USER MANUAL
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Your Fusion
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Important Messages
Getting Started
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Resetting Your GoPro
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Navigating Your GoPro
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Mounting
Map of Modes and Settings
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Removing the Side Door
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Tips for Capturing with Fusion
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Maintenance
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QuikCapture
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Battery Information
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Capturing Video and Photos
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Troubleshooting
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Controlling Your GoPro with Your Voice
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Customer Support
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Playing Back Your Content
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Trademarks
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Connecting to Other Devices
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Regulatory Information
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Offloading Your Content
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Video Mode: Capture Mode
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Video Mode: Settings
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Photo Mode: Capture Modes
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Photo Mode: Settings
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Time Lapse Mode: Capture Modes
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Time Lapse Mode: Settings
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Protune
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Customizing Your GoPro
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YOUR Fusion
YOUR Fusion
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1. Speaker
2. Camera Lens (Back)
3. Status Light
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4. Mode Button [
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5.Microphones
6.USB-C Port
7. Side Door
8.Latch Release Button
9. Camera Lens (Front)
10.Status Screen
11. Slot for microSD Card 1
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12.Shutter Button [
13.Battery Door
14.Slot for microSD Card 2
15.Battery
16.Mounting Fingers
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GETTING STARTED
Welcome to your new Fusion! Let’s get started.
MICROSD CARDS
Fusion requires two microSD cards (sold separately). Use brand name
memory cards that meet these requirements:
• microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC
• Class 10 or UHS-II/III rating
• Capacity up to 128GB
GETTING STARTED
2. Insert two microSD cards with the labels facing the battery, then close
the door.
For best results, we recommend that the brand, speed rating, and
capacity of the cards are the same. For a list of the recommended
microSD cards, visit gopro.com/workswithgopro.
Always think of the two cards as partners. When you replace one, replace
the other.
If your cards become full during recording, your camera stops recording
and displays FULL on the status screen. For cards with different
capacities, this message appears when the smaller card becomes full.
NOTICE: Use care when handling memory cards. Avoid liquids, dust
and debris. As a precaution, power off the camera before inserting or
removing the cards. For information about use in acceptable temperature
ranges, check the memory card manufacturer’s guidelines.
Inserting the microSD Cards
1. Hold down the Latch Release button on the battery door, then slide
the door open.
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Note: To remove a card, press it into the slot with your fingernail and it will pop out.
Reformatting Your microSD Cards
For best performance, always reformat your microSD cards before first
use. To keep the cards in good condition, reformat them on a regular basis.
NOTICE: Reformatting erases all of your content, so be sure to offload your
photos and videos first.
1. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Settings
] to select it.
[
], then press the Shutter button [
2. Press the Shutter button [
] repeatedly until you get to Preferences
[
].
3. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Format,
then press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
4. Press the Mode button [
] to highlight which card(s) you want to
reformat, then press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
5.Press the Mode button [
] to highlight Yes, then press the
Shutter button [
] to select it.
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GETTING STARTED
WARNING: Use caution when using your GoPro as part of
your active lifestyle. Always be aware of your surroundings to
avoid injury to yourself and others.
GETTING STARTED
3. Hold down the Latch Release button on the side door, then slide the
door open.
Abide by all local laws when using your GoPro and related
mounts and accessories, including all privacy laws, which may
restrict recording in certain areas.
CHARGING THE BATTERY
For the best experience with your new camera, we recommend fully
charging the battery before first use.
1. Hold down the Latch Release button on the battery door, then slide
the door open.
4. Connect the camera to Supercharger or another wall charger
(both sold separately) using the included USB-C cable.
The camera status light on the front of the camera turns on during
charging and turns off when charging is complete.
For wall chargers, the battery charges to 100% in about 3.5 hours.
Supercharger charges the battery in about 2 hours. For more information,
see Battery Information (page 68).
2. Insert the battery, then close the door.
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PRO TIP: For fastest charging, use GoPro’s Supercharger (sold
separately) and its included cable. You can also charge your camera with
a USB-compatible wall charger or auto charger.
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GETTING STARTED
GETTING STARTED
UPDATING YOUR CAMERA SOFTWARE
To get the latest features and best performance from your GoPro,
make sure your camera is always using the most current software.
LOCATING YOUR SOFTWARE VERSION
1. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Settings
[
], then press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
2. Press the Shutter button [
] repeatedly until you get to
].
Preferences [
3. Press the Mode button [
] to highlight About, then press the
Shutter button [
] to select it. The software version appears on
the first screen.
] to select Done.
4. Press the Shutter button [
5.Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Done,
then press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
Updating with the GoPro App
When you connect your camera to the GoPro app, you are automatically
notified if an update is available.
1. Download the app from the Apple© App Store© or Google Play.™
2. Be sure that the camera contains both microSD cards.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions in the app to connect your camera.
If an update is available, the app provides instructions for installing it.
Updating Manually (with an SD Card Reader/Adapter)
1. Visit gopro.com/update.
2. Select your camera, then click the option to update the camera
manually.
3. Be sure that the camera contains both microSD cards.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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GETTING STARTED
GETTING STARTED
LOCATING YOUR CAMERA’S USERNAME AND PASSWORD
Your camera’s username and password are needed when you connect your
camera to other devices. To display this information at any time, complete
the steps below.
1. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Settings
] to select it.
[
], then press the Shutter button [
2. Press the Shutter button [
] repeatedly until you get to
Connections [
].
] to highlight Cam Info, then press the
3. Press the Mode button [
] to display the username and password.
Shutter button [
4. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Done, then
press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
2 sec
POWERING ON + OFF
To Power On:
Press the Mode button [
]. The camera beeps several times while
the camera status lights flash. When information appears on the status
screen, your camera is on.
To Power Off:
Press and hold the Mode button [
] for two seconds. The camera
beeps several times while the camera status lights flash.
