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Using Lume Cubes With GoPro Karma Grip



I had been looking for a way to easily mount some lights on my GoPro Karma Grip so I can film in dark and low light situations. There are many compact and portable lights on the market but I opted to go with Lume Cube GoPro kit. These tiny little lights are capable of 1500 lumens each and only weighs 3.5 oz. A 1.5 inch square cube makes the easy to pack when you want to travel light. I am not going to go over all of the features but some basic information you may want to know. These lights take about 90 minutes to charge from empty and can last for up to 2 hours on a mid brightness setting. At the full 1500 lumens you can get about 20 minutes. There are 10 brightness settings you can choose from. They have built in Bluetooth and can be controlled by your smart phone. They are perfect for constant video light and can also be used as a flash when doing photography.

When you purchase the GoPro Kit it comes with 2 Lume Cubes, 2 USB charging cables and a GoPro mounting plate. This allows you to mount a Lume Cube on either side and your GoPro in the middle. There is also a bracket on the bottom so it can be easily attached to your favorite GoPro grip or handle.

In this scenario I used a buckle mount while using the Karma Grips mounting ring to attach the Karma Grip to the Lube Cube mounting bar. This works flawlessly and allows you to capture beautifully stabilized footage without adding a lot of weight in low light situations. Not only does this setup work well for capturing video footage, it works really well for capturing photos at night or in dark areas.

U.S. – GoPro Lume Cube Kit:

Canada – GoPro Lume Cube Kit:


Watch our video as we assemble and do some night tests with the Lume Cube GoPro kit mounted on the Karma Grip.

Here are a couple of photo samples taken with the Karma Grip with Lume Cubes attached. These photos were taken on a Hero 5 Black at night in pitch black, the only light source is coming from the two Lume Cubes at a power of 50%.

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The Complete Beginners Guide for the GoPro Hero (2018) | How To Get Started



If you are a brand new owner of the new GoPro Hero 2018 or plan on getting one soon. Perhaps this is your very first GoPro and you are finding yourself a little overwhelmed on how to get started as GoPro includes very little documentation in the box. I have put together this very detail beginners guide for the GoPro Hero 2018 to help those who are new to get up and running quickly. This easy to follow beginners guide will help you understand the menu system and the different shooting modes. The new Hero 2018 is a great camera for beginners as it has a simplified menu with basic shooting modes. Watch our beginners guide for the new GoPro Hero (2018) on our YouTube Channel or below in our embedded video.

Our GoPro Hero Beginners Guide covers the following topics:

  • Unpacking the camera.
  • Installing the battery and memory card.
  • How to charge your GoPro Hero 2018.
  • Understanding the mounting system for GoPro’s.
  • Powering on for the first time and initial setup.
  • A look at the menu system and various shooting modes.
  • Basic settings for shooting video.
  • How to record video.
  • How to take pictures.
  • How to shoot bursts.
  • How to record a time-Lapse.
  • How to use the GoPro voice commands.
  • How to use quick capture.
  • GoPro gear for beginners.

Best Memory Card for the new GoPro Hero 2018

There are many types and sizes of memory cards on the market that will work with the new GoPro Hero 2018 but to keep things simple I recommend the Lexar 633x it is a great memory card at a decent price and I have always had good luck with them.  You can choose how much storage you would like the most common is 32 GB or 64 GB. This determines how many photos and videos can be stored on the camera.

Lexar 32 GB Memory Card (USA)
Lexar 32 GB Memory Card (CAN)

Lexar 64 GB Memory Card (USA)
Lexar 64 GB Memory Card (CAN)

If you are a first time GoPro owner I have put together a list of GoPro gear that I think every first time GoPro owner should have in their camera kit.

GoPro Hero 2018 (USA)
GoPro Hero 2018 (CAN)

GoPro Camera Case (USA)
GoPro Camera Case (CAN)

GoPro Shorty (USA)
GoPro Shorty (CAN)

GoPro Floating Handle (USA)
GoPro Floating Handle (CAN)

GoPro Dual Charger (USA)
GoPro Dual Charger (CAN)

Manfrotto Extension Pole (USA)
Manfrotto Extension Pole (CAN)

RAVPower Power Bank (USA)
RAVPower Power Bank (CAN)

GoPro Handlebar Mount (USA)
GoPro Handlebar Mount (CAN)

Don’t hesitate to ask question via any of my social media channels or right here on my blog!

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Must Have $10 Upgrade For Your GoPro



If you own a GoPro this is a very inexpensive must have upgrade that everyone needs. One annoyance that I have had with my GoPro is having to remove it from the frame every time I want to charge it or plug in a microphone. With this 3rd party GoPro frame you can open and remove the charging door on your GoPro without having to remove it from the frame, saving a lot of time and aggravation. This frame also seems to be a better build quality than the stock frames, it has a nice rubberized coating. This is such a simple little fix, I wonder why GoPro has not implemented it yet on their official frames. Because they all have the same form factor this 3rd party frame is compatible with the Hero 5 Black, Hero 6 Black and the new GoPro Hero (2018).

GoPro Upgraded Frame:


This 3rd Party frame allows easy access to the GoPro charging door.


You can see the difference in the cutout. Stock GoPro frame on the right and 3rd party frame on the left.


Charging door can easily be opened and removed without having to remove the camera from the frame.


Allows you to easily charge your GoPro or plug in a microphone.

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