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This is a tutorial on how to use the GoPro Hero HD camera from A-Z
 
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Step 1: Before we start

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Before we start:
  -Make sure the battery is in the camera and charged.
  -Put on the housing (the housing lens affects the image, so if it's not on your image may look distorted)

Step 2: Turning ON/OFF

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To turn on the camera simpli press the FRONT button once.
to turn it off simply press and keep pressing the front button for 4 secs, or untill the red led starts flashing and beeping.

Step 3: Configure

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To configure:
1.turn on the camera.
2.it will turn on in video mode (default)
3.press the front button ONCE to start navigating between modes.
4.Continue pressing ONCE untill you see "SET" on the screen.
5. when you see "SET" on the screen, press the TOP button.
6. then you will see"onF" on the screen, press front ONCE again.
7. button's function will invert (top to navigate, front to select)
8. select "F" for Video or "P" for pictures

Step 4: Shoot pictures every X seconds

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to shoot pictures every X seconds, go to settings (step 3 up untill number 8) and select "P".
then, simply click the front button untill you see "P Xnumber" on the screen, the X number means how many seconds will pass between photos.

Thats all you need to configure for photos.

then, to shoot them, turn on the camera, press the front button untill you see a small camera icon blinking on the top left corner of the screen.

Step 5: Shoot video

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To shoot video, simply turn on the camera (wich will turn on in video monde(default)) and press the top  button once to start recording, and once again to stop. the numbres on the screen display the number of files on the SD card.

to change the resolution, go to settings (follow Step 3 up to number 8) and press "F" to enter video settings. You will see "rX" on the screen. The X number will represent the resolution, the details on every video mode are on the back of the camera:

r1: WVGA  @ 60 fps
r2: 720p    @  30 fps
r3: 720p    @  60 fps
r4: 920p    @  30 fps
r5: 1080p  @  30 fps 

Select what you want.

next, you will see "CnT" or "SPt" on the screen, CnT means to set the exposure to the average of the picture (I prefer this mode) and SPt means to set the exposure for the absolute center of the screen.

Select one.

then you will see "UP" or "UPd" on the screen, UP means normal recording and UPd means upsidedown recording (same for pictures).

Thats all you need to configure for Video Shooting.

Step 6: Shoot 1 picture every click.

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to shoot only 1 picture, turn on the camera, navigate with the front button untill you see a small non-blinkin camera icon on the top left corner of the screen.

Step 7: Sample photos (and Video Link)

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Hi, would you buy a Gopro camera again.?
i am going on a trip and wonder if it would be good for video and stills at various tourist places.
regards
colinColin30
Emiliano Valencia (author)  colincolin303 years ago
yeah! it's a great camera, it's only problem is in low light conditions, where the video looks dusty and a bit unfoused, but they solved this with the GoPro Hero 2.
Also, if you are trying to take pictures or videos of anything that is more than 20 yards away, you probably won't like the outcome. The gopro cameras have wide angle lenses for close up action shots, full landscape shots with distance is a bit hard to see.
Hi, would you buy a Gopro camera again.?
i am going on a trip and wonder if it would be good for video and stills at various tourist places.
regards
colinColin30
Hi, would you buy a Gopro camera again.?
i am going on a trip and wonder if it would be good for video and stills at various tourist places.
regards
colinColin30
PKM4 years ago
Just a hint, it's not that hard to read the car's plate with those lines there- you might want to cover it up on the actual image if you're overly concerned about it.
Emiliano Valencia (author)  PKM4 years ago
yeah, I really didn't care much if it worked since its not my car.
Apathy will eventually help you to get you so very far in life. ;)