Intro: GoPro HD Hero 101
This is a tutorial on how to use the GoPro Hero HD camera from A-Z
Step 1: Before We Start
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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)
For more Photos:
For more videos: