How to Use a GoPro Camera

The GoPro Camera is small and mighty with only a couple of buttons, but for those wondering how to use it, that can be pretty overwhelming. In this post, I’ve laid out everything you need to know about how to use your GoPro. With videos, instructions, and direct links to the best accessories, I think you’ll find all your questions answered here on VidProHero!

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I created a 30-part video series on the VidProMom YouTube Channel for GoPro Beginners! It’s called 30 Days of GoPro – a Guide for Beginners and it’s totally free (and still relevant, even if you don’t use a Hero5).

This series is useful whether you’re using a Hero 5, Hero 6, or new GoPro Hero 7. It is the ultimate tutorial on how to use a GoPro because I’ve laid it all out, piece by piece. So, if you’re confused to struggling with how to use a GoPro camera, this series is for you! Just hit play!

I will place the entire series right here on this page, so you can watch every video in order and follow long. For your convenience, I’ve also posted some of the information and direct links mentioned in the series!

30 Days of GoPro – a Guide for Beginners on How to Use a GoPro

Accessories:

Best Memory Cards

check with gopro.com to verify if these cards will work in your camera.

To be honest, there is a lot of confusion around GoPro Memory cards. I have written a whole post on this topic and included a video as well. If you want, you can read it here and watch the video as well if you’re still confused. 

You should always double-check GoPro’s Memory Card Compatibility Chart to see if the SD card you’re thinking about buying is compatible.

Best Editing Software?

Oh boy, what a loaded question! Actually, I have created TONS of editing tutorials on various software, and it’s better if you check those out rather than have me ramble on about them here. These suggestions should help you figure out the best editing software for you:

Related: The Best GoPro Software Under $100

GoPro Settings Cheat Sheet

In this GoPro Hero 5 Black for Beginners series, I cover everything you need to know out of the box. Moreover, I created a GoPro Settings Cheat Sheet that I want you to have! It’s a one-page printable reference you can keep with your GoPro gear or save it to your phone, or iPad so you have it handy.

We’ll cover all the GoPro settings you’ll ever want to know about through this month, but go ahead and download the cheat sheet now so you have it handy!

Related: GoPro Beginner Mistakes: Avoid These 3 Common Traps

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