I see this question a lot: what GoPro should I buy? I do have some opinions on the topic of GoPro comparisons given GoPro releases a new model every year! (more…)
All Things GoPro
GoPro cameras have quickly become the world’s favorite action cam, but believe me: the new GoPro cameras are so much more than that!
GoPro Cameras are perfect as a family camera, a vlogging camera, or a regular point-and-shoot for any hobby!
If you’re a new GoPro owner, I highly recommend starting out with this Beginner’s Guide to GoPro. If you’re more of a GoPro Enthusiast than a beginner, check out my GoPro tips and tricks, GoPro accessory reviews, and Video Editing for Beginners.
On this page, you’ll find more of my best resources for learning to use your GoPro camera, as well as recent articles and videos that I think will be of value to you.
Recent Articles related to All Things GoPro
It looks like the new GoPro Hero 2018 camera is a budget-friendly action camera with some of the same capabilities as the Hero5 and Hero6 models. But is it too good to be true? (more…)
A GoPro accessories kit is usually a tempting purchase for any new GoPro owner, but which ones are the most popular and how do they stack up? (more…)
Why do videos look bad on Facebook, to begin with? It's all about compression, but let's look more into ways to improve Facebook video quality. (more…)
There was a lot of GoPro news floating around last week: an announcement about the GoPro drone program, new pricing on the Hero6, and a news release on GoPro's latest “project”. So I’ve got good news and bad news… (more…)
Ever take a look at the files on your GoPro memory card and wonder what the LRV and THM files are for? There is a simple explanation, and this post will clear up the confusion for you! (more…)
While GoPro now longer offers a GoPro Studio Download link on their website, it is possible to download GoPro Studio from an alternate source. But what happened to GoPro Studio anyway? (more…)
In early 2018, GoPro announced new pricing on their brand new Hero6 model. No need to rush out to take advantage of this GoPro deal though: the $100 price reduction is permanent! (more…)
Being an early adopter can have a downside: when your Hero 6 footage won't play back on your computer or your phone, it's likely because of the new HEVC (H.265 format). But there's an easy fix! (more…)
There are some common traps that I see new beginners fall into–or at least trip over–quite often. This video and post are here to help you stay out of those traps, and get to creating your awesome videos ASAP! (more…)
Let's be real–the audio you get out directly out of your GoPro is pretty crappy. But using this GoPro Microphone App as a GoPro wireless microphone is a simple solution! (more…)
Have you played around with luts when you're editing your GoPro videos? Here's a video I put together explaining what they are and how to use them!
There have been a few ALL new GoPro accessories to hit the shelves during 2017, some of them just in the last couple of months actually so you may have not even heard of them yet!
At the risk of making this video obsolete within the month or two, as black friday, cyber monday, and the new year roll around… look, the holidays are right around the corner, you want to know what's up with the new GoPros and maybe you like to have all the latest and greatest in GoPro accessories, so, let me fill me you in!
Let's say you need to buy a gift for someone you know and love and all they want is GoPro accessories and gear to use with their GoPro camera, or you own a GoPro camera and all you want is accessories and gear to use with your GoPro camera.
$170 for the Seeker backpack, $50 for a Jaws Clip, another $50 for a GoPro Power Pack, $200 for a Tenba… YIKES! It adds up quick.
I totally get it!!
But not every GoPro accessory requires you to sell a kidney, so if your family wants to know what to get you for your birthday or Christmas, or if you came here because you are shopping for a GoPro Enthusiast in your life, let me help you out with some really useful GoPro accessories and gifts that come in under 20 bucks. (more…)
Just before Christmas last year, GoPro sent me their Seeker backpack with some goodies inside and lots of folks in my audience have been curious how I like it. Now that I've had about a year to use it, and compare it to my Tenba 14L ActionPack, I put my thoughts together here in this review and of course, I also published a YouTube video with this GoPro Seeker review as well!
So, I'm not a travel blogger at all. Like, not even remotely (see what I did there? #haha). But when the folks over at Veedyou asked for my opinion on GoPro Tips for traveling, I said “SURE!” You can click on the infographic below to get the entire list of tips, but I'll give you a spoiler on my tip first off: learn how to use your GoPro before traveling with it!
If I were to add just one more, it's making sure you have the 5 basic GoPro accessories EVERY GoPro user needs (especially if you're new to this!).
They actually asked a bunch of people, so here's a snippet from Christian and the gang, plus and an infographic:
Shooting photos or videos with a GoPro is pretty straightforward apparently. The camera literally has just 2 physical buttons so how hard can it be? Well, even though the camera does a great job at using
the right settings most of the times, there are quite a few tips and tricks that will make your GoPro videos stand out from the crowd.
Over at Veedyou over half of the orders we handle are GoPro video editing services and me personally, I must have zapped through hundreds of hours of GoPro footage. I have come across amazing shoots, I’ll give you that, but most of the times we get really bad looking footage: it’s very shaky, the subject is not in the shoot or the lighting is really poor and the colors are off.
And the blunt truth is that the quality of the final video edit is going to depend a whole lot on the quality of the original footage. So no matter how skilled the video editor is, the end result will be mediocre, to say the least.
