We all know the one major downfall when using a GoPro is the battery life. I absolutely hate having to carry around several batteries and use setting that I don’t want to so I can conserve battery life on my GoPro. Check out 10 tips to extend GoPro battery life to make sure you’re doing everything you can to get the most out of your battery.
There’s lots of different options on the market to get the most out of your camera battery. You can carry around an extra set of batteries or use a mobile charger or even use a GoPro Pole to get the most out of your batteries.
Check out the video below to get the most out of your cameras battery. Make sure you understand which settings use the most battery and which setting conserve the most battery possible.
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There’s not another GoPro camera accessory on the market that is like the power pole. The power pole eliminates the need for constantly changing the batteries in your camera. It’s one of those camera accessories that you say “Why didn’t I think of that”.
The power pole has a 5200 mAh battery built into grip. The 5200 mAh battery is built into the handle and has a Usb connection near the top of the monopod where the camera connects. It not only has one Usb connection it has two. You can charge two devices at once or leave the camera on the monopod plugged in. PoloarPro PowerPole claims the power pole will extend the GoPro film time up to ten hours. That’s huge! We all know the one big downfall of the GoPro camera is the battery life. If you can get better quality video and not have to change the battery out every hour, this could be a win win.
The power pole serves two basic functions. It serves as a basic monopod and also a battery storage compartment. The power pole extends from the 17 to 30″ position to help get those awesome angles when shooting video.
The Usb connection has a splash proof cover that helps protect it from light rain/snow and any other water related activities.
Check out the video below for a more in depth explanation of the PowerPole.
I’m always on the look out for the best or coolest accessory available for my GoPro’s. If you’re also always on the look out for the next best accessory, read on I’ve put together a list of my top 5 GoPro Accessories.
- I use a pelican case that fit’s two GoPro cameras and also several accessories. One key feature I look for in accessories is compactness. I like everything to fit into one case. That way I don’t have to carry multiple things and everything is right there when I need it. It also helps when leaving or going to the next place to film that I don’t forget anything. gopole.com has just released their compact tripod.
This thing is bad ass. It’s compact and fit’s in my case along with two hero 4’s and several other accessories. How sweet does this tripod look? Not only does it look really cool, it’s sturdy as heck and functional. It has 6 different locking positions and can also be used as a support base for gopole.com products.
If you have owned a GoPro before the hero 4 model, you know the one major downfall is the video it captures during the night or in low light conditions. It’s never good to sit down and start editing footage to only realize all the low light footage you captured is useless.
The new GoPro’s have a built in night mode or low light mode. This mode is fairly easy to set up. If you’re not sure how to set the night mode up on your camera, check the video out below. It explains how to enter and set up night mode. It’s actually really easy. If you’re going to be using your Hero camera in low light conditions you’ll want to be proficient at setting this mode up.
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There’s lot’s of GoPro tricks out there. Some of the tricks show how to set up and use the different modes the camera has and others show which setting work the best given the shooting circumstances.
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In this post I want to share an important GoPro trick one that will allow you to get more time using the camera. Yes, that’s right a GoPro battery trick.
The battery on your camera is going to make or break your day out filming your adventure. To make sure you get the most of of your batter you can do several small tricks to improve battery life.
- Turn off WiFi. Turning off WiFi will help save battery life which will extend the amount of footage you can capture with your GoPro.
- Turn off Beeping & Blinking. Turning off the beeping & blinking doesn’t sound like a huge deal you’d be surprised how much this little GoPro trick saves battery life.
- Set your GoPro to manual 60 seconds off. This is a good setting to use if you are using the camera for quick panning shots and not extended shots like bombing the mountain. It’s easy to forget to turn the camera off or think you turned the camera off and did not. Using this setting will make sure the camera is shut off when not in use. Nothing sucks more than grabbing your camera to get some more footage and the battery was dead because you left it on in your bag.
- Keep your GoPro warm in cold weather. Keeping the camera warm will extended the battery life. This is huge when filming in freezing temps or ridding on the mountain. They make special bandanas that will help heat the camera to prevent shorted battery life in cold weather.
Below is a video that shows how to turn off the beeping & blinking on your camera. It also shows how to set the auto 60 seconds off mode.
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