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How To Replace A Damaged Hero 5 Black Lens Cover



The GoPro Hero 5 Black is unique in the fact that it has a built-in lens protector. In the event that the lens cover is damaged or scratched it can be removed and replaced with a new lens that can be purchased from the website.

The lens can be tricky to remove and can feel like it’s not meant to come off. Don’t worry, GoPro engineered the lens to be removed in case of damage, it also needs to be removed to install the Hero 5 Black into some accessories such as the Super Suit dive housing.

How To Remove The Hero 5 Black Lens.

In order the remove the GoPro Hero 5 Black lens cover you will need to get a good firm hold of the camera. With one hand holding the camera use your other hand to grasp the lens cover. With a significant amount of force, you will need to pull away from the camera body while turning the lens counter-clockwise simultaneously. It’s a bit stubborn sometimes (some wiggling can help) but do not give up, it took me a few tries to get it.

If you are removing the lens because it was damaged, you can now go ahead and attach your replacement lens. Align the lens grooves, slowly and firmly rotate the lens cover clockwise until it clicks into place. Now is a good time to check to make sure there are no gaps between the lens cover and it is seated correctly.

I have included a video above demonstrating the removal procedure of the protective lens cover on the GoPro Hero 5 Black.

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GoPro Gear / Accessories

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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