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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Your HERO5 Session
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Important Messages
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Getting Started
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Resetting Your Camera
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QuikCapture
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Mounting Your Camera
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Camera Icons
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Removing the Door
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Changing Modes + Settings
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Maintenance
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Capturing Video
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Battery
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Capturing Photos
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Troubleshooting
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Capturing Time Lapse Content
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Customer Support
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Controlling Your Camera with Your Voice
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Trademarks
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Playing Back Your Content
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Regulatory Information
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Offloading Your Content
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Accessing All Modes and Settings
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Video Mode
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Photo Mode
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Time Lapse Mode
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Protune
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Customizing Your Camera
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YOUR HERO5 SESSION
GETTING STARTED
CHARGING THE BATTERY
For the best experience with your new camera, we recommend fully
charging the battery before first use.
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1. Camera Status Screen
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2. Shutter Button [
3. Microphone
4. Camera Status Light
5.USB-C Port
6. microSD Card Slot
7. Menu Button
1. Open the door.
2. Charge the battery using the
included USB cable.
Note: The battery cannot be removed from the camera.
The camera status lights turn on during charging and turn off when
charging is complete. When charging with a computer, be sure that the
computer is connected to a power source. If the camera status light does
not turn on, use a different USB port.
The battery charges to 100% in about 2 hours. For more battery
information, see Battery (page 70).
PRO TIP: For fastest charging, use GoPro’s Supercharger (sold
separately). You can charge your camera with a USB-compatible wall
charger or auto charger.
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GETTING STARTED
GETTING STARTED
2. Connect your camera to your smartphone/tablet or computer. If an
update is available, the app provides instructions for installing it.
You can also update your camera manually using the microSD card and a
card reader/adapter (sold separately). For details and information about
the latest software version, visit gopro.com/update.
INSERTING + REMOVING MICROSD CARDS
• Insert the card (sold separately) at a downward angle with the label
facing down.
• To remove the card, press it into the slot with your fingernail and it will
pop out.
Use brand name memory cards that meet these requirements:
• microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC
• Class 10 or UHS-I rating
PRO TIP: To see your current software version, press the Menu button.
Your camera scrolls through several settings, including the version number.
POWERING ON + OFF
HERO5 Session™ powers on when you press
] to begin capturing
the Shutter button [
video or time lapse.
The camera automatically powers off to
conserve battery power when you press the
Shutter button to stop capturing or after a
period of inactivity.
For a list of the recommended cards, visit gopro.com/workswithgopro.
NOTICE: Use care when handling memory cards. Avoid liquids, dust, and
debris. As a precaution, power off the camera before inserting or removing
the card. Check manufacturer guidelines regarding use in acceptable
temperature ranges.
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. When you
connect to the Capture app or Quik for desktop, you are automatically
notified if an update is available.
1. Download these apps:
• Capture from the Apple© App Store© or Google Play™
• Quik for desktop from gopro.com/apps
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PRO TIP: When carrying your camera in a bag or pocket, place the camera
upside down in a frame (with the Shutter button covered) to protect the
camera from accidentally capturing video or photos. To prevent the frame
from marking the surface of the camera, leave the latch on the frame open.
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.
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.
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GETTING STARTED
QUIKCAPTURE
DISPLAYING STATUS INFO
Press the Menu button to cycle through status information about
your camera.
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1. Remaining microSD card
memory for each mode
2. Mode
3. Settings
4. Protune status (not shown)
5. Spot Meter status (not shown)
6. Video Stabilization status
(not shown)
7. Wireless status
8. Battery status
9. Voice Control status
Note: The icons and settings that appear on the camera status screen vary by mode.
Those shown above are for Video mode.
QuikCapture is the fastest way to capture video or time lapse content
with HERO5 Session. Because the camera is powered on only when it is
recording, you also conserve battery power.
CAPTURING VIDEO WITH QUIKCAPTURE
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1. With the camera powered off, press the Shutter button [
Your camera powers on, beeps several times, and begins recording in
the video capture mode that you last used (Video, Video + Photo, or
Looping). The camera status lights blink while the camera is recording.
2. To stop recording, press the Shutter button again.
The camera stops recording, beeps several times, and automatically
powers off to maximize battery life.
CAPTURING TIME LAPSE CONTENT WITH QUIKCAPTURE
1. With the camera powered off, press and hold the Shutter button
[
] for a few seconds until recording begins.
Your camera powers on, beeps several times, and begins recording in
the time lapse capture mode that you last used (Time Lapse Photos,
Time Lapse Video, or Night Lapse). The camera status lights blink while
the camera is recording.
2. To stop recording, press the Shutter button again.
The camera stops recording, beeps several times, and automatically
powers off to maximize battery life.
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CAMERA ICONS
Auto Low Light
Language
Time Lapse Photos
Auto-Rotation
LEDs
Time Lapse Video
Beeps
Looping
Video
Burst Photos
Megapixels
Video + Photo
Color
Night Lapse Photo
Video Format
Date/Time
Night Photo
Video Resolution
Delete
Photo (Single)
Video Stabilization
Exposure Value
Compensation
Protune
White Balance
Rate
Wireless
Field of View
Frames per Second
Interval
ISO Limit
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CAMERA ICONS
Sharpness
Shutter
Spot Meter
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NAVIGATING YOUR GOPRO
CHANGING MODES + SETTINGS
Your HERO5 Session has three modes:
• Video
• Photo
• Time Lapse
CHANGING MODES + SETTINGS
You can change almost all video and photo settings using the buttons on
the camera. To access all settings and modes, see Accessing All Modes and
Settings (page 28).
1. Press the Menu button to turn on the status screen.
2. Press the Menu button repeatedly to move to Camera Settings, then
] to select it.
press the Shutter button [
3. To change the mode, press the Shutter button repeatedly to display
the mode that you want (Video, Time Lapse, or Photo).
