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GoPro Hero 3 Helmet HERO User Manual

Gopro hero 3 helmet hero: user guide.

 
H E R O 1 080
1 - Status LCD Screen
2 - Power/Mode Button
3 - LED Light
4 - HDTV Out Port
5 - Hero BUS
Port
BASICS OF USING YOUR CAMERA
Free downloadable camera updates may be available at gopro.com.
Be sure to insert an SD card into the camera or else you won't be able to record photos or video.
POWER/MODE BUTTON Front of Camera
POWER/MODE button turns camera on and off and works as a mode switching button once camera is on.
SHUTTER BUTTON Top of Camera
Shutter button starts and stops video recording and photo capture. When in the SET menu of options the
shutter button acts as a toggle button for changing settings. See the SETTINGS MENU section of these
instructions for more information.
Quickly press the POWER/MODE button and camera will turn on.
Turn Camera On
Camera will beep 3 times, indicating the camera is powering on.
Press and hold the POWER/MODE button for 2 seconds.
Turn Camera Off
Camera will beep 7 times, indicating the camera is shutting off .
Once camera is on, quickly pressing the POWER/MODE button will change
Changing Modes
modes from video mode to self-timer, to photo mode, etc.
The battery ships partially charged. For best initial performance, charge battery before fi rst use.
However, NO damage will occur to battery if used prior to charging. See charging section.
STATUS LCD ICONS
TO SHOOT VIDEO
Turn on camera by pressing POWER/MODE button.
The camera will power on in VIDEO mode as the default mode.
Default resolution is 960p (1280x960). See Settings Menu section to learn about resolutions.
Press shutter button to begin recording video. Camera will beep once.
Red LED light on front of the camera will blink while video is recording.
Press shutter button to stop recording or camera will automatically stop recording when
your SD card is full or your battery dies (approx 2.25 hours of battery life on a full charge).
Camera will beep 3 times when recording stops and fi le is saved.
USING 10 SECOND TIMER
Press the POWER/MODE button until you see the 10 SECOND TIMER icon.
Press the SHUTTER button and the camera will automatically shoot a photo in 10 seconds.
As series of beeps and fl ashing red LED light will indicate when the photo has been taken.
TO SHOOT PHOTOS EVERY "X" SECONDS TIME LAPSE MODE
Press POWER/MODE button until you see the blinking camera icon.
The default timing is to shoot a PHOTO EVERY "2" SECONDS, automatically.
BLINKING
Press the SHUTTER button to start taking photos. Press the SHUTTER button again to stop.
To change the timing to shoot a photo every 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds, see the SETTINGS
MENU section of these instruction.
TO SHOOT SINGLE SHOT PHOTOS
Press the POWER/MODE button repeatedly until you see the solid, non blinking camera icon.
Press SHUTTER button to take a photo.
A beep will sound and red LED will fl ash to indicate a photo has been taken.
TO SHOOT TRIPLE SHOT SEQUENCE PHOTOS
Press POWER/MODE button until you see the triple shot icon on the front LCD
status screen.
Press the shutter button to shoot 3x photo-sequence in 2 seconds.
SETTINGS MENU / ADVANCED FEATURES
ENTERING THE SETTINGS MENU
Press the POWER/MODE button repeatedly until you see the
Press the SHUTTER button to enter settings menu.
Press the POWER/MODE button to cycle through options once in settings menu.
CHOOSING ONE BUTTON MODE ON / OFF
"One Button Mode On" forces the camera to automatically begin recording video or photos once the camera
is turned on, depending on which default power up mode the camera is set to (see next instructions).
In "One Button Mode On" the camera is either "on and recording", or powered off . This simplifi es camera
operation when loaning the camera to friends or when you know you only want to shoot in one mode.
The shutter button is disabled in "One Button Mode" and will not start or stop the recording while the
camera is on. "One Button Mode" is convenient when you only want to shoot one type of video or photos
and prefer to simplify operation of the camera to be either "on and recording" or off with only the power
button being used to operate the camera. This is a great "Simple Mode" for loaning the camera to friends.
Symbol on LCD Screen
Function
One Button Mode Off .
(default setting)
One Button Mode On.
To turn "One Button Mode" 'ON':
1. Press the SHUTTER button to toggle between SET MENU choices and stop when onO
(One Button Mode On) is showing on the screen.
2. Press the POWER/MODE button to save whichever setting is showing on the screen and continue to the
next feature option.
3. Turn your camera off and then on again and the camera will begin recording in whatever
the default power on setting and resolution is set to.
4. Press and hold the power button for 3 seconds to stop recording and turn the camera off .
To turn "One Button Mode" 'OFF':
1. Turn the camera on.
2. While the camera is on (and recording), press and hold the shutter button for 3 seconds. Let go.
3. The camera's SET menu will appear.
4. Press the shutter button to enter the SET menu.
5. When onO (One Button Mode On) appears, press the shutter button to toggle the setting
to onF (One Button Mode Off ).