Note: Fusion automatically powers off after 7 minutes of inactivity.
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GETTING STARTED
NAVIGATING YOUR GOPRO
STATUS SCREEN
The status screen contains the following information about modes and
settings so you can see the basics for your current setting at a glance:
CHANGING CAPTURE MODES AND SETTINGS
Your Fusion contains four camera modes: Video, Photo, Time Lapse, and
Settings.
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Photo [
]
Photo mode contains three capture modes: Photo, Burst, and Night.
For descriptions, see Photo Mode: Capture Modes (page 41).
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Video [
]
Video mode contains one capture modes: Video. For a description, see
Video Mode: Capture Mode (page 36).
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1. Camera Mode
2. Protune™ Status*
3. Voice Control Status*
4. Wireless Status*
5.GPS Status*
6.Settings
7. Number of Files Captured or Video Duration
8.Remaining microSD Card Storage (based on the card with the lower
remaining storage)
9. Battery Status
Time Lapse [
]
Time Lapse mode contains three capture modes: Time Lapse Video, Time
Lapse Photo, Night Lapse Photo. For descriptions, see Time Lapse Mode:
Capture Modes (page 44).
Settings [
]
Settings contains all of the settings for each camera mode. For details,
see Video Mode: Settings (page 37), Photo Mode: Settings (page
42), and Time Lapse Mode: Settings (page 46). Settings also
contains the Connections, Voice Control, and Preferences menus.
Note: The icons and settings that appear on the status screen vary by mode. Those
shown above are for Video mode.
Icon appears if this setting is turned on
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NAVIGATING YOUR GOPRO
1. To change modes, press the Mode button [
get to the mode that you want.
NAVIGATING YOUR GOPRO
] repeatedly until you
2. If needed, select a new capture mode and settings:
a. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to
] to select it.
Settings [
], then press the Shutter button [
b. Press the Shutter button [
] repeatedly until you get to the
camera mode that you want.
d. Press the Mode button [
you want to change.
] until you get to the setting that
e. Press the Shutter button [
] repeatedly until you get to the
option that you want.
] repeatedly until you get to Done,
f. Press the Mode button [
then press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
PRO TIP: To exit Settings and begin recording immediately, press and hold
the Shutter button [
].
c. Press the Mode button [
], then press the Shutter button
[
] repeatedly until you get to the capture mode that you
want.
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MAP OF MODES AND SETTINGS
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MAP OF MODES AND SETTINGS
Burst
Night Photo
Rate
Time Lapse Mode
Connections
Night Lapse Photo
RAW Format
Time Lapse Photo
FOV
Photo Mode / Photo
Resolution
Time Lapse Video
FPS
Preferences
Settings
Video Mode / Video
Interval
Protune
Shutter
Voice Control
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TIPS FOR CAPTURING WITH FUSION
If you are new to capturing spherical content, below are some tips to help
you get the best results from Fusion.
• Fusion captures everything around you, regardless of where the
camera is pointed. However, for best results, aim one of the lenses
directly at the main subject.
• OverCapture lets you capture content in all directions from a single
point of view. So, you do not need as many cameras to ensure that
you get the shot. And you can select the content that is important to
you after you capture.
• For the best results, attach Fusion to the mounts that came with the
camera. Using the mounts moves the camera away from your hand
and helps reduce the chances that your hand appears in the shot.
• When using Fusion as a handheld camera without a mount, group
most of your fingers underneath the camera near the mounting
fingers. This placement reduces the chance that your hand appears
in the shot:
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TIPS FOR CAPTURING WITH FUSION
• For more control during editing, capture with Protune turned on.
• To prevent additional work during editing, do not rest Fusion on its
side when capturing.
• Keep editing in mind when you are capturing with Fusion. For
example, remember to hide yourself and your supporting mounts and
equipment somewhere that is easily blended during editing.
WARNING: The dual lenses of Fusion are unprotected and
are susceptible to scratches, if not cared for properly. Always
store Fusion with the provided lens protection and avoid
resting the lens on any surface. Scratches to the lens are not
covered by the warranty.
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QUIKCAPTURE
QUIKCAPTURE
QuikCapture is the fastest way to capture video or time lapse photos with
Fusion. Because the camera is powered on only when it is capturing, you
also conserve battery power.
CAPTURING TIME LAPSE WITH QUIKCAPTURE
The Time Lapse mode is perfect for showing how a scene changes over
time. With Time Lapse Photo or Night Lapse Photo, you can capture a
series of photos to be sure you get the shot you want.
To capture other types of content, see Capturing Video and Photos (page
26).
CAPTURING VIDEO WITH QUIKCAPTURE
1. With the camera powered off, press the Shutter button [
].
1. With the camera powered off, press and hold the Shutter button
[
] until capture begins.
3 sec
Your camera powers on, beeps several times, and automatically begins
capturing video. The camera status lights blink while the camera is
recording. The default video resolution is 5.2K30.
2. To stop recording, press the Shutter button [
] again.
The camera stops recording, beeps several times, and automatically
powers off.
Your camera powers on, beeps several times, and automatically begins
capturing in the current Time Lapse capture mode (Time Lapse Video,
Time Lapse Photo, or Night Lapse Photo). The camera status lights
blink once for each photo captured.
2. To stop capturing, press the Shutter button [
] again.
The camera stops recording, beeps several times, and automatically
powers off to maximize battery life.
TURNING QUIKCAPTURE OFF
QuikCapture is on by default. To turn it off, connect Fusion to the
GoPro app and turn off QuikCapture in the settings list. For details, see
Connecting to Other Devices (page 33).
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CAPTURING VIDEO AND PHOTOS
CAPTURING VIDEO AND PHOTOS
CAPTURING VIDEO AND PHOTOS
You can also use a more traditional method to capture video and photos
in which you leave the camera powered on and capture, as needed. Unlike
QuikCapture, the camera remains on when you are not capturing, so
you must manually power it off to save battery life. (Fusion automatically
powers off after 7 minutes of inactivity.)