Each of those modes has three capture modes.
Mode
Capture mode
Description
Video
Video
Video + Photo
Looping
Capturing Video (page 16)
Photo
Single
Burst
Night
Capturing Photos
(page 18)
Time Lapse
Time Lapse Photo
Capturing Time Lapse
Time Lapse Video
Content (page 20)
Night Lapse Photo
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4. Press the Menu button to move to the next field.
5.Press the Shutter button repeatedly to display the capture mode that
you want.
6. Press the Menu button to move to a setting, then press the Shutter
button to display the option that you want.
],
7. When you are finished, press the Menu button to move to [
then press the Shutter button to confirm the selection.
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CAPTURING VIDEO
In Video mode, HERO5 Session has three capture modes:
Video: Captures video. Available in all resolutions.
Video + Photo: While recording video, captures a photo at
regular intervals. Available in 1440p24, 1080p30, 1080p24, and
720p30.
Looping: Lets you continuously record and save only the
moments that you want to save. Available in 1080p30, 960p100,
720p120, and 720p60.
CAPTURING VIDEO
3. Press the Shutter button. Your camera beeps and the status lights
blink during recording.
4. To stop recording, press the Shutter button again. The camera
stops recording, beeps several times, and automatically powers off to
maximize battery life.
PRO TIP: When the camera is off and you press the Shutter button, the
camera powers on and begins recording in the video mode you used most
recently (Video, Video + Photo, or Looping).
PRO TIP: When the camera is off and you press the Shutter button, the
camera powers on and captures video in the mode that you used most
recently (Video, Video + Photo, or Looping).
CAPTURING VIDEO
The fastest way to capture video content in the same mode you used last
time is to use QuikCapture (page 11). But if you want to change the
video capture mode or settings, follow the steps below.
1. Press the Menu button to turn on the status screen.
2. Select a capture mode (Video, Video + Photo, or Looping) and settings:
a. Press the Menu button repeatedly to move to Camera Settings,
] to select it.
then press the Shutter button [
b. Press the Shutter button repeatedly until you get to the Video
icon [
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c. Press the Menu button to move to the next field, then press the
Shutter button repeatedly to select a capture mode.
d. To change a setting, press the Menu button to move to the
setting, then press the Shutter button repeatedly to display the
option that you want.
e. Press the Menu button to move to [
], then press the Shutter
button to to confirm the selection.
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HILIGHT TAGGING
You can mark specific moments in your video during recording with HiLight
Tags. HiLight Tags make it easy to find the best highlights to share.
To add a HiLight Tag, press the Menu button. HiLight Tags are visible
during playback in Capture or Quik for desktop.
PRO TIP: You can also add HiLight Tags during recording with the Capture
app, Voice Control, or the Smart Remote.
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CAPTURING PHOTOS
In Photo mode, HERO5 Session has three capture modes. Photos are
captured at a resolution of 10MP.
Photo: Captures a single photo.
Burst: Captures up to 30 photos in 1 second, so it is perfect for
capturing the definitive moment in fast-action sports.
Night: Captures photos when the lighting is dark. The shutter
remains open longer to let in more light in dark environments.
CAPTURING PHOTOS
1. Press the Menu button to turn on the status screen.
2. Select a capture mode (Photo, Burst, or Night) and settings:
a. Press the Menu button repeatedly to move to Camera Settings,
] to select it.
then press the Shutter button [
b. Press the Shutter button repeatedly until you get to the Photo
icon [
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c. Press the Menu button to move to the next field, then press the
Shutter button to select a capture mode.
d. To change a setting, press the Menu button to move to the
setting, then press the Shutter button repeatedly to display the
option that you want.
e. Press the Menu button to move to the check mark, then press the
Shutter button to select it.
3. Press the Shutter button. Your camera beeps once, then beeps once
for each photo that is captured. The camera status lights blink while the
camera is capturing photos.
CAPTURING PHOTOS
4. To power off the camera, press the Menu button to move to Exit
Photo Mode, then press the Shutter button to select it.
CAPTURING PHOTOS IN THE MODE THAT YOU USED LAST TIME
To take a photo using the capture mode that you used most recently
(Photo, Burst, or Night), use the shortcut below.
1. Press the Menu button to turn on the status screen.
2. Press the Menu button to move to Enter Photo Mode, then press the
] to select it.
Shutter button [
3. Press the Shutter button. The camera beeps once, then beeps once
for each photo that is captured. The camera status lights blink while the
camera is capturing photos.
4. To power off the camera, press the Menu button to move to Exit
Photo Mode, then press the Shutter button to select it.
Note: To capture continuous photos at a rate of 5 photos per second, select the
Photo capture mode, then hold down the Shutter button. Photos are captured until
you release the button.
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CAPTURING TIME LAPSE CONTENT
In Time Lapse mode, HERO5 Session has three capture modes:
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.
Night Lapse Photo: Captures a series of photos at set intervals
when the lighting is dark. The shutter remains open longer to let
in more light in dark environments.
CAPTURING TIME LAPSE CONTENT
e. Press the Menu button to move to the check mark, then press the
Shutter button to confirm the selection.
3. Press the Shutter button. Your camera beeps once, then beeps once
for each photo that is captured. The camera status lights blink during
capture.
4. To stop capturing, press the Shutter button.
Time Lapse Video: Creates video from frames captured at
specific intervals. Time Lapse Video is available only in 4K, 2.7K
4:3, and 1080p resolutions and is captured without audio
CAPTURING TIME LAPSE CONTENT
The fastest way to capture time lapse content in the capture mode that
you used last time is to use QuikCapture (page 11). But if you want to
change the time lapse capture mode or settings, follow the steps below.
