Monday, March 31

The Blackout Housing for GoPro HERO3 







Yes finally woot woot! The athletes & media team have been pushing for a more desecrate housing and I'm happy to say its now available :)

The Blackout Housing from GoPro keeps a low profile thanks to its matte black finish. It’s perfect for special ops filming with your GoPro, and capturing footage without drawing attention to the camera. The included LCD concealment stickers help eliminate light reflection from the housing’s LCD window. Waterproof to 131’/40m. Includes Standard and Skeleton Backdoors.Non-reflective, matte black finish ensures low visibilityPerfect for special ops filming or capturing footage without drawing attention to the cameraIncludes LCD concealment stickers to eliminate light reflection from the LCD windowWaterproof to 131’/40m

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Thursday, February 6

Tip from a PRO: Connect GoPro HERO3 Camera and Wi-Fi Remote

Connect GoPro HERO3 Camera and Wi-Fi Remote

If you can't control your HERO3 camera with your Wi-Fi Remote, try pairing the two devices.  In most cases, this corrects the issue.  
Here’s how to pair your HERO3 Camera and Wi-Fi Remote:

To get started, make sure your camera and remote have a full charge and are powered OFF

Part A - Get your HERO3 camera ready for pairing mode

1 - Power ON the HERO3 camera.
2 - Press the Wi-Fi button on the left side of the camera with the lens facing you. This turns on Wifi. You’ll see a blue LED blink every couple of seconds to show that you camera’s Wi-Fi is turned on.
3 - Now the blue LED is blinking, press the Wi-Fi button one more time to show the Wi-Fi menu on the camera’s front LCD screen. Now that you’re in the Wi-Fi menu, you need to select some settings. To navigate the menu, use the camera’s front (Power) button to highlight menu options. Use the camera’s top (Shutter) button to make selections.
4 - In the Wi-Fi menu, press the camera’s front button until “Wi-Fi RC” is highlighted.
5 - Now that it’s highlighted, you want to select it. Press the camera’s top button to select “Wi-Fi RC”.
6 - On the next screen you’ll have some options. One of them is “New”. Press the front button until “New” is highlighted.
7 - Now set your camera aside and pick up the remote.

Part B - Remote pairing steps

1 - With the remote powered OFF, press and hold the red Shutter button on the remote.
2 - While continuing to hold the red button, press the white Power button once briefly. The remote will power on and show two arrows moving towards each other. You can let go of the red button at this time. Now the remote is in pairing mode.
3 -  Put down your remote and pick up the camera again.

Part C - Finish pairing the WiFi Remote and HERO3 camera

1 - "New" should still be highlighted on the camera.  Press the top Shutter button on your camera to select "New".
2 - If you see “Detach current remote?” Highlight and select “Yes”. After that, you should see two arrows moving towards each other on the camera’s screen. This means that the camera is in pairing mode. Note – the camera is in pairing mode only when its screen shows the two arrows moving towards each other.
3 - At this point, the camera and remote should both show arrows moving towards each other.  After one minute or less, the camera and remote should each show a checkbox on their screens.
4 - If the Remote asks you to pair another camera, press the white button to highlight "No", then press the red button to select it or if needed set up to 50 HERO3 cameras.
5 - If the remote shows a radiating Wi-Fi signal after the camera shows a checkbox, press the red button on the remote. This should make the Remote’s LCD screen mirror the camera’s front LCD screen, indicating that pairing was successful.

TroubleshootingIf the remote and camera are not able to connect, try these steps:

  1. Redo the software update on the camera and rename the Wi-Fi network and password.
  2. Try to pair the remote to the camera as a 'new' remote (i.e. select "Wi-Fi RC > New" in the camera's Wi-Fi menu).
  3. If pairing doesn't work, try to connect to the camera's Wi-Fi network with a phone/tablet. You'll need to switch the camera to "GoPro App" mode or "Phone/Tablet" mode in the camera's Wi-Fi menu first.

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Tuesday, December 24

Tip from a PRO: GoPro Best Practices For Instagram Video




GoPro Best Practices for Instagram video by GoPro Ambassador Profesional Surfer from Hawaii Reno Makani 



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(Step 1) 
Make sure you export all your movies at 720 HD using iMovie or Final Cut Pro or whatever program works so that you can then transfer to your iPhone or iPad (Your iPhone won't except 1080p)  

(Step 2)
When exporting from iMovie or Final Cut Pro X create a folder (Or Use Dropbox) on your desktop name it Instagram Video and save your 720p edits there. 

(Step 3)
Create a album in iPhoto (Or on Dropbox) name it Instagram Video. Transfer your edits from the desktop folder Instagram Video into iPhoto.

(Step 4)
Open itunes and get ready for iPhone or iPod Sync. Make sure before you sync your iPhone/iPod you check the folder Instagram Video under photos and very important enable Videos within the preferences wile in iTunes. 

(Step 5)
After you have successfully transferred videos to your iPhone or iPad use the App SquareadyV. (Squaready for video) This App will allow you to post entire 16:9 videos on Instagram without square cropping your video. If you don't have it download it now. Once you've transcoded your video with SquareadyV you will see your video has been saved to camera roll and is now ready to be uploaded to Instagram. 

Note -
Prime times for posting are 8am (Mornings) and 5-6pm Mon-Friday (Afternoons) Don't post more then one video/photo in 24 hours or it won't reach it's full viral potential. Also add most all your hash tags on a comment don't use more then a few within the description of Video (30 Max) When you Tweet it make sure you have a good punch line and be sure to include @Instagram & @GoPro. If Instagram or GoPro likes it they will share or RT if your lucky. The more you blast it out the more likes and views you will generate increasing the value and your work (SEO)

Note - Dropbox is a great in the cloud source. Up to 4G of free storage & services that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again! Dropbox Rocks!

Post Production (Video) I use Final Cut Pro X ($299) but you can use iMovie (FREE with MAC) 
Post Production (Photography) I use iPhoto (FREE), Photo Shop CC and Adobe Light Room (FREE Trials for PS & Lightroom)

Apps like Snapseed, Camera+, Squaready, SquareadyV JusGram, Repost, PS Express, PicPlayPost, Lensflair, iMovie, iMotionHD, ColorSplash, LetterFX, PhotoCube, VersaGram, PhotoWizard, Photogramme, Flipagram, TextMask, Phonto and iWaterMark. 


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