1. Press the Mode button [
] to power on the camera.
2. Select a mode and settings. For details, see Changing Modes and
Settings (page 17).
]. The camera beeps and the camera
3. Press the Shutter button [
status lights flash while the camera is capturing.
4. To stop capturing video or time lapse, press the Shutter button [
].
The camera beeps and the camera status lights flash quickly.
ADDING HILIGHT TAGS
You can mark specific moments in your video during recording or playback
with HiLight Tags. HiLight Tags make it easy to find the best highlights
to share.
To add a HiLight Tag, press the Mode button [
GoPro app.
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] or tap [
] in the
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CONTROLLING YOUR GOPRO WITH
YOUR VOICE
CONTROLLING YOUR GOPRO WITH
YOUR VOICE
You can control Fusion with your voice using a set of specific commands
(see list below).
Your camera does not need to be in a specific mode to capture video or
photos. You can use the action commands from any mode. Your camera
captures video or photos based on the settings you previously selected.
Note: Voice Control performance may be impacted by distance, wind, and noisy
conditions. Keep the product clean and clear of debris.
USING VOICE CONTROL
Voice Control works best when you and your GoPro are in close proximity.
1. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Settings
], then press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
[
] repeatedly until you get to Voice
2. Press the Shutter button [
Control [
].
3. Press the Mode button [
], then press the Shutter button [
]
to turn on Voice Control.
Note: To conserve battery life, turn off Voice Control when you’re not using it.
4. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Done, then
] to select it.
press the Shutter button [
5.Say a command from List of Voice Commands (page 29).
LIST OF VOICE COMMANDS
Two types of commands are available with Voice Control:
• Action commands let you immediately capture video or photos.
For example, if you just stopped recording video, you can say the
command to take a photo or begin capturing time lapse—without
having to first change the mode.
• Mode commands are useful if you want to select a mode and then use
the Shutter button [
] to capture.
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Action Command
Description
GoPro start recording
Starts capturing video
GoPro HiLight
Adds a HiLight Tag to video
during recording
That was sick
Adds a HiLight Tag to video
during recording
GoPro stop recording
Stops capturing video
GoPro take a photo
Captures a single photo
GoPro shoot burst
Captures burst photos
GoPro start time lapse
Starts capturing time lapse
GoPro stop time lapse
Stops capturing time lapse
GoPro turn off
Powers off the camera
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CONTROLLING YOUR GOPRO WITH
YOUR VOICE
Mode Command
Description
GoPro Video mode
Changes the camera mode to Video
(does not capture video)
GoPro Photo mode
Changes the camera mode to Photo
mode (does not capture photos)
GoPro Burst mode
Changes the camera mode to Burst
mode (does not capture burst photos)
GoPro Time Lapse mode
Changes the camera mode to
Time Lapse (does not capture time
lapse photos)
For the most updated list of commands, visit gopro.com/help.
PRO TIP: If you are recording video or time lapse, you must stop
recording before issuing a new command.
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CONTROLLING YOUR GOPRO WITH
YOUR VOICE
CHANGING YOUR VOICE CONTROL LANGUAGE
] repeatedly until you get to Settings
1. Press the Mode button [
[
], then press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
2. Press the Shutter button [
] repeatedly until you get to Voice
].
Control [
3. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Voice
Control Language [
], then press the Shutter button [
] to
select a new language.
4. Press the Mode button [
] to highlight Done, then press the
] to select it.
Shutter button [
TURNING OFF VOICE CONTROL
1. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Settings
[
], then press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
] repeatedly until you get to Voice
2. Press the Shutter button [
Control [
].
], then press the Shutter button [
3. Press the Mode button [
]
to turn off Voice Control.
4. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Done, then
press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
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PLAYING BACK YOUR CONTENT
CONNECTING TO OTHER DEVICES
You can play back your content on a computer or mobile device.
CONNECTING TO THE GoPro app
The GoPro app lets you control your camera remotely using a smartphone
or tablet. Features include full camera control, live preview, playback and
sharing of content, and camera software updates.
VIEWING VIDEOS AND PHOTOS ON A COMPUTER
To play back your video and photos on a computer, you must first
transfer these files to a computer. For details, see Offloading Your
Content (page 35).
You can also insert the microSD cards directly into a computer.
VIEWING VIDEOS AND PHOTOS ON A MOBILE DEVICE
1. Connect your camera to GoPro app. For details, see Connecting to
Other Devices (page 33).
2. Use the controls on the app to play back your footage on your
smartphone/tablet. You can move the device itself or navigate with
the touch screen to explore the full 360 image.
PRO TIP: While playing back your video with the GoPro app, you can
mark the best moments by tapping [ ] to add a HiLight Tag.
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Connecting to the GoPro App for the First Time
1. Download the GoPro app to your mobile device from the Apple© App
Store© or Google Play™.
2. Follow the app's on-screen instructions to connect your camera.
Reconnecting to the GoPro App
After connecting to the GoPro app for the first time, you can connect in
the future through the Connections menu [
] on the camera.
1. Turn on your camera’s wireless:
] repeatedly until you get to
a. Press the Mode button [
] to select it.
Settings [
], then press the Shutter button [
] repeatedly until you get to
b. Press the Shutter button [
Connections [
].
c. Press the Mode button [
] to highlight Turn On, then press
] to select it.
the Shutter button [
d. Press the Mode button [
] to highlight Yes, then press the
Shutter button [
] to turn on wireless.
e. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Done,
then press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
2. In the GoPro app, follow the on-screen instructions to connect
your camera.
