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Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Fundamentals

with Richard Harrington

Video: Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Fundamentals: Welcome

Hi, my name's Rich Harrington and welcome to this course. We're going to take a look at the GoPro cameras. We're going to cover all the essential skills you need to get up and running and shooting with these cameras. Whether you want to shoot stills, video, or even time lapse. Now this is a fundamentals course so, we're going to walk you through everything from getting the camera out of the box which is actually trickier than it sounds. To getting it set up properly for your shooting situations, an extensive look at the menus and the controls.
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  1. 2m 14s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. What you'll need for this course
      56s
    3. GoPro HERO and GoPro HERO4: Essential update
      18s
  2. 44m 36s
    1. Choosing a GoPro model
      1m 37s
    2. Unboxing the GoPro3+ camera
      3m 42s
    3. Included camera accessories GoPro3+ camera
      8m 21s
    4. Removing the camera from its case
      1m 55s
    5. Basic camera anatomy
      4m 3s
    6. Unboxing the GoPro HERO4 Black
      5m 8s
    7. Unboxing the GoPro HERO4 Silver
      7m 30s
    8. The camera form factor for the GoPro HERO4
      5m 15s
    9. Unboxing the GoPro HERO
      7m 5s
  3. 25m 15s
    1. Charging the battery in the GoPro HERO3+ camera
      4m 4s
    2. Using the battery BacPac
      3m 1s
    3. Using additional batteries for a GoPro camera
      2m 23s
    4. Using external power
      3m 9s
    5. Tips to extend battery life
      3m 26s
    6. Powering the GoPro HERO4
      6m 10s
    7. Powering the GoPro HERO
      3m 2s
  4. 13m 51s
    1. The memory card type for GoPro cameras
      2m 24s
    2. Speed requirements for GoPro cameras
      2m 38s
    3. Typical record times per gigabyte
      2m 26s
    4. Adapting the memory card for a computer or card reader
      4m 8s
    5. Understanding microSD card messages
      2m 15s
  5. 19m 40s
    1. An overview of button controls: GoPro HERO and HERO3+
      3m 36s
    2. An overview of button controls: GoPro HERO4
      4m 15s
    3. An overview of button controls: GoPro HERO
      2m 30s
    4. Understanding the LCD status screen
      5m 3s
    5. Using the LCD Touch BacPac
      2m 23s
    6. Using an external monitor to view menus
      1m 53s
  6. 15m 26s
    1. Accessing the Setup menu on a GoPro3 or 3+
      2m 0s
    2. Setting the default mode at power-up on a GoPro3 or 3+
      1m 58s
    3. Setting the One Button mode on a GoPro3 or 3+
      2m 21s
    4. Choosing NTSC or PAL recording standards on a GoPro3 or 3+
      2m 7s
    5. Adjusting the onscreen display on a GoPro3 or 3+
      2m 23s
    6. Setting and understanding status indicator lights on a GoPro3 or 3+
      1m 34s
    7. Using sound indicators on a GoPro3 or 3+
      1m 14s
    8. Setting the month date time and year on a GoPro3 or 3+
      1m 49s
  7. 18m 37s
    1. Accessing Video mode on a GoPro3 or 3+
      1m 14s
    2. Choosing a capture mode on a GoPro3 or 3+
      2m 41s
    3. Selecting the correct frame rate on a GoPro3 or 3+
      2m 16s
    4. Setting the field of view on a GoPro3 or 3+
      1m 26s
    5. Low light shooting with a GoPro3 or 3+
      1m 5s
    6. Using Protune on a GoPro3 or 3+
      1m 40s
    7. Setting the camera orientation on a GoPro3 or 3+
      1m 9s
    8. Using the spot meter on a GoPro3 or 3+
      56s
    9. Continuous Photo and Video mode on a GoPro3 or 3+
      57s
    10. Looping video when recording on a GoPro3 or 3+
      2m 3s
    11. Setting a white balance for video on a GoPro3 or 3+
      1m 33s
    12. GoPro warning icons (All cameras)
      1m 37s
  8. 17m 9s
    1. Gestures
      2m 37s
    2. Accessing video mode
      1m 16s
    3. Choosing a resolution
      2m 43s
    4. Selecting the correct frame rate
      1m 11s
    5. Setting the field of view
      1m 46s
    6. Low light
      56s
    7. Using a spot meter for video
      47s
    8. Using Protune and setting a white balance for video
      2m 15s
    9. Other camera settings for video
      2m 20s
    10. Using highlight tagging
      1m 18s
  9. 13m 17s
    1. Accessing Photo Shooting mode
      1m 36s
    2. Choosing a resolution and setting the field of view
      2m 18s
    3. Using the spot meter
      1m 3s
    4. Shooting in Burst mode
      4m 11s
    5. Shooting in Time Lapse mode
      4m 9s
  10. 15m 12s
    1. Accessing single-photo-shooting mode
      2m 13s
    2. Choosing a resolution and setting the field of view
      1m 48s
    3. Using the spot meter for photos
      1m 2s
    4. Shooting in Continuous mode
      1m 1s
    5. Shooting in Burst mode
      1m 37s
    6. Shooting in Time Lapse and Night Lapse mode
      2m 7s
    7. Using Protune for photos
      3m 25s
    8. Other camera settings for photos
      1m 59s
  11. 14m 57s
    1. The role of wireless shooting
      1m 10s
    2. When to use the GoPro remote
      1m 45s
    3. When to use the GoPro app
      5m 45s
    4. Advice when using Wi-Fi and your GoPro HERO3 or 3+
      1m 49s
    5. Setting up the app for the GoPro HERO4
      4m 28s
  12. 15m 44s
    1. Attaching a LCD Touch BacPac to see your images
      5m 2s
    2. Attaching to a television to see your images
      1m 55s
    3. Reviewing images with the GoPro app
      3m 8s
    4. Transferring to a computer
      5m 39s
  13. 7m 18s
    1. What do you need to update your camera?
      1m 18s
    2. Downloading the GoPro software
      6m 0s
  14. 13m 2s
    1. The GoPro frame
      2m 45s
    2. The GoPro tripod mount
      2m 57s
    3. Standard GoPro mounts
      2m 9s
    4. Audio adapter
      1m 12s
    5. The GoPro tool
      2m 5s
    6. Extra batteries and chargers
      1m 54s
  15. 23m 53s
    1. New features for the GoPro HERO4: February 2015
      1m 24s
    2. Accessing the GoPro HERO4 update
      3m 18s
    3. New video and burst frame rates
      2m 42s
    4. New time-lapse features
      2m 18s
    5. New performance features
      2m 44s
    6. Updating GoPro HERO4 with GoPro Studio
      5m 21s
    7. Updating GoPro HERO4 with the GoPro app
      6m 6s
  16. 54s
    1. Goodbye
      54s

