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The Best Time Lapse Settings for GoPro Hero 5 Black



Here is a helpful video we created going over all the various time lapse setting on the GoPro Hero 5 Black and how to achieve the best results when capturing a sunset or sunrise time lapse.

Use these settings to get the best results when shooting a sunset timelapse and you will get some epic results. Feel free to comment if you have any time lapse related questions.

My goto settings when filming a sunset time-lapse on a GoPro Hero 5 Black.

Camera: GoPro Hero 5 Black
Mode: Timelapse Photo Mode
Interval: 5 Seconds
Megapixels: 12 MP / Wide
Protune: On
White Balance: Native
Colour: GoPro Colour
ISO MIN: 100
ISO MAX: 100
Sharpness: Low

When filming a sunset time lapses it is best to shoot in time-lapse photo mode as this gives you greater control when editing. You can still get a nice shot in video mode, however, you are mainly limited to the final output. If simplicity is what you’re after and you want a video you can share instantly, then time-lapse video mode is your best choice.

When it comes to editing your time-lapse sequence, there are many choices. For me personally, I use a combination of LightRoom and LRTimelapse and GoPro Studio. You can achieve some super crazy awesome results when editing with LRTime lapse and Lightroom, but on the downside, it can be complicated and expensive to license the software. GoPro Studio is free to download, although limited in its editing capabilities you can do some pretty neat things with it and still create an epic sunset time lapse

Stay tuned for more GoPro time-lapse tips and tricks coming soon!

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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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