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GoPro Hero 5 Black Beginners Guide | Getting Started

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After numerous comments on our YouTube channel and our blog we decided to create this Hero 5 Black getting started guide to help those who have just purchased their first GoPro get up and run quickly and easily. Today GoPro’s are no longer used just for extreme sports and by athletes. We are now seeing more and more GoPro’s being used by a wide variety of people in many age groups for capturing family vacations, YouTube vlogs, nature enthusiasts and even just some back yard fun. The GoPro Hero 5 Black is a powerful little camera that can doe some amazing things but getting started with your first GoPro can be a little overwhelming and sometimes frustrating. We get many questions such as “what memory do I need” and “what is 4K” or “how do I make a time-lapse” among many others. So We decided to create a series of videos specifically for those who are brand new to the GoPro world. We are going to break up the videos into different segments each with its own theme.

Our first video in this new series is titled “Getting Started” and covers every aspect to get a brand new GoPro owner up and running and recording their very first video.

Subjects Covered In This Video

  • What Memory To Buy for Your GoPro
  • Installing The Memory Card and Battery
  • Charging Your GoPro
  • Powering On For The First Time and Setup.
  • Modes Overview
  • Video Settings and Menu’s
  • Video Resolution and Frame Rate
  • Recording Your First Video
  • Capturing Your First Photo
  • Quick Capture Feature
  • Basic Voice Control
  • Browsing and Playback of Recorded Media
  • Essential Starter GoPro Gear

Over the coming weeks we will be uploading new videos covering other topics such as transferring media, editing videos, advanced settings, slow motion, time-lapses and much more. Below I have compiled a list of what I feel is essential gear and accessories for new GoPro users.

Here is a full list of Voice Commands for The GoPro Hero 5.

Essential GoPro Gear and Accessories

Hero 5 Dual Charger
U.S. – http://amzn.to/2nhJJaO
Canada – http://amzn.to/2ogVP3r

Anker Power Bank
U.S. – http://amzn.to/2nzbpdL
Canada – http://amzn.to/2nhDvYs

Hero 5 Battery
U.S. – http://amzn.to/2mC5o0y
Canada – http://amzn.to/2nz6klC

SanDisk 32GB Memory Card
U.S. – http://amzn.to/2nhGkc6
Canada – http://amzn.to/2ogPrt8

SanDisk 64GB Memory Card
U.S. – http://amzn.to/2nzkovr
Canada – http://amzn.to/2nhAA2b

GoPro 3-Way
U.S. – http://amzn.to/2nhHFzQ

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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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