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Tips & Tricks for GoPro Hero 5

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Here is a collection of 5 very useful tips, tricks and hacks to help you get the most our of your new GoPro Hero 5 Black.

The Hero 5 is GoPro’s latest camera and there are many tips available to help you get the most out of your shiny new camera. The body and styling of the camera is dramatically different than its predecessors and many of the feature that we have come accustom to are now completely different. Here is a list of some of the tips and tricks covered in this video.

  1. How To Remove The Protective Lens Cap. Now that the GoPro Hero 5 is waterproof with out a case, there have been some major changes to the lens including a new water tight lens cover. In the event that the lens is scratched our damaged, GoPro has designed the protective lens cover to be replaced. It can be frustrating to get off, but there is a bit of a trick that helps a lot. In addition to Damage, the protective lens cap need to be removed if mounted in some accessories such as the new dive housing (Super Suit) from GoPro.
  2. How To Access Settings On The Front LCD Screen. GoPro no longer finds being able to change settings via the front LCD and menu button a priority. This is mainly due to the nice large LCD on the back that is easier to access all the traditional GoPro settings as well as all the new features such as GPS, Image Stabilization and so on. However there are some situations where being able to view and change setting via the front LCD is a must. Luckily GoPro has a way to enable this mode via a few synchronised button clicks. One thing to note is that you must upgrade the firmware to the latest version. The firmware that was included in the Initial launch stock did not support this little trick.
  3. Removing The Side Door for External Power.  In order to have the charging and external mic ports accessible while the GoPro Hero 5 Black is mounted in its frame, it is necessary to remove the little side door from the charging port. Don’t worry GoPro designed and engineered this door to be removed and removed frequently at that. Our video shows you how to easily do this allowing you to plug your GoPro into external power or power bank while recording. This is very beneficial when doing long time lapses, long night lapses or if you would like to connect and external microphone. In addition the door must be removed to mount the GoPro Hero 5 in the Karma Drone and Karma Grip.
  4. Battery Saving Tips. The GoPro’s batteries is not bad but is not great either. We included a few tips on how the get the longest filing times out of your Hero 5.
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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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