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Tourist
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Question about accessories and software for gopro hero black 5

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Hi there,

 

I am waiting for my gopro 5 black to arrive but until then I would like to order necessary accessories and your opinion/experience would be really important. There is so much information online that I get confused and some of them I couldn't find.

 

I will list thing that I need:

 

  1. Case cover so I can protect front lens and other parts (as my sport is rough and lens can be damaged easily)
  2. What SD Card you would suggest - 64GB or 128GB (what brand/class/ what type of SD ) ?
  3. I couldn't find if there is a helmet mount for image stabilization (similar as if you would hold in your hands)
  4. What application would you suggest to use on android to link with go pro?
  5. What software to transfer pictures from gopro to pc (without cables, via wireless and not in connection with gopro cloud) ?
  6. What accessories do I need for time-lapse? (portable charger) ?
  7. Do I need to update my gopro 5 before first use ?  ( as I read that there are problems with battery etc. without update)

 

Is there anything else I should know before I start using my first go pro ?

 

Regards

 


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Explorer
Posts: 10,937

Re: Question about accessories and software for gopro hero black 5

All great questions.

Super suite is the name of the housing for Hero5.

I recommend Samsung Pro or Pro plus 64 GB personally. The lower the GB on the SD card the better it seems to work with the camera.

There are many different ways to mount. There is a headstep mount you can purchase.

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GoPro
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Re: Question about accessories and software for gopro hero black 5

Hey @goprolv

 

The camera already has electronic image stabilization in it which helps with minor movements of the camera. Make sure to have that turned on. GoPro sells the 3-Way mount which is an extendable mount. There are also various gimbals which mechanically stabilize the camera. One example is the Karma Grip, which was developed by GoPro. 

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Explorer
Posts: 10,937

Re: Question about accessories and software for gopro hero black 5

All great questions.

Super suite is the name of the housing for Hero5.

I recommend Samsung Pro or Pro plus 64 GB personally. The lower the GB on the SD card the better it seems to work with the camera.

There are many different ways to mount. There is a headstep mount you can purchase.

Capture

 

 

Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: Question about accessories and software for gopro hero black 5

Thanks for your reply.

 

Could you tell me please what kind of selfie stick (or whatever its called) I can use for the video, so the image is captured without vibration ? Regards

GoPro
Posts: 1,755

Re: Question about accessories and software for gopro hero black 5

Hey @goprolv

 

The camera already has electronic image stabilization in it which helps with minor movements of the camera. Make sure to have that turned on. GoPro sells the 3-Way mount which is an extendable mount. There are also various gimbals which mechanically stabilize the camera. One example is the Karma Grip, which was developed by GoPro. 

Explorer
Posts: 10,937

Re: Question about accessories and software for gopro hero black 5

To add to what @mattb said, you can also go an inexpensive route and shop around for a steady cam to mount your GoPro.  With the addition of image stabilization found in the Hero5 cameras, you can get pretty smooth filming.  It's nothing compared to the true stabilization that you get with the GoPro stabilizer and Grip, but it is an option.  You can also find DIY projects to make your own steady cam here http://www.diygopro.com/category/steadicams/

 

Hope that helps,

 

Daniel

Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: Question about accessories and software for gopro hero black 5

thanks for replies guys.

 

I would like to use my go pro hero 5 black for timelapse for like 24hours.. my idea is to plug-in and let be charged all time, my question is if there is any case that would be sealed (from bad weather) with the cable in it ?

 

Regards

Tourist
Posts: 8

Re: Question about accessories and software for gopro hero black 5

Also I tried to connect and do update via cable for hero 5.. but I get this error instead - "something went wrong and the firmware update for hero5 black could not be completed......"

 

 

any ideas how to fix? I read on forum many people have this problem but there is no solution.

Explorer
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Re: Question about accessories and software for gopro hero black 5