PRO TIP: Turn the front status light off if you are capturing in an area with windows or mirrors that might cause reflection in the shot. CUSTOMIZING YOUR GOPRO DEFAULT MODE Sets the capture mode that your GoPro defaults to when powering up. The options are Video (default, Time Lapse Video, Video + Photo, Looping, Photo, Night, Burst, Time Lapse Photo, and Night Lapse Photo. Note: This setting does not affect QuikCapture. AUTO OFF Powers off your GoPro after a period of inactivity to save battery life. The options are 5 minutes, 15 minutes (default, 30 minutes, and Never. Note: Voice Control is not available when the camera is off. When using Voice Control, consider selecting a higher time period (or Never) for Auto Off. SCREENSAVER Turns off the touch display after a period of inactivity to save battery life. The options are 1 minute (default, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, and Never. To turn on the touch display again, tap anywhere on the screen. When the touch display turns off, you can still use the camera buttons and Voice Control. BRIGHTNESS Adjusts the brightness level of the touch display. The options are 10% to 100% (default).
76 77 AUTO-ROTATION This setting determines the orientation of your video or photos to help you prevent upside down footage. Setting Description Auto (Auto Image Rotation) Camera automatically selects Up or Down, based on the orientation of the camera when recording begins. Ensures that your resulting image is always right-side up. Up (default) Camera is set to always capture in right-side up orientation. Down Camera is set to always capture in upside down orientation. GPS Captures the location where your video and photos were taken. To see this information, view the video or photos on a compatible desktop or mobile application. For details, visit gopro.com/help. LANGUAGE Sets the language that appears on the camera. CUSTOMIZING YOUR GOPRO VIDEO FORMAT Sets the regional frame rates that your camera uses for recording and playing back video on a TV/HDTV. Selecting the appropriate option for your region helps prevent flicker when capturing video indoors. Setting Description NTSC Select this option to playback your video on an NTSC TV (most televisions in North America) PAL Select this option to playback your video on a PAL TV (most televisions outside of North America) CUSTOMIZING YOUR GOPRO
78 TEMPERATURE ICON The Temperature icon appears on the camera status screen when the camera becomes too hot and needs to cool down. Simply let it sit and cool before attempting to use it again. Your camera was designed to identify conditions of overheating and shuts down when needed. FILE REPAIR ICON If recording stopped abruptly and the video file was not properly saved, the file might become corrupted. If this happens, the camera displays the File Repair icon while it tries to repair the file. When this process is finished, you receive a message stating whether the repair was successful or failed. Press any button to continue using the camera. MICROSD CARD MESSAGES NO SD No card present. The camera requires a microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC card (sold separately) to capture videos and photos. FULL The card is full. Delete some files or insert a different card. SD ERR The camera is unable to read the card formatting. Reformat the card in the camera. IMPORTANT MESSAGES RESETTING YOUR CAMERA RESETTING THE CONNECTIONS This option clears your connections list and resets the camera's password. If you reset the connections, you must reconnect any desired devices to your GoPro. 1. From the main screen, swipe down. 2. Tap Connect > Reset Connections, and then tap Reset. RESETTING ALL SETTINGS TO THE DEFAULTS This option resets all of your camera settings to the defaults, except Date, Time, and your camera's username and password. From the main screen, swipe down. 2. Tap Preferences > Camera Defaults, and then tap Reset. RESTARTING YOUR GOPRO If your camera is not responding, press and hold the Mode button [ ] for 8 seconds to shutdown the camera and then restart it. All settings are retained. RESTORING FACTORY SETTINGS Follow the steps below to reset all settings and the camera’s password, and unregister the camera from your GoPro Plus account. This option is useful if you are reselling your camera and want to reset it to its original state. 1. From the main screen, swipe down. 2. Tap Preferences > Factory Reset, and then tap Reset. Restoring factory settings does not erase all content from your microSD card. To clear your microSD card, see Reformatting Your microSD Card page 8).
80 ATTACHING YOUR CAMERA TO MOUNTS To attach your camera to amount, you need The Frame (for HERO Black) and amounting buckle and/or thumbscrew, depending on the mount you are using. THE FRAME Your camera comes with The Frame (for HERO Black). The HERO Black camera is waterproof tom) with the doors closed—no additional housing is needed when using the camera in or around water. The The Frame (for HERO Black) provides additional protection for your camera if you drop it, so you might want to keep it in The Frame during certain activities, even if the camera is not mounted. NOTICE The Frame does not provide additional waterproof protection. MOUNTING Securing the Camera in The Frame. Open the latch. Slide the camera into the frame. The bottom front of The Frame has a raised edge. Be sure the front of the camera sits flush against it. Close the door. Lock the latch.