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Sightseer
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New to GoPro... Two questions about caption Hero 5 Black.

Hi guys. Totally new GoPro-user.
I got two questions I cant figure out:

1. How do I get a decent night-/low light shot? When previewing in the small screen on camera light conditions looks rather good often... then when I press record the image is way way darker..(?!?).

2. I use the IOS app to downlosd my clips to my iphone. When however I tried downlosding clips shot in 720p 120fps I got the message "file not supported". Really? Iphone itself shoots in the same format so it should support it(?).

Thankful for your help.
Explorer
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Re: New to GoPro... Two questions about caption Hero 5 Black.

Are your recording video or taking a photo?

You can manually spot meter to adjust the ev comp big touching the back LCD screen until a small box appears. Move the box around until you get the brightest picture.  You can manually adjust the ISO (higher numbers are brighter but with more noise/grain & lower ISO are darker but cleaner) and you can adjust the shutter speed.  If you are taking photos, then you will want to set the shutter to be open longer. You can access this through night photos settings.  Also, adjusting white balance can sometimes bring out mid tones and make the picture/video look brighter or more detailed.  For photos, using HDR will give you richer blacks and more dynamic range in your pictures as well.

 

I suggest you read Abes web page.  He gives great explanations on the camera settings.  Be sure to look at his personal>GoPro at other articles he has written.  He gives really good advice on getting the best shot.  Some of the articles were written for older HEro cameras but the information is still relevant.

 

http://abekislevitz.com/gopro-hero5-black/