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How To Use Exposure Control / Exposure Lock On GoPro Hero 5 Black



One of the new features of the Hero 5 Black is ‘Exposure Control”. This new feature allows you to adjust exposure to specific areas just by pressing on the screen. This can come in really handy for situations where you want the scene’s exposure different than what the auto exposure sets it as. If you are filming a dark building the camera will adjust exposure to help the scene expose correctly, usually in this situation the sky will be very bright and you will lose a lot of detail in the clouds. If you want the clouds to be the main focus, you can simply tap the screen where you want the camera to adjust exposure, in this case, the sky. The GoPro Hero 5 will now adjust the exposure to make the sky its priority. You will see the results in real-time as you change the exposure. You can change the exposure to different parts of the scene on thy fly by dragging the exposure box to different areas, this is very useful if moving and the environment changes frequently. This exposure control feature of the Hero 5 black works while shooting video or taking photos.

How To Lock Exposure On The GoPro Hero 5 Black

There will be times where you may want to lock the exposure on your Hero 5 Black. If you are filming a stormy sky and you want the sky to remain correctly exposed even if you move the camera, you can do so by locking the exposure. Just select the drop-down arrow and change it to “Exposure Lock” then press the check mark to lock it in, the exposure is now locked in and won’t change until you unlock it. Now as you move the camera to different areas of the scene, the exposure will stay locked to properly expose for the sky that you wanted to be the focus of the shot. You can watch the video below as I demonstrate the new exposure control feature 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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