PRO TIP: During water activities, use Camera Tethers for added security and use a Floaty to keep your camera afloat (both sold separately. For more information, visit gopro.com. MOUNTING
82 ATTACHING MOUNTING BUCKLES TO MOUNTS 1. Flip up the mounting buckle plug. Slide the buckle into the mount until it clicks into place. Press down on the plug so that it sits flush with the buckle. PRO TIP: If you mount your HERO Black upside down, the camera automatically changes the orientation of your image to be right-side up. For more information, see Auto-Rotation (page 76). MOUNTING USING CURVED + FLAT ADHESIVE MOUNTS The Curved + Flat Adhesive Mounts make it easy to attach the camera to curved and flat surfaces of helmets, vehicles, and gear. With the mounting buckle, the frame can be clicked on and off the secured adhesive mounts. Curved Adhesive Mount Flat Adhesive Mount MOUNTING GUIDELINES Follow these guidelines when attaching adhesive mounts: • Attach the adhesive mounts at least 24 hours before use. • Adhesive mounts must be mounted only on smooth surfaces. Porous or textured surfaces do not enable a proper bond. When applying the mount, firmly press it into place and ensure full contact over the entire surface. • Apply adhesive mounts to clean surfaces only. Wax, oil, dirt or other debris reduce adhesion, which can result in a weak bond and risk of losing the camera should the connection fail. • Attach adhesive mounts in room temperature conditions. Adhesives do not bond properly if applied in cold or damp environments to cold or damp surfaces. MOUNTING
84 85 MOUNTING • Check state and local regulations and laws to ensure that attaching a camera to equipment (such as hunting equipment) is permitted. Always comply with regulations that restrict the use of consumer electronics or cameras. • During water activities, use Camera Tethers for added security and use a Floaty to keep your camera afloat (both sold separately). WARNING: To avoid injury, do not use a tether when mounting the camera on a helmet. For more information about mounts, visit gopro.com. WARNING: If using your camera with a GoPro mount or strap intended for use with a helmet, always select a helmet that meets the applicable safety standard. Choose the right helmet for your particular sport or activity and make sure that it is the right fit and size for you. Inspect your helmet to ensure that it is in good condition, and follow the helmet manufacturer’s instructions on safe helmet use. Any helmet that has sustained a major impact should be replaced. No helmet can protect against injury in every accident. In some situations, such as charging the camera within The Frame or connecting audio or HDMI accessories or the Karma drone, you must remove the side door to access the ports. WARNING Remove the side door only when you are using the camera in a dry, dust-free environment. When the door is open or removed, the camera is not waterproof. Never operate the camera with the battery door open. REMOVING THE SIDE DOOR. Hold down the Latch Release button and slide the door open. Pull the door off of the camera. REMOVING THE SIDE DOOR
86 Follow these guidelines to get the best performance from your camera: • The camera is waterproof to 33’ (10m)—no housing needed. Ensure that the doors are closed before using the camera in or around water, dirt, or sand. Before closing the doors, be sure the seals are free of debris. If needed, clean with a cloth. • Before opening the doors, be sure the camera is free of water or debris. If needed, rinse the camera with freshwater and dry it with a cloth. • If sand or debris hardens around the doors, soak the camera in warm tap water for 15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly to remove the debris before opening the doors. • In wet environments, dry the touch display with a soft cloth so that it registers your touch. For best audio performance, shake the camera or blow on the mic to remove water and debris from the microphone holes. To prevent damage to the internal waterproof membranes, do not use compressed air to blow into the mic holes. • After every use in saltwater, rinse the camera with freshwater, and dry with a soft cloth. • To clean the lens, wipe it with a soft, lint-free cloth. If debris becomes lodged between the lens and the trim ring, flush it outwith water or air. Do not insert foreign objects around the lens. MAINTENANCE REMOVING THE SIDE DOOR REATTACHING THE SIDE DOOR. Hold down the Latch Release button and extend the tab on the door. Press the tab onto the small silver bar.
88 BATTERY INFORMATION MAXIMIZING BATTERY LIFE A message appears on the touch display if the battery drops below 10%. If the battery reaches 0% while recording, the camera saves the file and powers off. To maximize battery life, follow these guidelines when possible: • Turn off Wireless Connections • Capture video at lower frame rates and resolutions • Turn off Protune • Use these settings: •