What We Love About Our GoPro
By now, most of us have handled or been in front of a GoPro camera. GoPros are all about taking you into a moment in time. Known for action shots, storytelling, and time-lapses, GoPros are used by adventurers and vloggers alike. We’ve been playing around with our HERO5 Black lately and wanted to share what we love about our action camera go-to.
Siri, is that you?
One of the coolest features of the HERO5 and beyond is the voice-controlled digital assistant. Chances are if you’re using a GoPro, you’ll need both hands free during your shot. Being able to quickly say things like “GoPro, start recording” or “GoPro, turn off” saves you time in the moment and during post-production editing. When you’re in the moment, voice control is the easiest way to control your camera and supports seven languages. Hands-free, fun, liberating.
Take it underwater- it’s waterproof!
Gone is the waterproof cases of years past. HERO5 and beyond have waterproof casings meaning all you have to do is grab and go. Enjoy up to 33ft (10M) water submersion, letting you capture all the mysteries that lie beneath the sea. We love the spontaneity that allows us to take our GoPro wherever we are.
One of our favorite features, image stabilization, gives you that professional look to every single video you capture. Have the freedom of capturing the world as you see it, without the vibrations and jerkiness you get when filming on the move. Videos appear to be more dreamlike, letting you watch it back and experience the moment just as you remember.
Can you hear me now?
We'll be the first to admit, GoPros are not known for having the best audio recording quality. In the past couple years though, that’s changed. If you have a HERO5 or newer, you can enjoy crisp sound without muffling. Three microphones help determine which is best to use in any particular moment, giving you a superb audio experience that matches the high definition video recording.
Quik Desktop and GoPro App
Import and enjoy your GoPro videos with Quik Desktop and create masterpieces with just a few clicks. When you subscribe to GoPro Plus, GoPro's subscription service, you can have ease of mind knowing your GoPro footage is being automatically uploaded to the cloud. Also, make sure you download the latest version of the GoPro app for your mobile device. Create a QuikStory by doing quick video edits and adding music or text to your footage, then share instantly with your friends for the ultimate on-the-go moments. The app also lets you control your GoPro, which lets you mount your camera practically anywhere and be a distance away.
I can mount this where?
We think the coolest part of having a GoPro is the accessories you can buy, giving you the freedom to experience and share moments anywhere and everywhere. Here are our top three favorite mounts:
1. For the perfect POV footage
GoPro 3-Way Mount Tripod - $69.99
This ultra versatile mount can be used three main ways: as a camera grip, extension arm or tripod. The folding arm is perfect for POV or follow-cam footage, and makes it easy to capture selfies without the mount appearing in the shot. When detached from the arm, the handle doubles as a camera grip. Get yours here.
2. For the adventurers
GoPro Chesty GCHM30-001 Chest Mount - $39.99
Fully adjustable to fit all sizes, the Chesty makes it easy to capture immersive video and photos from your chest. It's perfect for skiing, mountain biking, motocross, paddle sports or any activity where you want to get a lower-than-the-helmet view of the action. Get yours here.
3. For playing fetch with Buddy
GoPro Fetch Dog Mount - $39.99
Capture the world from your dog's perspective - from running and jumping, to sniffing, digging and more. Mounting locations on the back and chest enable a variety of POVs One size fits most: Fully adjustable to fit small, medium and large breed dogs from 10 - 120 lbs. (7 - 54 kg). Get yours here.
Grab your very own HERO5 Black here.
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