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Charging The GoPro Karma Grip On The Go

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The GoPro Karma Grip truly is an amazing stabilization tool for your GoPro Hero 5 Black but one feature it lacks is the ability to replace the internal battery when it gets low. This can be an issue if you’re out for the day hiking or using the grip when a traditional power source is not available.

Luckily there are a few simple solutions for this problem and they tend to work extremely well.

Solution 1: The first option we have is to use a power bank. If you’re not sure what a power bank is, basically it is a large capacity rechargeable portable battery that can be used to charge our USB powered device such as GoPro’s, cell phones and cameras. These power banks also work to charge the Karma Grip and it can even charge the grip while it is in use. Simply plug in the USB-C cable you received with your grip into the bottom charging port as usual and then the other end into the power bank. A good power bank will charge the Karma Grip at the same rate as if it is plugged into a traditional wall USB adapter. If you plan on using the Karma Grip while you have it charging via a power bank. I would recommend picking of a longer 6′  USB C cable to allow for ample slack. The power bank can then slip into your pocket or backpack for a simple and streamlined charging solution.

Anker 10000 mAh Power Bank: http://amzn.to/2spsIhc
6′ USB C Cable: http://amzn.to/2pRpkec

Solution 2: Power banks are great but at some point they will run out of juice. Most of the time this is not an issue due to the large amounts of power they can hold. However if you are going to be away on a long trip and off the grid you may want to look at investing in a solar charge for your GoPro gear. Anker makes a really nice portable solar charger. Its powerful enough to charge up your Karma Grip and all your GoPro Cameras…it will even charge your cell phone. The unit can be attached to your backpack while hiking to continue to charge and power your Karma Grip while you are using it.

Anker Solar charger: http://amzn.to/2spvumr

Here is a video from our YouTube channel demonstrating both techniques in action.

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GoPro Hero 6 Black Drive-Lapse Interval Comparison

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Last year I made a video comparing different intervals when creating a drive-lapse (Driving Timelapse) with the Hero 5 Black. I decided to make an updated video using the Hero 6 Black as it is summer time and there are going to be many hitting the roads and adventuring this summer. This is a good resource to see how different intervals effect the look of your finished drive-lapse. In the test video I used intervals of .5 second, 1 second, 2 second and 5 second. You will notice in the video that the .5 second and 1 second intervals are most appealing and pleasing to the eye. The 2 second and 5 second intervals can look a bit jumpy.

With that said, there is definitely some uses for the higher intervals. For example if you are going on a long road trip and want to time-lapse it, using a low interval will leave you with a very long video when your done. A 5 second interval will leave you with a much more dramatic video that is shorter and won’t bore you viewers.

Filmed on a GoPro Hero 6 Black: https://amzn.to/2KrQPZu

 

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Beginners Guide To LumaFusion | Mobile Video Editing On Your iPad

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Welcome to our beginners guide to LumaFusion. LumaFusion is a great mobile video editing app for those who want to edit GoPro, Drone and Smart Phone footage on their mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads. Not only is LumaFusion a powerful feature rich video editor that can handle 3 tracks of 4K video, it is also great for new users as it has a simple clean interface that is easy to learn.

In this video we cover all the basics to get you up and running and publishing your very first video. Some of the subjects we cover include.

  • The user interface of LumaFusion
  • Opening existing projects and starting a brand new project.
  • Browsing and previewing media on your device.
  • Trimming and adding video to you timeline.
  • cutting, splitting and deleting media from your timeline.
  • Adding and adjusting transitions to your videos
  • editing the audio properties of your videos.
  • adding music to you project.
  • Creating and editing titles.
  • Color correcting videos in your timeline.
  • Exporting your video to your camera roll.

Stay tuned as we will be creating more LumaFusion tutorials soon covering advance editing techniques.

The equipment I use for mobile editing.

10.5 iPad Pro: https://amzn.to/2JyLSJt
Apple Pencil: https://amzn.to/2JvJUt3
Apple Card Reader: https://amzn.to/2I4McQD
Wireless Hard Drive: https://amzn.to/2KeDWy5
Rode VideoMic Me: https://amzn.to/2r3c9Zm

The Equipment I film with.

GoPro Hero 6 Black: https://amzn.to/2LchoOX
FeiyuTech G6: https://amzn.to/2IlCiJo
Mavic Air (DJI Website) https://goo.gl/t74LaQ
Mavic Air (Amazon) http://amzn.to/2EccQaM

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