Useful GoPro Tips For Beginners

GoPro cameras are known to be the real deal when it comes to shooting Point-of-View videos in extreme sports like parachuting, skiing, mountain biking, etc. When attached to your head, leg or arm they are the perfect tool to keep your memories fresh. GoPro cams are not just for doing  crazy stuff on your adventures, but also for home videos and shooting unique scenes that add more excitement and feel in your videos. This is something that you can’t really get with a regular video camera. But in order to do all these things, you’ll need some advice. That’s why we’ve came up with a list of 5 useful GoPro tips for beginners that will help you shoot better videos and make the best of this exciting gadget.

Useful GoPro Tips For Beginners

Get Familiar with GoPro Settings and Features

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GoPro cameras work just great out of the box, and there’s nothing wrong with the default settings. But in order to enhance your scenes, you need to manually tweak some settings like shooting modes, exposure, lightning, ISO, etc. Also, you’ll be able to pick a resolution you want to use in your video. Hero4 Black for example, can record in 4K UHD – which is a resolution of 3840×2160. To make your lives easier, some GoPro models like the Hero4 Black and Silver have Protune, a tool that adjusts the video’s ISO, white balance, sharpness, exposure and other quality improvements.

Filters are Important

Filters are great tools that enhance your experience and help you add that special feel in your videos. Did you know that having a red filter when recording underwater significantly improves the quality of the video? Yeah, and there are many other filters that work great in different circumstances. So before you start your video shooting adventure, check out some filters.

The Ideal Place to Attach your GoPro

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You have many options when it comes to finding a place to mount your camera. You can put it on your head, arm, bike, car, pet, around your leg, and on many other places. Also, as far as mounts go, you’ll find many different ones on the market. From in-house models like GoPro Gimbal, to many other more affordable accessories that you can find in online stores. You should experiment with your camera and place it in different spots in order to find the best angle.

Make sure you pick the Right Angle

When we’re talking about finding the right angle, one of the best things to do so is to place your mount in different places – just like I encouraged you to do so in the previous paragraph. New GoPro models include modes that allow you to shoot videos in different types of views and angles. Want to make your videos more appealing and stand out? Offer something new to your viewers by filming from different angles and in different modes – I’m sure they’ll love it!

Get your videos edited professionally at Valoso

Did you know that at Valoso, you can easily find professional video editors that are always ready to help you out? Yeah, that’s right! Within few simple steps, you’ll have your memories wrapped up in an awesome looking video – ready to be posted on your blog or shared with your friends and family.

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