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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 to 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 devices 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 charger 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 Protune Explained

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Here is another video in our series of GoPro tutorials for beginners. Did you just pick up your very first GoPro, perhaps the new Hero 7 Black and are a little confused on what Protune is, what it’s for, and how to use it. In this video, I go over in detail what Protune is and when you would want to use it. For the demonstration, I am using a GoPro Hero 7 Black, if you own a Hero 6 Black or even a Hero 5 Black you can still follow along as the setting are still the same, however how you access protune is different. Protune is similar to shooting in manual mode on a DSLR camera, but if you are new to photography or videography don’t let that scare you. Portune is easy to use and there are some really useful tools included that everyone should use. Follow along with our YouTube tutorial.

 


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Tips & Tricks For The GoPro Hero 7 Black

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Every year I put together a tips and tricks video for the current generation of GoPro Cameras as a way to help new users get the most out of their GoPro. Some of these tips are similar to the older GoPro”s but there are some new tips that are unique for the Hero 7 Black. Some of the tips include:

  • Removing Protective Lens Cover
  • Removing Battery Door
  • Front LCD Navigation
  • Charing/Using With Power Banks
  • ISO Settings for Time-Lapses
  • Flat Colour Profile
  • Disabling LED’s & Beeps
  • Playback Footage In SlowMotion
  • Battery Saving Tips

Watch our YouTube tips and tricks video for the GoPro Hero 7 Black.

Buy GoPro Hero 7 Black: https://amzn.to/2D5Ykjg

 


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