1. Press the Menu button to turn on the status screen.
2. Select a capture mode (Time Lapse Photos, Night Lapse, or Time
Lapse Video) and settings:
a. Press the Menu button repeatedly to move to Camera Settings,
] to select it.
then press the Shutter button [
b. Press the Shutter button repeatedly until you get to the Time
Lapse icon [
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c. Press the Menu button to move to the next field, then press the
Shutter button repeatedly to select a capture mode.
d. To change a setting, press the Menu button to move to the
setting, then press the Shutter button repeatedly to display the
option that you want.
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CONTROLLING YOUR GOPRO WITH
YOUR VOICE
CONTROLLING YOUR GOPRO WITH
YOUR VOICE
You can control your HERO5 Session with your voice using a set of specific
commands (see list below).
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 quickly select a mode and
then use the Shutter button to capture.
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 in close proximity to your GoPro.
Note: When you first turn on your camera, your GoPro allows you to select a voice
control language. You can change your voice control language later through the
Capture app.
1. Press the Menu button to turn on the status screen.
2. Press the Menu button repeatedly to move to Voice Control, then
] to select it.
press the Shutter button [
3. Turn on Voice Control:
a. Press the Shutter button to select On.
b. Press the Menu button to move to the check mark.
c. Press the Shutter button to confirm the selection.
4. Say a command from List of Voice Commands (page 23).
5.Turn off Voice Control:
a. Press the Shutterbutton to select Off.
b. Press the Menu button to move to the check mark.
c. Press the Shutter button to confirm the selection.
PRO TIP: To extend the voice control of your camera in windy and noisy
environments, use Remo (Waterproof Voice Activated Remote). For details,
visit gopro.com.
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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.
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.
PLAYING BACK YOUR CONTENT
PLAYING BACK CONTENT ON A COMPUTER
To play back your video and photos on a computer, you must first offload
these files to a computer.
1. Download and install Quik for desktop from gopro.com/apps.
2. Transfer your files to your computer. For more information, see
Offloading Your Content (page 27).
3. Use the app to play back the files.
PLAYING BACK CONTENT ON A MOBILE DEVICE
1. Connect your camera to Capture. For more information, see Accessing
All Modes and Settings (page 28) .
2. Use the controls on the app to play back your footage on your
smartphone/tablet.
PRO TIP: While playing back your video on a computer or mobile device,
you can add HiLight Tags to mark the best moments. In Capture or
Quik for desktop, tap the HiLight Tag icon.
PRO TIP: If you are recording video or time lapse, you must stop recording
before issuing a new command.
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OFFLOADING YOUR CONTENT
OFFLOADING YOUR CONTENT TO A COMPUTER
To view your video and photos on a computer, you must first transfer these
files to a computer. Transferring also frees up space on your microSD card
for new content.
1. Download and install Quik for desktop from gopro.com/apps.
2. Connect the camera to your computer using the included USB cable.
] to power on the camera and open the
3. Press the Shutter button [
importer in the app.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions in Quik.
PRO TIP: To offload files to a computer using a card reader (sold
separately) and your computer’s file explorer, connect the card reader to
the computer, then insert the microSD card. You can then transfer files to
your computer or delete selected files on your card.
OFFLOADING YOUR CONTENT
2. Connect your camera to a power outlet. When the battery is charged,
automatic upload to the cloud begins.
Note: Once you set up Auto Upload, you do not need to connect your camera to the
Capture app to use this feature.
The files in the cloud are optimized for the web, so might not be full
resolution. To offload files in their full resolution, connect your camera
to the Quik app for desktop and offload the files to your computer.
3. To access content in the cloud from your mobile device, connect to the
Capture app and tap [
] next to the image of your camera.
4. Download the desired content to your phone, then use the Quik app to
edit and share.
PRO TIP: After you subscribe to GoPro Plus, you can use Quik for desktop
to offload your files to your computer. Quik then uploads the files to your
GoPro Plus account.
UPLOADING YOUR CONTENT TO THE CLOUD
With a subscription to GoPro Plus, you can upload your content to the
cloud and then view, edit, and share it from any of your devices. From your
mobile device, use the Quik™ app to edit content from the cloud and share
it with your friends.
Note: When you upload your content to the cloud, your original files remain on your camera.
1. Subscribe to GoPro Plus:
a. Download the Capture app to your mobile device from the Apple®
App Store© or Google Play™.
b. Follow the app’s on-screen instructions to connect your camera.
c. If this is the first time you are connecting to the app, follow the
on-screen instructions to subscribe to GoPro Plus. Otherwise, tap
[
] next the image of your camera and follow the instructions.
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ACCESSING ALL MODES AND SETTINGS
ACCESSING ALL MODES AND SETTINGS
To access all modes and settings, connect your camera to a GoPro
remote (sold separately) or the Capture app. Settings are saved after you
disconnect the camera.
CONNECTING AFTER PAIRING
After connecting your camera to the app or remote for the first time, you
can connect in the future through the Connection Settings menu. On the
camera, press the Menu button to turn on the status screen.
1. Press the Menu button repeatedly to get to Connection Settings, then
] to select it.
press the Shutter button [
2. Press the Shutter button to select Turn On Connection. The Wireless
icon [
] appears on the camera status screen.
CONNECTING TO THE Capture APP
Capture lets you change all modes and camera settings using a smartphone
or tablet. Features include full camera control, live preview, playback and
sharing of content, and camera software updates. To learn more, visit
gopro.com/apps.
Note: When your camera is connected to the app or remote, it remains on in standby
mode after capturing video or photos.
1. Download Capture to your mobile device from the Apple App Store
or Google Play™.
2. Follow the app’s on-screen instructions to connect your camera.
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PAIRING WITH THE REMOTE
The Smart Remote lets you change capture modes and settings, power
your GoPro on/off, start/stop recording, and add HiLight Tags.
