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GoPro Hero 5 Black WDR Photos Explained ( wide dynamic range)

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What is GoPro WDR

So if you own a GoPro Hero 5 black you may have noticed a setting in the photo options called WDR that can be enabled when taking single photos. WDR stands for wide dynamic range and basically allows your GoPro to capture more detail in dark and light areas. WDR is similar to traditional HDR photos were as a camera will take 3 different exposures and merge them all together into one photo. This allows for more even exposures in the highlights and lowlights. More detail becomes visible in the dark area of the photograph resulting in a more pleasing photo. When WDR is enabled your Hero 5 does this in the background and you are presented with a beautifully exposed photograph in JPG format.

As you can see in this comparison photo with WDR enabled, there is much more detail in the darker areas.

How To Enable WDR Photos on Your Hero 5 Black

To enable WDR on your GoPro Hero 5, swipe from the right while in photo mode to bring up the photo options, continue swiping until you come to the WDR screen. Click the button to enable WDR. And done! all your photos will now have the benefits of the GoPro wide dynamic range feature.

Just this week GoPro release an update to the Hero 5 black that allows you to now capture photo time-lapses with WDR enabled.

Here is another example of WDR at work. In normal shooting mode, the bright sunny sky causes shadowy areas to be washed out. With WDR enable you can see much more detail in the dark areas of the photo.


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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.

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