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Sightseer
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New camera....where are the instructions?

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I just bought a Hero8 camera. Now what? There are no instructions. How do you know which side is up for the micro SD card? Hell, how do you turn it on?

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Explorer
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Re: New camera....where are the instructions?

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The camera prompts for connecting to the mobile app on first start. This will also prompt for a firmware update (which can also be done via the Desktop app and of course, by doing a manual update).

Definitely agree with watching videos to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/user/GoProTutorials and various on YouTube by different people (Mic Bergsma is a good source)
Also, you can check out Abe's site http://abekislevitz.com/

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Explorer
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Re: New camera....where are the instructions?

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#5 on the quick start guide that came with the camera is the power button

#3 is where the SD card and battery go (SD card is facing up in the picture)

For more detailed information, you can download the user manual here: https://gopro.com/help/productmanuals

Be sure you are using a SD card from this list https://community.gopro.com/t5/en/SD-Cards-that-Work-with-GoPro-Cameras/ta-p/394308
Adventurer
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Re: New camera....where are the instructions?

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one should read the  paperwork that came it will tell you to get with.... like mentioned above.  also register your camera and download thelatest firmware you want to be on the latest.

Explorer
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Re: New camera....where are the instructions?

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As far as the advice given in the post above to, "register your camera and download the latest firmware"
You can do so on a computer here https://gopro.com/en/us/update/hero8-black

It's not mandatory that you do this, but it's a good idea.
Adventurer
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Re: New camera....where are the instructions?

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Not mandatory is right but it is necessary to use Hypersmooth 2.0's feature that is not offered with the factory fw 1.00. all you will have is On or off nothing more.  so It is a suggestion, but Dan knows that? (lol) (wink) we're here to help.  My suggestion is watch a few vids onine that go over the camera , once we all learned that the rest is easy peasy

Adventurer
Posts: 13,528

Re: New camera....where are the instructions?

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Not mandatory is right but it is necessary to use Hypersmooth 2.0's feature that is not offered with the factory fw 1.00. all you will have is On or off nothing more.  so It is a suggestion, but Dan knows that? (lol) (wink) we're here to help.  My suggestion is watch a few vids onine that go over the camera , once we all learned that the rest is easy peasy

Explorer
Posts: 13,027

Re: New camera....where are the instructions?

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The camera prompts for connecting to the mobile app on first start. This will also prompt for a firmware update (which can also be done via the Desktop app and of course, by doing a manual update).

Definitely agree with watching videos to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/user/GoProTutorials and various on YouTube by different people (Mic Bergsma is a good source)
Also, you can check out Abe's site http://abekislevitz.com/
Adventurer
Posts: 13,528

Re: New camera....where are the instructions?

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Okay the OP gets the  idea. gopro is here.