GoPro Hero 5 Black Beginners Guide | Getting Started

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 backyard fun. The GoPro Hero 5 Black is a powerful little camera that can do 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
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Anker Power Bank
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Hero 5 Battery
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SanDisk 32GB Memory Card
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SanDisk 64GB Memory Card
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GoPro 3-Way
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