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GoPro HERO Tutorials | Shooting with the Fundamentals
4h 21m Beginner Jan 31, 2014 Updated Mar 26, 2015

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Got a GoPro? This series covers all the essential skills you'll need to get out from behind the computer and start shooting in the field with your GoPro HERO or GoPro HERO4, whether you capture stills, video, or even time-lapse photography. In this installment, author Rich Harrington starts right at the beginning: getting the camera out of the box (trickier than it sounds) and setting up for your shoot. He'll also share his insights on the different menus and buttons to get you up and running quickly, without fussing over controls. Follow-up courses in this series will examine different creative uses for the GoPro.

Note: This course was updated in December 2014 to cover the new GoPro HERO4 line of cameras, including chapters on the menu system and shooting photos and video with the HERO4.

Topics include:
  • Choosing a GoPro model
  • Understanding your GoPro camera's anatomy
  • Charging the battery
  • Choosing a memory card
  • Accessing video and photo shooting modes
  • Setting white balance for video
  • Shooting in burst or time-lapse mode
  • Shooting wirelessly
  • Downloading software
  • Buying GoPro accessories
Subjects:
Photography Video
Software:
GoPro
Author:
Richard Harrington

Welcome

Hi, my name's Rich Harrington and welcome to this course. We're going to take a look at the GoPro cameras. We're going to cover all the essential skills you need to get up and running and shooting with these cameras. Whether you want to shoot stills, video, or even time lapse. Now this is a fundamentals course so, we're going to walk you through everything from getting the camera out of the box which is actually trickier than it sounds. To getting it set up properly for your shooting situations, an extensive look at the menus and the controls.

This is just meant to get you out the door and getting the footage and the results that you need. We're going to follow up this class with several other project-based classes, to really help you explore, creatively, different ways to use this camera. But this is the best starting place for you. I'm going to share with you all the practical knowledge I figured out, about how these cameras work, and which settings matter. So with that in mind, let's start the process of digging in to the GoPro camera.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Fundamentals .


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Q: This course was updated on 12/15/2014. What changed?
A: There are over 30 new movies covering GoPro's new camera, the GoPro HERO4. Check out the "What's new" movie for a summary of the changes.
Q: This course was updated on 03/26/2015. What changed?
A: We added a new chapter called "Shooting with a GoPro HERO: Fundamentals - GoPro HERO4 February 2015 Update," which covers the new HERO4 firmware (released February 4, 2015). These tutorials cover the new features and show two different ways to update your camera.
 
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