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CONNECTING TO OTHER DEVICES
OFFLOADING YOUR CONTENT
CONNECTING TO THE SMART REMOTE OR REMO
For details about connecting Fusion to the Smart Remote or Remo
(Waterproof Voice Activated Remote), see the user manual for the device
at gopro.com/help.
Fusion Studio is free GoPro software that lets you import, stitch, trim,
and share your spherical content. Although Fusion video is captured with
a Spherical FOV, the Overcapture feature lets you extract a high-quality
1080p30 video that is optimized for flat screens.
CONNECTING TO BLUETOOTH DEVICES
You can connect your GoPro to Bluetooth devices that track statistics
about your activity. That data is then automatically added to your video to
create a more engaging record of your activity.
OFFLOADING YOUR CONTENT TO A COMPUTER
To play back your video and photos on a computer or mass storage
device, you must first transfer these files to a computer. Transferring
also frees up space on your microSD cards for new content.
1. Download and install Fusion Studio from gopro.com/apps.
2. Connect the camera to your computer using the included
USB-C cable.
3. Power on the camera and follow the on-screen instructions in the
software to view and stitch your content.
1. Connect your camera to the GoPro app. For details, see Connecting
to the GoPro App (page 33).
2. In the app, open the camera’s settings, then tap Bluetooth Devices.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
SELECTING A DIFFERENT CONNECTION SPEED
By default, your GoPro uses the 5GHz Wi-Fi band to connect to other
devices. This band provides faster transfer speed than the 2.4GHz band.
The transfer speed affects how long it takes for your video and photos to
be copied to your phone.
To use the 5GHz band, your phone and region must also work with that
band. Otherwise, you can change the Wi-Fi band on your GoPro to
2.4GHz.
1. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Settings
[
], then press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
2. Press the Shutter button [
] repeatedly until you get to
Connections [
].
] to highlight Band.
3. Press the Mode button [
4. Press the Shutter button [
] to select 2.4GHz.
5.Press the Mode button [
] to highlight Done, then press the
Shutter button [
] to select it.
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OFFLOADING YOUR CONTENT USING A CARD READER
You must use a card reader to offload RAW photos.
1. Download and install Fusion Studio from gopro.com/apps.
2. For each microSD card, complete these steps:
a. Insert a microSD card into a card reader, then connect the card
reader to the computer.
b. Use your computer’s file explorer to manually transfer the files
from the card to your computer.
3. Open Fusion Studio and follow the on-screen instructions to view and
stitch your content.
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VIDEO MODE: CAPTURE MODE
VIDEO MODE: SETTINGS
Video mode contains one capture mode: Video (default). For details about
how to change settings, see Changing Modes and Settings (page 17).
VIDEO RESOLUTION
Video resolution (RES) refers to the number of horizontal lines in the
video. For example, 3K means that the video has 3000 horizontal lines,
each with a width of 1504 pixels. Higher numbers of lines and pixels
result in greater detail and clarity. So, a video with resolution of 5.2K is
considered higher quality than 3K because it consists of 4992 lines, each
with a width of 2496 pixels.
VIDEO
This capture mode records video. The default resolution is 5.2K30. For
more information, see these topics:
Fusion Video Resolutions (page 39)
Protune (page 50)
5.2K
3K
1080p
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VIDEO MODE: SETTINGS
Use this table to help you determine the best resolution for your activity.
FRAMES PER SECOND (FPS)
Frames per second (FPS) refers to the number of video frames that are
captured in each second.
Video Resolution
Best Use
5.2K30
Beautiful high-resolution content. Enables
1080p30 OverCapture videos with the
traditional GoPro look and feel. Results in a
large viewing area, so is recommended for most
situations.
3K60
High frame rate yields the smoothest, most
immersive results for capturing fast-action
activities. Enables 720p60 fixed-frame
OverCapture videos. This FPS gives you the
most natural playback in head-mounted displays
(HMDs) and enables slow motion during editing.
When selecting a resolution and FPS combination, consider the activity
that you want to capture. For more details, see Video Resolution (page
37).
ASPECT RATIO
Fusion video resolutions are captured with a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the
standard for televisions and editing programs.
FIELD OF VIEW (FOV)
The field of view (FOV) refers to how much of the scene (measured in
degrees) can be captured through the camera lens. The FOV for all Fusion
video is Spherical, which captures a full 360 view.
FUSION VIDEO RESOLUTIONS
Video
Resolution
(RES)
FPS (NTSC/PAL)*
FOV
Screen
Resolution
5.2K
(default)
30/25
Spherical
4992X2496
3K
60/50
Spherical
3000X1504
*
NTSC and PAL refer to the video format, which depends on the region that you are in.
For more information, see Video Format (page 54).
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VIDEO MODE: SETTINGS
PHOTO MODE: CAPTURE MODES
HIGH RESOLUTIONS/HIGH FRAME RATES
When capturing video at high resolutions or high frame rates in warm
ambient temperatures, the camera may become warm and use more
power.
Photo mode contains three capture modes: Single (default), Night,
and Burst. All photos are captured at 18MP with a Spherical FOV. Each
capture mode has its own settings. For details about how to change
settings, see Changing Modes and Settings (page 17).
In addition, lack of airflow around the camera and using the camera
with the GoPro app further increase camera temperature and power
consumption, and decrease camera recording time.
SINGLE
Single captures a single photo when you press the Shutter button. For
more information, see these topics:
Your camera was designed to identify conditions of overheating and shuts
down when needed. If the camera gets too hot, a message appears on
the screen indicating that the camera is shutting down. For details, see
Important Messages (page 56).
When recording in high-performance video modes, capture shorter
video clips when in stationary use, and/or limit your use of features that
increase power consumption, such as the GoPro app. To control your
camera remotely at higher temperatures, use a GoPro remote or Remo
(Waterproof Voice Activated Remote) (both sold separately) instead of
the GoPro app.
