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GoPro Cameras For Dummies, 2nd Edition




GoPro Cameras For Dummies, 2nd Edition

John Carucci

ISBN: 978-1-119-28555-7 December 2016 320 Pages


Shoot, edit, and share action-packed video with a GoPro

The world moves fast—so if you want to capture it in real time, only a fast-moving camera will do. Enter the GoPro! This small but powerful camera is easy to hold, wear, or mount to capture video of all your high-speed adventures. Unfortunately, to the uninitiated, it can be a bit intimidating—but fear not! With the help of this revised edition of GoPro Cameras For Dummies, you'll acquire the skills needed to shoot high-quality video or photos, edit raw footage into a final masterpiece, and share your GoPro works of art with the world.

Compared with traditional digital video devices, the GoPro is a superhero. Okay, so it can't scale high rises, but it can go virtually anywhere and produce thrilling new perspectives of an epic slalom down the slopes or awesomely scenic hike—and everything in between. When still photos simply won't do the trick, GoPro Cameras For Dummies shows you step by step how to use your GoPro camera to make movies, work with available light, create time-lapse sequences, and so much more.

  • Meet the full line of GoPro cameras, including the HERO5, and find the one that's right for you
  • Get help setting your GoPro to shoot better video
  • Discover what you need (or don't need) to shoot in the water
  • Find step-by-step guidance for capturing better sound
  • Edit your work like a GoPro guru

Packed with full-color photos and updated to cover the latest GoPro cameras and software, this fun and accessible guide is a gadget lover's dream.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Your GoPro Camera 5

CHAPTER 1: Getting to Know GoPro 7

CHAPTER 2: Accessorize Me 33

Part 2: Moviemaking Technique 53

CHAPTER 3: Getting through GoPro Boot Camp 55

CHAPTER 4: Understanding Effective Camera Techniques 75

CHAPTER 5: Framing the Shot  91

CHAPTER 6: Shooting Fun Stuff with Your GoPro 111

CHAPTER 7: Mastering the Light 133

CHAPTER 8: Of Sound Movie and Body 155

Part 3: Movies Are Made in Postproduction 169

CHAPTER 9: Equipping Your Edit Station 171

CHAPTER 10: Getting to Know GoPro Studio Edit 185

CHAPTER 11: Editing with GoPro Studio Edit 205

CHAPTER 12: Presenting Your Movie 225

Part 4: The Part of Tens 243

CHAPTER 13: Ten Fun Ways to Use Your GoPro 245

CHAPTER 14: Ten Professional Uses for GoPro Cameras 257

CHAPTER 15: Ten Pitfalls to Avoid 267

CHAPTER 16: Ten Ways to Improve Your Moviemaking Skills 277

Index. 287