TURNING OFF WIRELESS FROM THE CAMERA
When you turn off your camera with the Capture app or a GoPro remote,
wireless remains on so that you can quickly reconnect. To save battery
power, turn off wireless when you are finished using it.
1. Press the Menu button to turn on the status screen.
2. Press the Menu button repeatedly to get to Connection Settings, then
] to select it.
press the Shutter button [
3. Press the Shutter button to select Turn Off Connection. The Wireless
icon [
] disappears from the camera status screen.
Note: HERO5 Session is compatible with the Smart Remote and the Wi-Fi Remote.
1. On the camera, press the Menu button to turn on the status screen.
2. Press the Menu button repeatedly to move to Connection Settings,
] to select it.
then press the Shutter button [
3. Press the Menu button to move to Connect New Device, then press
the Shutter button to select it.
4. Press the Shutter button to display GoPro RC.
5.Press the Menu button to move to the check mark, then press the
Shutter button to confirm the selection. The camera automatically
begins pairing.
6. Put the remote into pairing mode. For more information, see the user
manual for your remote at gopro.com/help.
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VIDEO MODE: CAPTURE MODES
VIDEO MODE: CAPTURE MODES
Video mode contains three capture modes: Video, Video + Photo, and
Looping. Each capture mode has its own settings.
LOOPING VIDEO
Use Looping to you continuously record video, but save only the moments
that you want. For example, if you select a 5-minute interval, only the
previous 5 minutes are saved when you press the Shutter button to stop
recording. If you record for 5 minutes and do not press the Shutter button
to stop recording and save, the camera records a new 5-minute interval by
recording over your previous 5 minutes of footage.
VIDEO
This capture mode is for traditional video capture. The default settings are
1080p30 Wide, with Video Stabilization turned on. For more information,
see these topics:
HERO5 Session Video Resolutions (page 36)
Video Stabilization (page 39)
Interval (Video) (page 40)
Auto Low Light (page 40)
Protune (page 52)
VIDEO + PHOTO
Video + Photo captures photos at set intervals while you record video. The
default settings are 1080p30 Wide, with the interval set at 5 photos per
second. Photos are captured at 10MP with a 4:3 aspect ratio. For more
information, see these topics:
This capture mode is useful when you are recording events that contain
long periods of inactivity that you don’t want to save, such as fishing or
recording from a car dashboard.
The default settings for Looping are 1080p30 Wide, with the interval set
at 5 minutes. Looping is not available in 4K, 2.7K, 2.7K 4:3, and 1440p.
For more information, see these topics:
HERO5 Session Video Resolutions (page 36)
Interval (Video) (page 40)
HERO5 Session Video Resolutions (page 36)
Interval (Video) (page 40)
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VIDEO MODE: SETTINGS
VIDEO MODE: SETTINGS
VIDEO RESOLUTION
Video resolution (RES) refers to the number of horizontal lines in the video.
For example, 720p means that the video has 720 horizontal lines, each with
a width of 1280 pixels. Higher numbers of lines and pixels result in greater
detail and clarity. So, a video with resolution of 4K is considered higher
quality than 720p because it consists of 3840 lines, each with a width of
2160 pixels.
Use this table to help you determine the best resolution for your activity.
Also consider the capabilities of your computer or TV to be sure your
hardware can support the selected resolution.
4K
Best Use
4K
Stunning high-resolution video with professional
low-light performance. 8MP stills available from
video. Recommended for tripod or fixed position
shots.
2.7K
16:9 resolution video downscales to provide
stunning, cinema-quality results for professional
productions.
2.7K 4:3
Recommended for body-mounted, ski-mounted
or surfboard-mounted shots. Provides large
viewing area.
1440p
Recommended for body-mounted shots. Aspect
ratio of 4:3 captures a larger vertical viewing
area, compared to 1080p. High frame rate yield
the smoothest, most immersive results for highaction capture. Great for sharing to social media.
1080p
Great for all shots and for sharing to social
media. High resolution and frame rate yield
stunning results. This resolution is available in all
FOVs and its high FPS option (90fps) enables
slow motion during editing.
2.7K 4:3
2.7K
1440p
1080p
960p
720p
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Video Resolution
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VIDEO MODE: SETTINGS
Video Resolution
Best Use
960p
Use for body-mounted shots and when
slow motion is desired. Aspect ratio of 4:3
provides large viewing area and smooth results
for high action capture.
720p
Good for handheld shots and when slow motion
is desired.
VIDEO MODE: SETTINGS
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. Wide FOV captures the
largest amount of the scene, while Narrow FOV captures the least.
The FOV options that appear are based on the selected resolution and fps.
FOV
Best Use
SuperView
SuperView delivers the world’s most immersive
field of view. Good for body-or gear-mounted
shots. More vertical 4:3 content is automatically
stretched to full-screen 16:9 for stunning widescreen playback on your computer or TV.
Wide
Large field of view that is good for action shots
where you want to capture as much as possible
within the frame. This FOV results in a fisheye
look, especially around the edge of the scene.
(You can crop that out during editing, if needed.)
Medium
Mid-range field of view that has the effect of
zooming in on the center of the shot.
Linear
Mid-range field of view that removes the
fisheye effect found in the Wide FOV. Good for
capturing aerial footage or any other shot where
you want to remove the distortion.
Narrow
Smallest field of view. Good for capturing
content at a distance. Its most significant effect
is that it zooms in on the center of the shot.
FRAMES PER SECOND (FPS)
Frames per second (FPS) refers to the number of video frames that are
captured in each second.
When selecting a resolution and FPS, consider the activity that you want
to capture. Higher resolutions result in greater detail and clarity, but are
generally available at lower fps values. Lower resolutions result in less
detail and clarity, but support higher FPS values, which are important for
capturing motion. Higher FPS values can also be used to create slowmotion videos.