RAW Format (page 43)
Protune (page 50)
NIGHT
Night captures photos in dim to dark light. The shutter remains open
longer to let in more light in dark environments, so Night photo is not
recommended for handheld shots or mounted shots where the camera
might move during exposure. For more information, see these topics:
Shutter (Night Photo) (page 42)
Protune (page 50)
PROTUNE
Protune is available for the Video capture mode. For details about Protune
settings, see Protune (page 50).
BURST
Burst captures up to 30 photos in 1 second, so it is perfect for capturing
fast-moving activities. For more information, see these topics:
Rate (page 42)
Protune (page 50)
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PHOTO MODE: SETTINGS
RATE
PHOTO MODE: SETTINGS
RAW FORMAT
This setting applies only to Burst. Available rates:
• 30 photos in 1, 2, 3, or 6 seconds
• 10 photos in 1, 2, or 3 seconds
• 5 photos in 1 second
• 3 photos in 1 second
The default rate is 30 photos in 1 second.
SHUTTER (NIGHT PHOTO)
Within Photo mode, Shutter applies only to Night Photo. This setting lets
you determine the amount of time that the shutter is open. The options
for this setting are Auto, and 2, 5, 10, 20, and 30 seconds. The default
option is 2 seconds.
Settings
Examples
Auto (up to 2 sec)
Sunrise, sunset, dawn, dusk, twilight, night
2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec
Dawn, dusk, twilight, traffic at night, Ferris
wheel, fireworks, light painting
20 sec
Night sky (with light)
30 sec
Night stars, Milky Way (complete darkness)
When this setting is turned on, all photos are captured with an
accompanying .jpg image for immediate viewing on your camera
or sharing with the GoPro app. RAW photos are saved as .gpr files,
which are based on the Adobe .dng format. These files can be used in
Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), version 9.7 or later. You can also use Adobe
Photoshop Lightroom CC (2015.7 release or later) and Adobe Photoshop
Lightroom 6 (version 6.7 or later).
RAW Format is available only for the Photo capture mode. The options for
this setting are Off (default) and On.
PRO TIP: Photos in .gpr format are captured in the same location and
with the same file name as .jpg files. To access them, insert your microSD
cards into a card reader and locate the files with your computer’s file
explorer.
PROTUNE
Within Photo mode, Protune is available for all capture modes (Photo,
Night, and Burst). For details about Protune settings, see Protune (page
50).
PRO TIP: To reduce the amount of blur when using Night photo, mount
your camera on the Fusion Grip tripod or other surface that is stable and
cannot move.
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TIME LAPSE MODE: CAPTURE MODES
TIME LAPSE MODE: CAPTURE MODES
Time Lapse mode contains three capture modes: Time Lapse Video,
Time Lapse Photo (default), and Night Lapse Photo. Each capture mode
has its own settings. For details about how to change settings, see
Changing Modes and Settings (page 17).
NIGHT LAPSE PHOTO
Night Lapse Photo captures a series of photos at set intervals when there
is minimal light. The shutter remains open longer to let in more light in
dark environments.
TIME LAPSE VIDEO
Time Lapse Video creates video from frames captured at specific
intervals. This option lets you capture a time lapse event and immediately
view or share it as a video. Time Lapse Video is available in both
resolutions and is captured without audio.
For Night Lapse Photo, the default Interval is Auto and the default Shutter
setting is 2 seconds. For more information, see these topics:
The default resolution for Time Lapse Video is 5.2K30, with the default
interval set at 0.5 second. For more information, see these topics:
Shutter (Time Lapse) (page 49)
Interval (Time Lapse) (page 47)
Protune (page 50)
Fusion Video Resolutions (page 39)
Interval (Time Lapse) (page 47)
TIME LAPSE PHOTO
Time Lapse Photo captures a series of photos at specified intervals. Use
this mode to capture photos of any activity, then choose the best ones
later.
The default interval for Time Lapse Photo is set at 0.5 second. For more
information, see these topics:
Interval (Time Lapse) (page 47)
Protune (page 50)
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TIME LAPSE MODE: SETTINGS
TIME LAPSE VIDEO RESOLUTION AND FOV
Video resolution (RES) refers to the number of horizontal lines in the
video. For example, 3K means that the video has 3000 horizontal lines,
each with a width of 1504 pixels. Higher numbers of lines and pixels
result in greater detail and clarity. So, a video with resolution of 5.2K is
considered higher quality than 3K because it consists of 5228 lines, each
with a width of 2624 pixels.
The field of view (FOV) refers to how much of the scene (measured in
degrees) can be captured through the camera lens.
Time Lapse Video is available in all resolutions.
FIELD OF VIEW (FOV) FOR TIME LAPSE
The FOV for all time lapse capture modes is Spherical.
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TIME LAPSE MODE: SETTINGS
INTERVAL (TIME LAPSE)
The Interval setting determines the amount of time that passes between
each captured frame.
Time Lapse Photo and Time Lapse Video Intervals
Available intervals for Time Lapse Video are 0.5 (default), 1, 2, 5, 10, 30,
and 60 seconds.
Interval
Examples
0.5-2 seconds
Surfing, biking or other sport
2 seconds
Busy street corner
5-10 seconds
Clouds or outdoor scenes with long durations
10-60 seconds
Lengthy activities, such as construction or
artwork
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TIME LAPSE MODE: SETTINGS
Night Lapse Photo Interval
Interval determines the rate at which photos are captured. Night Lapse
intervals are Auto, 4, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 30 seconds, and 1, 2, 5, 30, and
60 minutes.
Auto (default) causes the Interval to match the Shutter setting. For
example, if Shutter is set to 10 seconds and Interval is set to Auto, your
camera captures a photo every 10 seconds. Photos are captured at 18MP.
TIME LAPSE MODE: SETTINGS
SHUTTER (TIME LAPSE)
Within Time Lapse mode, this setting applies only to Night Lapse Photo.
