’s a running list of what to look for.
Using a pistol trigger with a GoPro provides a comfortable grip and a more precise way to operate the shutter. Here’s a roundup of the best trigger grips I’ve come across.
If you’re taking your GoPro out on the water, sometimes you need something that combines flotation with extended reach. Here are some of the best GoPro float pole options.
If you’re looking to mount a GoPro on a tripod, here’s a rundown of the various types of tripod conversion adapters that you can get to be able to use any GoPro on any tripod.
If your underwater photos are coming out blue and with washed-out colors, a good option is to add an underwater filter. There are several approaches; Backscatter’s Flip7 is unique and convenient.
The GoPro Super Suit adds extra protection and lets you take your GoPro much deeper than the built-in waterproof protection. Here’s when and how to use it.
While the Akaso EK7000 and EK7000 Pro aren’t the most demanding action cameras on SD card speed requirements, they still need a card that’s fast enough. Here are some recommendations.
Here’s my detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO 7 Black compares with the newer GoPro HERO8 Black.
Trying to choose between the Akaso EK7000 and EK7000 Pro? Here’s a rundown of how they compare.
The new DJI Osmo Action aims squarely at the GoPro HERO7 Black. They’re remarkably similar, but there are also many differences when you drill down into the details. Here’s how they compare.
There aren’t many differences between the GoPro HERO7 Silver and White, and only one of them is likely to be decisive for most users trying to choose between them. Here’s a rundown of the differences.
Here’s my in-depth, hands-on comparison for the similarities and differences between the HERO7 White and the HERO (2018).
Here’s an in-depth, hands-on comparison of how the GoPro HERO 5 Black compares with the newer HERO 7 Black in terms of specs, features, and performance.
Here’s my detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO6 Black compares with the newer HERO7 Black.
Here’s a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO7 Black compares with the HERO7 Silver.
Here’s a detailed breakdown of how the GoPro HERO5 Session compares with the new HERO (2018), including video and photo capabilities.
Here’s a detailed side-by-side comparison of the GoPro HERO (2018) and the HERO5 Black in features, capabilities, and performance.
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.
When using the media viewer on the back screen of the HERO8 Black, here’s how to select and delete multiple files at once.
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.
The GoPro HERO7 Black can be a fun camera to shoot photos with. Here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken with the GoPro HERO7 to give a sense of what it’s like for everyday shooting.
The camera tips that show you what the screen icons do on a GoPro HERO7 go away automatically after you click on them once. Here’s how to bring them back.
Do GoPros have zoom? Yes, some of the newer models do, but there are some limitations that are worth knowing. Here are some examples.
There’s a good chance you’ll be wanting to take your GoPro in the water. But you’ll find out pretty quickly that GoPros don’t float. So here’s a rundown of options for keeping your GoPro afloat.
The lens port cover of your DJI Osmo Action might feel like it’s not going to come off, but it does. Here’s how.
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.