ASPECT RATIO
GoPro video resolutions use two aspect ratios: either 16:9 or 4:3. Standard
televisions and editing programs use 16:9. Footage shot in 4:3 is 33%
taller, but must be cropped to 16:9 for playback on a TV. (If footage is not
cropped, it appears with black bars on the sides of the image.)
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VIDEO MODE: SETTINGS
VIDEO MODE: SETTINGS
HERO5 SESSION VIDEO RESOLUTIONS
Video
Resolution
(RES)
FPS
(NTSC/
PAL)1
4K
2.7K
FOV
Screen
Resolution
Aspect
Ratio
30/25
Wide
3840x2160
16:9
48/48
Medium
2704x1520
16:9
30/25
24/24
SuperView, Wide,
Medium, Linear
2704x1520
16:9
2.7K 4:3
30/25
Wide
2704x2028
4:3
1440p
60/50
48/48
30/25
24/24
Wide
1920x1440
4:3
1080p
90/90
Wide
1920x1080
16:9
2.7K
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NTSC and PAL refer to the video format, which depends on your region. For more
information, see Video Format (page 57).
Video
Resolution
(RES)
FPS
(NTSC/
PAL)
FOV
Screen
Resolution
Aspect
Ratio
1080p
60/50
SuperView,
Wide, Linear
1920x1080
16:9
1080p
30/25
24/24
SuperView,
Wide, Medium,
Linear, Narrow
1920x1080
16:9
960p
100/100
60/50
30/25
Wide
1280x960
4:3
720p
120/120
Wide
1280x720
16:9
60/50
SuperView,
Wide, Medium
1280x720
16:9
720p
30/25
For more information about resolution, FPS, or FOV, see these topics:
Video Resolution (page 32)
Frames per Second (page 34)
Field of View (FOV) (page 35)
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VIDEO MODE: SETTINGS
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.
In addition, lack of airflow around the camera and using the camera with the
Capture app further increase camera temperature and power consumption,
and decrease camera recording time.
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 61).
VIDEO MODE: SETTINGS
VIDEO STABILIZATION
This setting adjusts the footage to offset for motion during capture. The
result is smoother footage, especially in activities with relatively small but
fast motion including cycling, motorcycling, and handheld uses. The options
for this setting are On (default) and Off.
Video Stabilization is not available for 4K or frame rates higher than 60 fps.
For Wide FOV, the image is cropped 10%. This setting is not available for
Video + Photo or Looping video.
PRO TIP: The more narrow the FOV, the greater the effect of Video
Stabilization.
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 Capture app. To control your
camera remotely at higher temperatures, use a GoPro remote or Remo
(Waterproof Voice Activated Remote) (both sold separately) instead
of Capture.
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VIDEO MODE: SETTINGS
INTERVAL (VIDEO)
VIDEO MODE: SETTINGS
PROTUNE
The Interval setting determines the amount of time that passes between
each captured frame.
Protune is available for the Video capture mode. For details about Protune
] Protune (page 52).
settings, see [
Video + Photo Intervals
Available photo intervals for Video + Photo range are 5 (default), 10, 30,
and 60 seconds. The quality of the photo depends on the selected video
resolution and FOV.
PRO TIP: Easily create GoPro-style videos using GoPro Studio (included
in Quik for desktop). Learn more and download this free software to your
computer at gopro.com/apps.
Looping Video Intervals
Available intervals for Looping are 5 (default), 20, 60, and 120 minutes. You
can also select Max as the interval. With this option, the camera records
until the memory card is full, then overwrites the content.
AUTO LOW LIGHT
Auto Low Light allows you to shoot in low-light environments or when
quickly transitioning in and out of low-light conditions. When possible, the
camera automatically adjusts fps to achieve the optimal exposure and best
results.
Auto Low Light is available for frame rates higher than 30fps.
When Auto Low Light and Video Stabilization are both on and Auto Low
Light activates because of dark lighting conditions, Video Stabilization is
temporarily turned off to deliver optimal image quality in the dark scene.
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PHOTO MODE: CAPTURE MODES
PHOTO MODE: CAPTURE MODES
Photo mode contains three capture modes: Photo, Night, and Burst. All
photos are captured at 10MP. Each capture mode has its own settings.
BURST
Burst captures up to 30 photos in 1 second, so it is perfect for capturing
fast-moving activities. The default FOV for Burst is Linear, with the Rate
set to 30 photos in 1 second. For more information, see these topics:
PHOTO
Photo captures either single or continuous photos. For continuous photos,
hold down the Shutter button to capture 5 photos/second, up to 30 photos.
The default FOV for Photo is Wide, with all advanced settings turned off. For
more information, see this topics:
Field of View (FOV) (Photos) (page 44)
Rate (page 45)
Protune (page 52)
Field of View (FOV) (Photos) (page 44)
Protune (page 52)
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.
The default settings for Night are Wide FOV, with the Shutter set to Auto.
For more information, see these topics:
Field of View (FOV) (Photos) (page 44)
Shutter (Night Photo) (page 45)
Protune (page 52)
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PHOTO MODE: SETTINGS
PHOTO MODE: SETTINGS
RATE
FIELD OF VIEW (FOV) (PHOTOS)
Your camera includes several FOV options for photos. All photos are
captured at 10MP.
FOV
Description
Wide
Largest field of view. Good for action shots to
capture as much as possible within the frame.
This FOV results in a fisheye look, especially
around the edge of the scene. (You can crop
that out during editing, if needed.)
Linear
Mid-range field of view that removes the fisheye
distortion. Good for capturing aerial footage or
any other shot where you want a more traditional
perspective.