Shutter lets you determine the amount of time that the shutter is open.
The default option is 2 seconds.
Use this table to help you select the most appropriate setting for
your activity:
Interval
Examples
Settings
Examples
Auto
Great for all exposures. Captures as quickly as
possible, depending on the Shutter setting.
Auto (up to 2 sec)
Sunrise, sunset, dawn, dusk, twilight, night
4-5 seconds
Evening city scene, street lighting, or scenes
with movement
2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec
Dawn, dusk, twilight, traffic at night, Ferris
wheel, fireworks, light painting
10-15 seconds
Dim lighting with slow scene changes, like night
clouds with a bright moon
15 sec, 20 sec
Night sky (with light)
30 sec
Night stars, Milky Way (complete darkness)
20-30 seconds
Very low light or very slow scene changes, like
stars with minimal ambient or street light
PRO TIP: To reduce the amount of blur when using Night Lapse Photo,
mount your camera on the Fusion Grip tripod or other surface that is
stable and cannot move.
PROTUNE
Within Time Lapse mode, Protune is available for Time Lapse Photo
and Night Lapse Photo. For details about Protune settings, see Protune
(page 50).
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PROTUNE
Protune unlocks the camera’s full potential, yielding stunning image
quality and cinema-caliber video and photos optimized for professional
productions. Protune gives content creators more flexibility and workflow
efficiency than ever before.
Protune is compatible with professional color correction tools,
Fusion Studio, and other video and photo editing software.
Protune enables manual control of ISO and EV Comp for advanced control
and customization of your video footage and photos.
PROTUNE
Protune is available as an advanced setting for supported capture modes.
The options for this setting are Off (default) and On. When Protune is on,
] appears on the camera screens.
[
Protune is not available for Time Lapse Video. Protune is available for all
video and photo resolutions.
Changes that you make to Protune settings in one capture mode apply
only to that capture mode. For example, changing the EV Comp for Night
Photo does not affect EV Comp for Burst photos.
PROTUNE
ISO
ISO determines the camera’s sensitivity to light, and creates a tradeoff
between brightness and resulting image noise. Image noise refers to the
degree of graininess in the image.
In low light, higher ISO values result in brighter images, but with greater
image noise. Lower values result in lower image noise, but darker images.
When you change this setting, the touch display immediately shows you
the effect on your image.
ISO values for photos:
100
400
800
Brighter image
Greater image noise
ISO values for video:
400
Darker image
Lower image noise
50
200
Darker image
Lower image noise
1600
6400
Brighter image
Greater image noise
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PROTUNE
CUSTOMIZING YOUR GOPRO
ISO behavior depends on the Shutter setting:
• Shutter set to Auto: The ISO that you select is used as the maximum
ISO value. The ISO value that is applied might be lower, depending on
the lighting conditions. Available ISO values are 6400, 3200, 1600, 1200,
800, 400.
• Shutter not set to Auto: The ISO that you select is used as the
] at the bottom of the screen
maximum ISO value, unless you tap [
to lock the value. Available ISO values are 6400, 3200, 1600, 1200, 800,
and 400.
From changing the beep volume to turning off the status lights, you can
set up your camera to work the way that you want.
EXPOSURE VALUE COMPENSATION (EV COMP)
Exposure Value Compensation affects the brightness of your video or
photo. Adjusting this setting can improve image quality when shooting in
environments with contrasting lighting conditions.
Options for this setting range from -2.0 to +2.0. The default setting is 0.
Higher values result in brighter images.
PRO TIP: Exposure Value Compensation adjusts brightness within the
existing ISO setting. If brightness has already reached the ISO setting in
a low-light environment, increasing the Exposure Value Compensation
does not have any effect. To continue increasing the brightness, select a
higher ISO value.
RESET
This option resets all Protune settings to their default values.
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CHANGING PREFERENCES
1. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Settings
[
], then press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
] repeatedly until you get to
2. Press the Shutter button [
Preferences [
].
] repeatedly until you get to the setting
3. Press the Mode button [
that you want to change.
4. Press the Shutter button [
] to select a new option.
5.Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Done, then
press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
BEEP VOLUME
Sets the volume of your GoPro's alerts. The options are Off, Low,
Medium, and High (default).
LED
Sets which status lights blink. The options are All On (default) and All Off.
PRO TIP: Turn the status lights off if you are capturing in an area with
windows or mirrors that might cause reflection in the shot.
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CUSTOMIZING YOUR GOPRO
DATE
CUSTOMIZING YOUR GOPRO
STATUS SCREEN LIGHT
TIME
The time and date are automatically updated when you connect your
camera to the GoPro app or Fusion Studio. However, you can manually
change these settings, if needed.
Controls the backlight on the status screen. The options are On (default)
and Off.
AUTO-ROTATION
Note: If the battery is removed from the camera for an extended period of time, you
must reset the date and time (automatically or manually).
GPS
Captures the location where your video and photos were taken. To see
this information, view the video or photos on a compatible desktop or
mobile application. For details, visit gopro.com/help.
This setting is available only when you connect Fusion to the GoPro app.
For details, see Connecting to the GoPro App (page 33).
Determines the orientation of your video or photos to help you prevent
upside down footage. This setting is available only when you connect
Fusion to the GoPro app. For details, see Connecting to the GoPro App
(page 33).
Setting
Description
Auto
(Auto Image Rotation) Camera automatically
selects Up or Down, based on the orientation
of the camera when recording begins. Ensures
that your resulting image is always right-side up.
Up (default)
Camera is set to always capture in right-side
up orientation.
Down
Camera is set to always capture in upside
down orientation.
VIDEO FORMAT
Sets the regional frame rates that your camera uses for recording and
playing back video on a TV/HDTV. Selecting the appropriate option for
your region helps prevent flicker when capturing video indoors.
