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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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Tips & Tricks For The GoPro Hero 7 Black



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.

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Editing Apps: Tips & Tutorials

How To Color Grade Your GoPro Footage In LumaFusion



In this video tutorial, I show you how to easily color grade your GoPro footage both manually and with using GoPro Luts. When filming with a GoPro it does a really good job capturing stunning photos and video. The contrast and vibrancy of the content is good and ready to share. There are sometimes however you want to take your footage to the next level and do your own color grading.

If you decide to do your own color grading it is important to shoot in a flat color profile. GoPro offers two color profiles “GoPro Color” and “GoPro Flat. The flat profile basically has low contrast and low saturation thus allowing you to set your own levels in the grading room. You enable the flat color profile by enabling ProTune and selecting flat as the color option.

With today’s powerful software and tools such as LumaFusion and the iPad Pro series, it is now possible to do professional level editing on your mobile devices, this includes the use of Luts.  Watch our video tutorial showing you just how easy it is to color grade your GoPro footage in LumaFusion on your iPad Pro. I go step by step to get you up and editing in no time. I show you two different methods of color grading and color correcting, both manually and how to import an use GoPro specific Luts by PolarPro.

The equipment I use for mobile editing.

10.5 iPad Pro:
Apple Pencil:
Apple Card Reader:
Wireless Hard Drive:


Here is a screenshot sample of a video captured in GoPro Flat color profile and then after a GoPro Lut has been applied.

A 4K video sample of GoPro footage shot using the GoPro Flat color profile ProTune.


Now here is a sample of a 4K video after a GoPro Lut was applied to the footage in LumaFusion.


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