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
SHUTTER (NIGHT PHOTO)
Within Photo mode, this setting applies only to Night Photo. Shutter lets
you determine the amount of time that the shutter is open. The default
option is Auto.
Settings
Examples
Auto
Sunrise, sunset, dawn, dusk, twilight, night
2 seconds, 5 seconds
Dawn, dusk, twilight, traffic at night, Ferris
wheel, fireworks, light painting
PRO TIP: To reduce the amount of blur when using Night photo, mount
your camera on a tripod or other surface that is stable and cannot move.
PROTUNE
Within Photo mode, Protune is available for all capture modes
(Photo, Night, and Burst). For details about Protune settings, see Protune
(page 52).
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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, and Night Lapse Photo. Each capture mode has its
own settings.
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 share it
as a video. Time Lapse Video is available only in 4K, 2.7K 4:3, and 1080p
resolutions and is captured without audio.
The default resolution for Time Lapse Video is 4K, with the default interval
set at 0.5 second. For more information, see these topics:
HERO5 Session Video Resolutions (page 36)
The default settings for Night Lapse Photo are Wide FOV, with the Interval
set at Continuous and Shutter set to 2 seconds. For more information, see
these topics:
Field of View (FOV) (Time Lapse Photo) (page 48)
Shutter (Time Lapse) (page 51)
Protune (page 52)
Interval (Time Lapse) (page 49)
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. You can also capture photos over a long time frame, then convert
them into a video using GoPro Studio (included with Quik for desktop).
The default for Time Lapse Photo is Wide, with the default interval set at
0.5 second. For more information, see these topics:
Field of View (FOV) (Time Lapse Photo) (page 48)
Interval (Time Lapse) (page 49)
Protune (page 52)
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TIME LAPSE MODE: SETTING
TIME LAPSE VIDEO RESOLUTION AND FOV
In Time Lapse mode, resolution and FOV apply only to Time Lapse Video.
Video resolution refers to the number of horizontal lines in the video. Higher
resolutions result in greater detail and clarity. So, a video with resolution of
2.7K is considered higher quality than 1080p because it consists of 2704
lines, each with a width of 1520 pixels.
The field of view (FOV) refers to how much of the scene (measured in
degrees) can be captured through the camera lens. Wide FOV captures the
largest amount of the scene.
Available resolutions for Time Lapse Video are 4K, 2.7K 4:3, and 1080p.
FIELD OF VIEW (FOV) FOR TIME LAPSE
Your camera includes several FOV options for time lapse.
FOV
Description
Wide
Largest field of view. Good for action shots to
capture as much as possible within the frame.
This FOV results in a fisheye look, especially
around the edge of the scene. (You can crop
that out during editing, if needed.)
Medium
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Mid-range field of view. Has the effect of
zooming in on the center of the shot.
TIME LAPSE MODE: SETTINGS
FOV
Description
Linear
Mid-range field of view that removes the fisheye
distortion. Good for capturing aerial footage or
any other shot where you want a more traditional
perspective.
Narrow
Smallest field of view with reduced fisheye
distortion. Good for capturing content at a
distance. Its most significant effect is that it
zooms in on the center of the shot.
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 Continuous, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 30 seconds, and 1, 2, 5, 30, and
60 minutes. Intervals of 4 and 5 seconds are available only when Shutter is
set to 2 seconds.
Continuous (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 10MP.
Interval
Examples
Continuous
Great for all exposures. Captures as quickly as
possible, depending on the Shutter setting.
4-5 seconds
Evening city scene, street lighting, or scenes
with movement
10-15 seconds
Dim lighting with slow scene changes, like night
clouds with a bright moon
20-30 seconds
Very low light or very slow scene changes, like
stars with minimal ambient or street light
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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 options for this setting are 2 seconds and 5 seconds.
PRO TIP: To reduce the amount of blur when using Night Lapse Photo,
mount your camera on a tripod or other surface that is stable and cannot
move.
PROTUNE
Within Time Lapse mode, Protune is available for Time Lapse photos and
Night Lapse. For details about Protune settings, see Protune (page 52).
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PROTUNE
PROTUNE ™ BENEFITS
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, GoPro Studio
(included with the Quik desktop app) and other video and photo editing
software).
Protune enables manual control of color, white balance, shutter speed, and
more 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,
PT appears on the camera status screen. Protune is not available for Video
+ Photo, Looping, or Time Lapse Video.
Changes that you make to Protune settings in one capture mode apply only
to that capture mode. For example, changing the White Balance for Night
Photo does not affect that setting for Burst photos.
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PROTUNE
Color
Color allows you to adjust the color profile of your video footage.
Color Setting
Resulting Color Profile
GoPro Color
(default)
Provides GoPro color-corrected profile (same great
color as when Protune is turned off).
Flat
Provides neutral color profile that can be colorcorrected to better match footage captured with
other equipment, offering more flexibility in postproduction. Due to its long curve, Flat captures more
details in shadows and highlights.
White Balance
White Balance lets you adjust the color temperature of videos and photos
to optimize for cool or warm lighting conditions. Options for this setting are
Auto (default), 3000K, 4000K, 4800K, 5500K, 6000K, 6500K, and Native.
Lower values result in warmer tones.
You can also select Native to create a minimally color-corrected file
from the image sensor that allows for more precise adjustments in
post-production.
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PROTUNE
PROTUNE
ISO Limit
Shutter
ISO applies only to the Video capture mode. This setting determines
the camera’s sensitivity to light in low-light environments, 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.
400
Darker image
Lower image noise
800
1600
Brighter image
Greater image noise
The Shutter setting in Protune applies only to Video and determines the
amount of time that the shutter is open. The options available for this
setting depend on the FPS setting, as noted in the following table. The
default setting is Auto.