Setting
Description
NTSC (default)
Select this option to play back your
video on an NTSC TV (most televisions
in North America)
PAL
Select this option to play back your video
on a PAL TV (most televisions outside of
North America)
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LANGUAGE
Sets the language that appears on the camera. This setting is available
only when you connect Fusion to the GoPro app. For details, see
Connecting to the GoPro App (page 33).
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IMPORTANT MESSAGES
RESETTING YOUR GOPRO
Fusion alerts you whenever there is an issue with the camera or microSD
cards. The most important messages that you might see are listed below.
RESTARTING YOUR GOPRO
If your camera is not responding, press and hold the Mode button [
for 8 seconds to shut down the camera and then restart it. All settings
are retained.
TEMPERATURE MESSAGE
TOO HOT SHUTTING
DOWN
A message appears on the status screen when the
camera becomes too hot and needs to cool down.
Simply let it sit and cool before attempting to use
it again. Your camera was designed to identify
conditions of overheating and shuts down when
needed.
FILE REPAIR ICON
FILE
DAMAGED
If recording stopped abruptly and the video file
was not properly saved, the file might become
corrupted. If this happens, the camera displays a
FILE DAMAGED message. Press the Shutter button
to repair the file. When this process is finished, you
receive a message stating whether the repair was
successful or failed. Press any button to continue
using the camera.
MICROSD CARD MESSAGES
NO SD
No card present. The camera requires a microSD,
microSDHC or microSDXC card (sold separately) to
capture videos and photos. The message indicates
which card is missing.
SD CARDS
FULL
The cards are full. Delete some files or insert different
cards.
SD ERROR
The camera is unable to read the card formatting.
Reformat the cards in the camera.
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]
RESETTING ALL SETTINGS TO THE DEFAULTS
This option resets all of your camera settings to the defaults, except Date,
Time, and your camera’s username and password.
1. Connect Fusion to the GoPro app.
2. Open the settings, and then tap Reset Defaults. For details, see
Connecting to Other Devices (page 33).
RESETTING THE CONNECTIONS
This option clears your connections list and resets the camera's
password. If you reset the connections, you must reconnect any desired
devices to your GoPro.
1. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Settings
[
], then press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
2. Press the Shutter button [
] repeatedly until you get to
].
Connections [
3. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Reset, then
press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
4. Press the Mode button [
] to highlight Reset, then press the
Shutter button [
] to select it. Fusion automatically resets the
connections and powers off.
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RESETTING YOUR GOPRO
MOUNTING
RESTORING FACTORY SETTINGS
Follow the steps below to reset all settings and the camera’s password,
and unregister the camera from your GoPro Plus account. This option is
useful if you are reselling your camera and want to reset it to its original
state.
ATTACHING YOUR CAMERA TO Fusion Mounts
The Fusion Mounts make it easy to attach the camera to curved and flat
surfaces of bikes, vehicles, and gear. Fusion is waterproof to 16ft (5m)
with the doors closed—no additional housing is needed when using the
camera in or around water.
1. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Settings
[
], then press the Shutter button [
] to select it.
2. Press the Shutter button [
] repeatedly until you get to
].
Preferences [
3. Press the Mode button [
] repeatedly until you get to Reset, then
] to select it.
press the Shutter button [
4. Press the Mode button [
] to highlight Reset, then press the
Shutter button [
] to select it. Fusion automatically restores the
factory settings and restarts.
Restoring factory settings does not erase all content from your microSD
card. To clear your microSD card, see Reformatting Your microSD Cards
(page 9).
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Curved Fusion Mount
Flat Fusion Mount
1. Adhere the Fusion Mount to a dry, clean, smooth surface. Be sure to
follow the Mounting Guidelines (page 60).
2. Use the thumb screw to attach the mounting fingers on Fusion to
the mount.
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MOUNTING
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 only to clean, dry surfaces. 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.
• 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 a camera tether (sold separately) for
added security to keep your camera afloat.
MOUNTING
WARNING: The Curved Fusion Mount is not recommended
for helmet mounting. To mount Fusion on a helmet, use the
Curved Adhesive Mount and Mounting Buckle. These items
are available in the Grab Bag, sold separately at gopro.com.
To avoid injury, do not use a tether when mounting the camera
on a helmet. Do not mount the camera directly on skis or
snowboards.
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.
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MOUNTING
MOUNTING
REMOVING THE MOUNTING FINGERS
Removing the mounting fingers lets you rest Fusion on the bottom of the
camera.
1. Flip up the tabs on the mounting fingers.
RE-ATTACHING THE MOUNTING FINGERS
The mounting fingers let you attach Fusion to GoPro mounts.
1. Slide the mounting fingers into the camera.
2. Press the tabs into place.
2. Slide the mounting fingers out of the camera.
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REMOVING THE SIDE DOOR
REMOVING THE SIDE DOOR
In some situations, such as when capturing content while charging Fusion,
it might be useful to remove the side door to access the USB-C port.
REATTACHING THE SIDE DOOR
1. Hold down the Latch Release button and extend the tab on the door.
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
1. Hold down the Latch Release button and slide the door open.
2. Pull the door off of the camera.
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2. Press the tab onto the small silver bar.
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MAINTENANCE
Follow these guidelines to get the best performance from your camera:
• Always store the camera in the Fusion Case when not in use. The
lenses are exposed to capture spherical content and are unprotected.
Scratches to the lenses are not covered under the warranty.
• To protect the lenses from damage, do not rest Fusion on its front or
back side. Be sure the lenses are not resting against any surface.
MAINTENANCE
• 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.
• For best audio performance, shake the camera or blow on the
mics 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 salt water, rinse the camera with fresh water, and
dry with a soft cloth.
• To clean the lenses, wipe them with a soft, lint-free cloth. If debris
becomes lodged between the lens and the trim ring, flush it out with
water or air. Do not insert foreign objects around the lens.
