8 Welcome to your new HERO Black. To capture video and photos, you need a microSD card (sold separately. MICROSD CARDS Use brand name memory cards that meet these requirements: • microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC • Class 10 or UHS-I rating Capacity up to 128GB For a list of the recommended microSD cards, visit gopro.com/workswithgopro. If the memory card becomes full during recording, your camera stops recording and displays FULL on the touch display. NOTICE: Use care when handling memory cards. Avoid liquids, dust and debris. As a precaution, power off the camera before inserting or removing the card. Check manufacturer guidelines regarding use in acceptable temperature ranges. REFORMATTING YOUR MICROSD CARD To keep your microSD card in good condition, reformat it on a regular basis. Reformatting erases all of your content, so be sure to offload your photos and videos first. To reformat your card, swipe down, then tap Preferences > Format SD Card > Delete. GETTING STARTED CHARGING THE BATTERY For the best experience with your new camera, we recommend fully charging the battery before first use. 1. Hold down the Latch Release button on the battery door, then slide the door open. 2. Insert a microSD card with the label facing the battery (microSD card is not required for charging. Note: To remove the card, press it into the slot with your fingernail and it will pop out. 3. Insert the battery, then close the door. GETTING STARTED
10 11 4. Hold down the Latch Release button on the side door, then slide the door open. Connect the camera to a computer or other USB charging adapter using the included USB-C cable. 6. Power off the camera. The camera status light turns on during charging and turns off when charging is complete When charging with a computer, be sure that the computer is connected to a power source. If the camera status light does not turn on, use a different USB port. The battery charges to 100% in about 3 hours. For more information, see Battery Information (page 88).