So, in an attempt to help everyone out there shoot better GoPro videos, we’ve reached out to some of the most passionate GoPro users and asked them two questions:
- What are your top tips to get the most out of a GoPro camera?
- Which GoPro accessories should I buy for traveling?
Here’s what we got back.
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I saw a question in my GoPro Enthusiasts Facebook group earlier this month from Megan, who wrote, “Just bought my first GoPro5! It came with a Floaty, Supercharger, and The Strap. Any recommendations on must-have accessories…”
Well, Megan, and anyone else wondering the exact same thing, it does depend a lot on what you plan to do with your GoPro but there are a few basics that you want to be sure and pick up if you're a brand new GoPro owner, no matter WHAT you plan on shooting.
Have you heard of my 30 Days of GoPro Series? I created it for GoPro newbies when the Hero5 Black came out, and it's way better than a user manual! There is a video for nearly any subject, and this week the topic is GoPro editing software! So what I'm talking about is GoPro editing software for your laptop or desktop computer. In a previous post, I gave you some recommendations for computers for video editing, and I want to be SUPER clear… we ARE talking about COMPUTERS… not mobile phones or tablets. I prefer and strongly advise you to use a computer and some real software, especially if you're new to editing GoPro videos. (more…)
Have you ever wondered how to get the perfect “half underwater” shot with your GoPro camera? The answer is a GoPro dome port! The dome port is a large (usually 6″), dome-shaped lens cover that covers your GoPro's lens, allowing a perfect over/under split shot. It makes for a really unique photo or video!
There are lots of dome port options on the market, but some are made by more reputable brands than others. I tend not to “cheap out” on GoPro accessories and instead buy from trusted brands, if not from GoPro themselves.
(The links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking our links. Read my disclosure policy here.)
GoPro makes a lot of good quality accessories, but unfortunately, they don't make their own brand dome port. Here are the top-rated brands for GoPro dome ports, based on my own experience, as well as online reviews.
PolarPro FiftyFifty (for Hero5 Black)
This is the one that I own for my Hero5 Black, and PolarPro graciously provided me with. I've used it in the pool with my kids, and it's very easy to assemble. I had no problems with leakage at all. In fact, the kids love to use it! It comes with a cover to protect it while it's not in use, and I pack and carry it right in the original packaging. It doesn't really fit well into my GoPro Seeker or Tenba 14L, and since it's glass, I don't want to just toss it in the beach bag.
I think the best feature of PolarPro's dome port is that it's easy to assemble. You don't have to remove the Hero5 Lens cover, and you don't need an additional waterproof housing. You literally just pop the Hero5 Lens cover into the opening on the back of the dome, secure it, and you're good to go.
The PolarPro FiftyFifty comes with the dome port itself, a floating grip, a protective cover, a wrist lanyard, and there was also some an anti-water drop wipe in the box too. I haven't used the wipe, so I'm curious to see how that turns out because my footage definitely has waterdrops–though nowhere NEAR as annoying as water drops without the dome.
The PolarPro runs around $50 and works with the Hero5 Black. It's available online via polarprofilters.com, Best Buy, or amazon.com. You can also check availability at a store near you. They do ship internationally!
I will post a full review on my YouTube channel in the coming months, so you can see it in action. Until then, check out these cool shots I got with this dome port!
GoPole Dome H4 (for Hero4 and Hero3+) and Dome H5 (for Hero5 Black)
GoPole makes two dome ports: the Dome H4 is compatible with the Hero4 Black & Silver and the Hero3/3+, while the Dome H5 is compatible with the Hero5 Black. Included with each model is the dome itself, a thumb screw, a waterproof housing, and a soft travel back. Not included is any kind of hand grip, but it's compatible with the GoPole Bobber or any other GoPro-compatible handgrip.
I think this is a fairly new product for GoPole, so I'm not sure what users feedback has been. GoPole has a good reputation though and is one of my favorite GoPro accessory brands. You can pick up the H4 Dome on Amazon for $60 and the H5 Dome on Amazon for $65.
SHOOT (for Hero 3+/4 and Hero 5)
The SHOOT dome port (for Hero5) on Amazon has a 4-star rating and from what I have read, is a quality product coming in at around $66. The upgrade version comes with a lens hood to reduce lens flare, and also comes with a handle and a soft bag. There is also a Hero 3+/4 version on Amazon for $60.
Knekt (for Hero 3+/4 and Hero 5)
The Knekt brand dome ports are a little different and are compatible with some neat accessories as well. The KSD6ss is compatible with the Hero5 and runs about $230 on amazon.com, while the KSD6 is compatible with the 3+/4 and also runs about $230. I have heard great things about the Knekt dome port, but I've never used one by Knekt, so I'm really not sure why it costs so much more than other domes made by reputable brands!
DIY GoPro Dome Port Alternative
A common and quick DIY dome port can be created when you use the clear plastic packaging from when you purchased your GoPro! Check out this tutorial from instructibles.com for a quick GoPro dome port DIY project!
Have you used a GoPro dome port? Let me know in the comments what brand it is and how it's been working for you… help me keep this post up to date by posting a review of your dome port in the comments!