Settings
Example 1:
1080p30
Example 2:
1080p60
Auto
Auto
Auto
1/FPS
1/30 sec
1/60 sec
1/(2xFPS)
1/60 sec
1/120 sec
1/(4xFPS)
1/120 sec
1/240 sec
PRO TIP: For best results when using the Shutter setting, mount your
camera on a tripod or other stable surface to reduce the amount of blur in
your video or photos.
The way that ISO Limit is applied depends on the Shutter setting:
• Shutter set to Auto: The ISO Limit 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 modes are 1600,
800, and 400.
• Shutter not set to Auto: The ISO Limit that you select is either used
as the maximum ISO value (if you select Max as the ISO Mode) or is
locked at that value (if you select Lock as the ISO Mode). Available ISO
modes are 1600, 800, and 400.
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Sharpness
Sharpness controls the quality of details captured in your video footage or
photos. Options for this setting are High (default), Medium, and Low.
PRO TIP: If you plan to increase sharpness during editing, turn this
setting off.
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PROTUNE
CUSTOMIZING YOUR CAMERA
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. This setting is available
only if Shutter is set to Auto.
Options for this setting range from -2.0 to +2.0. Higher values result in
brighter images. The default setting is 0.
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 Protune
This option resets all Protune settings to their default values.
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DATE AND TIME
Your camera’s date and time are automatically set when you connect your
camera to Capture or Quik for desktop. This setting lets you manually set
the date and time, if needed.
LANGUAGE
This setting changes the language that appears on the camera screens.
VIDEO FORMAT
Video Format sets regional frame rates for recording and playback on TVs.
Selecting the appropriate option for your region helps prevent flicker when
capturing video indoors.
Setting
Description
NTSC (default)
Viewing video on an NTSC TV/HDTV (most
televisions in North America)
PAL
Viewing video on a PAL TV/HDTV (most
televisions outside of North America)
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CUSTOMIZING YOUR CAMERA
AUTO-ROTATION
This setting lets you determine if you want your captured video or photo to
be upside down or right-side up.
Setting
Description
Auto (default)
(Auto Image Rotation) Camera automatically
selects Up or Down, based on the orientation of
the camera when recording begins. This option
eliminates the need to flip your image during
editing when the camera is mounted upside
down.
Up
Camera is used right-side up.
Down
Camera is used upside down. This option
eliminates the need to flip your image during
editing when the camera is mounted
upside down.
CUSTOMIZING YOUR CAMERA
This setting determines whether the camera status lights are on or off.
VOICE CONTROL LANGUAGE
This setting applies only when using the camera with Voice Control or Remo
(sold separately). Sets the language that you use for voice commands.
You select your voice language the first time you use your camera. You
can later change the language with the Capture app or with Remo. For
details about using your HERO5 Session with Remo, see the user manual
for Remo.
DELETE
This setting lets you delete the most recently captured video, photo, burst
sequence, or time lapse sequence. You also have the option to delete all
files and reformat the memory card. The camera status lights blink until the
operation is complete.
BEEPS
You can set the volume for the sound indicators to be 100% (default), 70%,
or Off. Beeps range from high, medium, low, and mute.
LEDS
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IMPORTANT MESSAGES
IMPORTANT MESSAGES
IMPORTANT CAMERA MESSAGES
MICROSD CARD MESSAGES
REPAIRING FILE
If your last video file was corrupted during
recording, the camera displays REPAIRING FILE
while it tries to repair the file. When this process
is finished, the camera powers off if it is not
connected to Capture or a GoPro remote.
If the camera is connected to the app or remote,
tap the Shutter button on the app or press the
Shutter button on the remote or the camera
when the repair is finished to continue using
the camera.
The Temperature icon and CAMERA TOO HOT
appear on the camera 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.
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NO SD CARD
No card present. The camera requires a microSD,
microSDHC or microSDXC card to capture
videos and photos.
SD FULL
Card is full. Delete files or swap card.
SD ERROR
Camera is unable to read card formatting.
Reformat the card in the camera.
NOTICE: If you select Yes to reformat the card,
all of the content on the card is deleted.
PRO TIP: Reformat your microSD card on a regular basis to ensure that
the card can continue to receive information from the camera.
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RESETTING YOUR CAMERA
MOUNTING YOUR CAMERA
RESTORING FACTORY SETTINGS
Follow the steps below to reset all settings and the camera’s password. This
option is useful if you are reselling your camera and want to remove
all customization.
1. With your camera off, press the Menu button to turn on the
status screen.
2. Press the Menu button repeatedly until you get to Exit Menu.
] for 8 seconds.
3. Press and hold Shutter button [
4. Press the Menu button to move to Yes, then press the Shutter
button to select it.
ATTACHING YOUR CAMERA TO MOUNTS
To attach your HERO5 Session camera to a mount, you need a frame
and a mounting buckle and/or thumb screw, depending on the mount
you are using.
THE FRAME
Your HERO5 Session™ comes with a Standard Frame.
Note: To prevent the frame from marking the surface of your camera, leave the latch
on the frame open when storing your camera in a frame for a long period of time.
The HERO5 Session camera is waterproof to 33’ (10m) with the door
closed—no additional housing is needed when using the camera in or
around water.
NOTICE: The Standard Frame does not provide additional waterproof
protection for your camera.
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MOUNTING YOUR CAMERA
MOUNTING YOUR CAMERA
Securing the Camera in The Frame
1. Open the latch.
2. Rotate the camera to the desired orientation, and then slide it into the
frame. The back of the frame has a raised edge. Be sure the back of
the camera sits flush against it.
