GoPro Cameras For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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From the time you take your GoPro out of the box, you embark on a magical journey that transforms "impossible to capture" into your next video. To use the camera effectively, however, it's important to have a basic understanding of how it works. Although using the GoPro isn't rocket science, the instructions are a bit more detailed than what you'll find on a bottle of your favorite shampoo, because the GoPro operates differently from every other camera you've used.

Here are a few pointers for getting started:

  • Take great care when removing your GoPro from the package. You could damage the camera or mount if you rip it out.

  • Be sure to set the correct date and time. Don't make your camera the modern-day version of a blinking VCR.

  • Download the GoPro Apps. They let you control the camera with your smartphone, edit your movies, and share your masterpieces. If you don't have the GoPro apps, go to GoPro.

  • Use a fast-enough media card. Nothing is worse than trying to capture video on a card that stops recording after a few seconds because it's not fast enough. Use a Class 10 card or faster, and make sure that it has the biggest capacity you can afford.

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John Carucci is an entertainment news producer for Associated Press Television. He is the author of Digital SLR Video & Filmmaking For Dummies and Webinars For Dummies as well as other books on creative and nighttime photography. John has also contributed articles to American Photo, Popular Photography, and PC Photo magazines.

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