What's the issue? If you see a picture of a bicycle and a plus sign (+) on your camera’s screen, or a bandage (HERO4), that’s the file repair icon. This means that your file was corrupted during filming for some reason. While the icon is showing on the screen, press ANY BUTTON on the camera, and the camera will repair the file. While the camera is attempting to recover the file, the icon will blink repeatedly. Once completed, the camera’s screen will revert to the normal file counter display. Where does...
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Check out this tutorial video on how to use the HERO3 and HERO3+ Wrist Housing.
All of the cameras’ lenses are cleaned before they leave the factory. Sometimes a thin purple film can be seen on the lens. If this occurs, it just means that our cleaning solution wasn’t wiped off all the way. There’s an easy way to remove it. Breathing gently on the lens to fog it up and then wiping with a gentle cloth is the most affective way to clean the lens. Repeat until clean. We recommend against using a cleaning solution. If you use a cleaning solution, you run the risk...
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If you are experiencing this wavy or distorted footage when using your GoPro during an activity where there is a large amount of vibration, it is most likely that a vibration is being emitted which is actually reaching the camera's sensor and causing the waviness. Depending on where and how you have your camera placed, there are a number of things you can do. For example, when placed on a roll bar, add a strip of rubber (i.e. from a bike inner tube) to dampen the vibration. With the curved or...
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The connection between the Wi-Fi Remote and Wi-Fi BacPac will be lost when either device is underwater, but the connection is automatically re-established once both are above water again.
The Wi-Fi Remote can control up to 50 cameras. If multiple cameras are paired to a remote, the remote controls all cameras at the same time. This means that individual cameras cannot be controlled separately by the remote. The remote can control any combination of camera models as long as the remote version is not lower than 2.1.7. If it is on a version older than 2.1.7, you will need to update the remote software.
Power on the camera and look at the version number that is displayed on the screen as it turns on. If the version number is current, then the update completed successfully. See this article to confirm what the latest version is: Software Update Release Information.
The "File Not Supported" message will appear if an individual chapter from a multi-chapter video was deleted on a computer, and an attempt is made for that video to be played back with an LCD Touch BacPac or over HDMI. If you wish to play back footage using an LCD Touch BacPac or over HDMI output the best practice is to not delete individual chapters of a multi-chapter video.
If you are connected to your camera you find the battery percentage level in the Settings menu. You can enter settings by pressing the wrench icon in the lower right of the Command and Control screen.
When the camera preview window flashes green and/or purple, this means that preview has been lost temporarily. Don’t worry though… If camera control or preview is lost, the camera will remain in the last triggered state. This means that it will not stop recording if it was recording when the App’s connection was lost. This issue should be resolved with the latest version of the GoPro App, so make sure that you have updated. In order to properly use the latest version of the GoPro App, make sure you have the...
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