3. Close the latch.
ATTACHING MOUNTING BUCKLES TO MOUNTS
1. Flip up the mounting buckle plug.
2. Slide the buckle into the mount until it clicks into place.
3. Press down on the plug so that it sits flush with the buckle.
PRO TIP: During water activities, use Camera Tethers for added security
and use a Floaty to keep your camera afloat (both sold separately). Tether
the frame to the mount by looping the tether over the small bar behind the
mounting fingers. For more information, visit gopro.com.
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PRO TIP: If you mount your HERO5 Session upside down, the camera
automatically changes the orientation of your image to be right-side up.
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MOUNTING YOUR CAMERA
MOUNTING YOUR CAMERA
USING CURVED + FLAT ADHESIVE MOUNTS
The Curved + Flat Adhesive Mounts make it easy to attach the camera to
curved and flat surfaces of helmets, vehicles, and gear. With the mounting
buckle, the frame can be clicked on and off the secured adhesive mounts.
• During water activities, tether your camera for added security and
use a Floaty to keep your camera afloat (sold separately). For more
information, visit gopro.com.
WARNING: To avoid injury, do not use a tether when mounting
the camera on a helmet.
For more information on mounts, see 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.
Curved Adhesive Mount
Flat Adhesive Mount
MOUNTING GUIDELINES
Follow these guidelines when attaching 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 to clean surfaces only. 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.
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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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REMOVING THE DOOR
MAINTENANCE
In some situations, such as connecting the Karma drone (sold separately),
it might be more convenient to access the ports if the door is removed.
Follow these guidelines to get the best performance from your camera:
• The camera is waterproof to 33’ (10m)—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.
• 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 mic
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 lens, wipe it 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.
WARNING: Remove the 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.
REMOVING THE SIDE DOOR
When removing the side door, be sure to pull it out in a straight motion, not
at an angle.
REATTACHING THE DOOR
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BATTERY
BATTERY
Your HERO5 Session™ camera and battery are integrated. You cannot
remove the battery from the camera.
temperature or humidity when using the camera, as condensation may form
on or within the camera.
The battery icon displayed in the camera status screen blinks and shows
a battery low message when the battery drops below 10%. If the battery
reaches 0% while recording, the camera saves the file and powers off.
The integrated battery in the camera is non-serviceable. Contact GoPro
Customer Service for all battery related issues.
MAXIMIZING BATTERY LIFE
Extreme cold temperatures can decrease battery life. To maximize battery
life in cold conditions, keep camera in a warm place prior to use.
When you are not using HERO5 Session, rotate it in the frame so the
Shutter button is covered to prevent the camera from accidentally
turning on.
Note: To prevent the frame from marking the surface of your camera, leave the latch on
the frame open when storing your camera in a frame for a long period of time.
If the memory card becomes full or the battery runs out of power while
capturing video, your camera automatically stops recording and saves the
video before powering off.
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 1A. If you do not know the voltage and current
of your charger, use the included USB cable to charge the
camera from your computer.
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
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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 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. Do not insert foreign objects into any opening on the
camera, such as the USB-C port. Do not use the camera if it
has been damaged—for example, if cracked, punctured, or
harmed by water. Disassembling or puncturing the integrated
battery can cause an explosion or fire.
USING THE CAMERA WHILE CHARGING
You can capture video and photos while the camera is plugged in to a
USB charging adapter, or the GoPro Wall Charger or Auto Charger with
the included USB cable. (You cannot record while charging the camera
through a computer.) When you stop recording, the camera battery begins
to charge.
Note: Because the door is open, the camera is not waterproof during charging.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
MY GOPRO WON’T POWER ON
Make sure your GoPro is charged. To charge your camera, use the
included USB cable and a computer. You can also use a charging device
manufactured by GoPro.
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, use the latest version of
Quik for desktop.
• The computer does not meet the minimum requirements for HD
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..
• If your computer does not meet the minimum requirements, record
at 1080p60 with Protune off, and make sure that all other programs
on your computer are closed. If that resolution does not improve the
playback, try 720p30.
MY GOPRO WON’T RESPOND WHEN I PRESS A BUTTON
If your camera freezes, press and hold the Menu button for about eight
seconds until your camera powers off. This reset saves all of your content
and settings.
I FORGOT MY CAMERA’S USERNAME OR PASSWORD
1. Press the Menu button to turn on the status screen.
2. Press the Menu button repeatedly to get to Connection Settings.
3. Press the Shutter button [
], and then press the Menu button to
get to Camera Info.
4. Press the Shutter button to display your camera’s username (ID)
password (pw).
HOW DO I TURN OFF MY CAMERA?
If HERO5 Session is not connected to Capture or a GoPro remote, it
powers off automatically after you stop recording.
When your camera is connected to the app or remote, tap the Power icon
in the app or press the Power/Mode button on the remote to turn off the
camera. Wireless remains on.
If your camera goes out of range of the app or remote, or you close the
app, press the Menu button to display Turn Camera Off, then press the
Shutter [
] button to select it. Wireless remains on.
WHAT SOFTWARE VERSION AM I RUNNING?
Press the Menu button to turn on the status screen, then press it
repeatedly until you get to Exit. The software version number appears in the
upper left of the status screen. To exit the menu and turn off the camera,
press the Menu button .
WHAT IS MY CAMERA’S SERIAL NUMBER?
The camera’s serial number is listed in several places:
• On the inside of the camera above the microSD card slot
• On your camera’s microSD card (in the version.txt file in the
MISC folder)
• On your camera’s original packaging
To turn off connection and power off the camera, press the Menu button,
press it repeatedly to display Turn WiFi Off, then press the Shutter button
to select it.
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CUSTOMER SUPPORT
GoPro is dedicated to providing the best possible service. To reach GoPro
Support, visit gopro.com/help.
TRADEMARKS
GoPro, HERO, Protune, and SuperView are trademarks or registered
trademarks of GoPro, Inc. in the U.S. and internationally. Other names
and marks are the property of their respective owners.
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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