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Charging Your GoPro Hero 5 Black While Recording



There has been some confusion to whether the GoPro Hero 5 black can be charged while recording. On my YouTube Channel I had made a video when the Hero 5 was first released showing the steps that needed to be taken in order to charge the internal battery of the GoPro Hero 5 Black while in its frame. As this camera was newly released many were unclear how to do long time lapses or extended night lapses due to the lack of accessory port on the back of the new Hero to attach a battery backpack. The Hero 5 black also had a new door over the charging port that when in the frame and mounted, could not be opened.

In my first video that I created about a week after the GoPro Hero 5 was released I demonstrated how the door was designed to be removed, it could then be mounted in its frame and you had full access to the charging port to allow for external power or power bank to be plugged in. This offered the only solution for doing long time lapses and keeping the camera charged while mounted and filming.

I noticed that I was getting many comments stating that their Hero 5 would not charge while recording. This really perplexed me as I have been using this solution for many months and had not had any issues. Upon further investigating I figured out the problem. Really it was not a problem but just a confusing icon strategy by GoPro.

How To Do Long Night-Lapses With Your GoPro Hero 5 Black.

If you have your GoPro Hero 5 Black powered on and you plug in an external USB power bank to charge the Hero 5, a little lightning bold icon appears over the battery. However once you press the record button, the charging icon disappears. This led many users to think that their GoPro was no longer being charged while they were recording. I can confirm that even though the charging icon has disappeared the GoPro is still drawing power from the powerbank in addition slowly charging the internal battery. This method allows you to do long 8 hour night-lapses or more on your Hero 5 Black.

Here is a video I created demonstrating the battery icon issue.

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GoPro Hero 6 Black Drive-Lapse Interval Comparison



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:


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Editing Apps: Tips & Tutorials

Beginners Guide To LumaFusion | Mobile Video Editing On Your iPad



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:
Apple Pencil:
Apple Card Reader:
Wireless Hard Drive:
Rode VideoMic Me:

The Equipment I film with.

GoPro Hero 6 Black:
FeiyuTech G6:
Mavic Air (DJI Website)
Mavic Air (Amazon)

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