• When Fusion is not in use, be sure to store it in the Fusion Case to
protect the lenses from damage.
• The camera is waterproof to 16ft (5m)—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 fresh water and dry it with
a cloth.
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BATTERY INFORMATION
BATTERY INFORMATION
MAXIMIZING BATTERY LIFE
A message appears on the status screen if the battery drops below 10%.
If the battery reaches 0% while recording, the camera saves the file and
powers off.
BATTERY STORAGE AND HANDLING
The camera contains sensitive components, including the battery. Avoid
exposing your camera to very cold or very hot temperatures. Low or high
temperature conditions may temporarily shorten the battery life or cause
the camera to temporarily stop working properly. Avoid dramatic changes
in temperature or humidity when using the camera, as condensation may
form on or within the camera.
To maximize battery life, follow these guidelines when possible:
• Turn off Wireless
• Turn off GPS
• Turn off Protune
• Use QuikCapture (page 24)
RECORDING WHILE CHARGING
Using the USB-C cable that came with your camera, you can capture
video and photos while the camera is plugged in to a USB charging
adapter, the GoPro Supercharger, another GoPro charger, or the GoPro
Portable Power Pack. Although the battery does not charge during
recording, you can use one of the above methods to power the camera
and obtain extended recording time. When you stop recording, charging
resumes. (You cannot record while charging the camera through a
computer.)
NOTICE: Because the side door is open during charging, the camera is
not waterproof in this situation.
WARNING: Using a wall charger other than a GoPro charging
device can damage the GoPro camera battery and could
result in fire or leakage. With the exception of the GoPro
Supercharger (sold separately), only use chargers marked:
Output 5V 1-3A. If you do not know the voltage and current
of your charger, use the included USB cable to charge the
camera from your computer.
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Do not dry the camera or battery with an external heat source such as a
microwave oven or hair dryer. Damage to the camera or battery caused by
contact with liquid inside the camera is not covered under the warranty.
Do not store your battery with metal objects, such as coins, keys or
necklaces. If the battery terminals come in contact with metal objects,
this may cause a fire.
Do not make any unauthorized alterations to the camera. Doing so may
compromise safety, regulatory compliance, performance, and may void
the warranty.
WARNING: Do not drop, disassemble, open, crush, bend,
deform, puncture, shred, microwave, incinerate or paint the
camera or battery. Do not insert foreign objects into the
battery opening on the camera. Do not use the camera or
the battery if it has been damaged—for example, if cracked,
punctured or harmed by water. Disassembling or puncturing
the battery can cause an explosion or fire.
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BATTERY INFORMATION
TROUBLESHOOTING
BATTERY DISPOSAL
Most rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are classified as non-hazardous
waste and are safe for disposal in the normal municipal waste stream.
Many localities have laws in place requiring battery recycling. Check your
local laws to make sure that you can dispose of rechargeable batteries
in your regular trash. To safely dispose of lithium-ion batteries, protect
terminals from exposure to other metal with packing, masking or electrical
tape so they do not cause a fire while being transported.
MY GOPRO WON'T POWER ON
Make sure your GoPro is charged. To charge your camera, use the
included USB-C cable and a computer. You can also use GoPro's
Supercharger or USB-compatible Wall Charger or Auto Charger (all sold
separately) or any charging device marked with output 5V 1-3A.
Lithium-ion batteries, however, do contain recyclable materials and
are accepted for recycling by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corporation’s (RBRC) Battery Recycling Program. We encourage you
to visit Call2Recycle at call2recycle.org or call 1-800-BATTERY in North
America to find a convenient recycling location.
Never dispose of a battery in a fire because it may explode.
WARNING: Only use manufacturer-recommended
replacement batteries for your camera.
MY GOPRO WON'T RESPOND WHEN I PRESS A BUTTON
See Restarting Your GoPro (page 57).
PLAYBACK ON MY COMPUTER IS CHOPPY
Choppy playback is typically not a problem with the file. If your footage
skips, one of these situations is likely the cause:
• Using an incompatible video player. Not all video players support
the H.264 codec. For best results, download the latest version of
Fusion Studio for free at gopro.com/apps.
• The computer does not meet the minimum requirements for playback.
The higher the resolution and frame rate of your video, the harder the
computer has to work to play it back. Make sure that your computer
meets the minimum requirements for the playback software.
I FORGOT MY CAMERA’S USERNAME OR PASSWORD
See Locating Your Camera’s Username and Password (page 14).
I DON’T KNOW WHAT SOFTWARE VERSION I HAVE
Go to Preferences, then select About. For details, see Locating Your
Software Version (page 14).
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TROUBLESHOOTING
CUSTOMER SUPPORT
I CAN’T FIND MY CAMERA’S SERIAL NUMBER
The camera’s serial number is listed in several places:
• In Preferences > About (the serial number automatically appears after
the camera name and password)
• Next to the USB-C port
• On your camera’s microSD card (in the version.txt file in the
MSC folder)
GoPro is dedicated to providing the best possible service. To reach GoPro
Customer Support, visit gopro.com/help.
MY LENS IS DAMAGED
Contact Customer Support at gopro.com/help for details about where
to send your camera for repair.
GoPro, HERO and their respective logos are trademarks or registered
trademarks of GoPro, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
© 2017 GoPro, Inc. All rights reserved. Made in China. Hecho en China.
For patent information, visit gopro.com/patents. GoPro, Inc., 3000
Clearview Way, San Mateo CA 94402 | GoPro GmbH, Floessergasse 2,
81369 Munich, Germany
For more answers to commonly asked questions, see gopro.com/help.
TRADEMARKS
REGULATORY INFORMATION
To see the complete list of country certifications, refer to the Important
Product + Safety Instructions included with your camera or visit
gopro.com/help.
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