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Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Fundamentals
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Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Fundamentals

with Richard Harrington

Video: Welcome

Hi, my name's Rich Harrington and welcome to this course.
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  1. 1m 56s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. What you'll need for this course
  2. 19m 38s
    1. Choosing a GoPro model
      1m 37s
    2. Unboxing the GoPro camera
      3m 42s
    3. Included camera accessories
      8m 21s
    4. Removing the camera from its case
      1m 55s
    5. Basic camera anatomy
      4m 3s
  3. 16m 3s
    1. Charging the battery in camera
      4m 4s
    2. Using the battery BacPac
      3m 1s
    3. Additional batteries
      2m 23s
    4. Using external power
      3m 9s
    5. Tips to extend battery life
      3m 26s
  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. 12m 55s
    1. An overview of button controls
      3m 36s
    2. Understanding the LCD status screen
      5m 3s
    3. Using the LCD Touch BacPac
      2m 23s
    4. Using an external monitor to view menus
      1m 53s
  6. 15m 26s
    1. Accessing the Setup menu
      2m 0s
    2. Setting the default mode at power-up
      1m 58s
    3. Setting the One Button mode
      2m 21s
    4. Choosing NTSC or PAL recording standards
      2m 7s
    5. Adjusting the onscreen display
      2m 23s
    6. Setting and understanding status indicator lights
      1m 34s
    7. Using sound indicators
      1m 14s
    8. Setting the month, date, time, and year
      1m 49s
  7. 18m 37s
    1. Accessing Video mode
      1m 14s
    2. Choosing a capture mode
      2m 41s
    3. Selecting the correct frame rate
      2m 16s
    4. Setting the field of view
      1m 26s
    5. Low light
      1m 5s
    6. Using Protune
      1m 40s
    7. Setting the camera orientation
      1m 9s
    8. Using the spot meter
    9. Continuous Photo and Video mode
    10. Looping video when recording
      2m 3s
    11. Setting a white balance for video
      1m 33s
    12. GoPro warning icons
      1m 37s
  8. 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
  9. 10m 29s
    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
      1m 49s
  10. 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
  11. 7m 18s
    1. What do you need to update your camera?
      1m 18s
    2. Downloading the GoPro software
      6m 0s
  12. 9m 3s
    1. The GoPro frame
      2m 45s
    2. The GoPro tripod mount
      2m 57s
    3. Standard GoPro mounts
      2m 9s
    4. Audio adapter
      1m 12s
  13. 54s
    1. Goodbye

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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, 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.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. We're honored to host this content in our library.

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
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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.

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