6. Turn the camera off .
7. When you turn the camera on again the One Button Mode feature will be turned off .
INSTRUCTIONS
6 - USB Port
7 - Combo TV/Audio Out
8 - Battery Door
9 - Shutter/Select Button
10 - SD Card Slot
Photo Mode
Resolution Indicator
Triple Shot Photo
Delete Last/All Format
Mode
SD Card
Video Mode
Battery Meter
10 Second Timer
Spot Meter Exposure
Mode
ON
Number of Files
SD Card Not Inserted
on SD Card
icon.
CHOOSING DEFAULT MODE AT POWER UP
You can program your camera to turn on in either Video mode, Photo mode, Triple Shot Sequence mode,
or Photo Every "X" Seconds mode:
Symbol on LCD Screen
Function
Video Mode (F means "Filming")
(default setting)
Single Shot Photo Mode
Triple Shot Photo Mode
Photo Every "X" Seconds Mode
1. Press the SHUTTER button to toggle between choices.
2. Press the POWER/MODE button to save whichever setting is showing on the screen
and continue to the next feature option.
CHOOSING VIDEO RESOLUTION
Your HD HERO camera shoots the following video resolutions:
Symbol on
Description
LCD Screen
16:9 Wide Angle
Standard
Defi nitionVideo
16:9 HD Video
16:9 Widest
HD Video
4:3 Tallest HD Video
(default
Max Overall View
resolution)
16:9 Full HD
Highest Resolution
NOTE: Above r1, r2, r3, r4 and r5 settings in the SET menu appear as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (no "r") on the
bottom le corner of LCD screen when not in the SET menu. See previous "STATUS LCD ICONS"
drawing for an example of this.
1. Press the SHUTTER button to toggle between choices.
2. Press the POWER/MODE button to save whichever setting is showing on the screen
and continue to the next feature option.
CHOOSING EXPOSURE SETTING
Choose between Spot Meter and Center Weighted Average Meter exposure settings depending on the lighting
of your environment:
Symbol on LCD Screen
Function
Center weighted average meter is best for normal outdoor and
(default setting)
indoor lighting conditions.
Spot meter is primarily for shooting from inside of a car or other dark
space looking out into a brighter outside setting. Spot meter adjusts
the exposure for the absolute center of the scene, for example the road
ahead instead of the interior of the car.
This icon appears on LCD when
If you are wanting optimum exposure of the inside of the car, fi lming
spot meter is active.
mainly the driver for example, choose Cnt center weighted average
to expose for the inside of the car.
1. Press the SHUTTER button to toggle between choices.
2. Press the POWER/MODE button to save whichever setting is showing on the screen
and continue to the next feature option.
UPSIDE DOWN IMAGE CAPTURE
If you need to mount your camera upside down to get the perfect photo or video angle, you can program
the camera to save the photo or video upside down so that it appears right side up when you review
it on your computer or TV. This eliminates the need to "fl ip" the photo or video later on your computer.
Symbol on LCD
Function
Screen
Saves photos and videos in a normal "right side up" orientation.
(default setting)
Saves photos and videos upside down so that they appear right side up when
you review on your computer or TV. The video camera and photo icons will
blink quickly on the LCD screen to reminding you that you are saving photos
and videos in upside down mode.
1. Press the SHUTTER button to toggle between the UP / UPd choices.
2. Press the POWER/MODE button to save whichever setting is showing on the screen
and continue to the next feature option.
SETTING VIDEO LIVE FEED ON / OFF
You can set your camera to send a live video signal out the side TV or HDTV ports by toggling the VIDEO
LIVE FEED setting on and off . Video Live Feed via the USB port is not supported. When Video Live Feed
is set to OFF (LFF) the camera will switch into video / photo playback mode when one of the included TV
cables are plugged into the camera. If Video Live Feed is turned on (LFO), the camera will stay in normal
camera mode when plugged into a TV and will send a live video signal to the TV. Plugging in the component
cable will send an HD video signal out from the camera, and plugging in the composite cable will send a
standard defi nition signal out from the camera. Video Live Feed On allows for plugging the camera into
wireless transmitters and TVs for live viewing from the camera. NOTE: If the component cable is used to
send live HD video out from the camera, and you begin simultaneously recording HD video to the SD card,
the live video feed will be reduced to standard defi nition as the camera cannot record and transmit HD video
at the same time. If you wish to have an HD live video feed from the camera you cannot begin recording HD
video to the SD card. If the composite cable is used to send standard defi nition video out from the camera,
then the camera can simultaneously record HD video to the SD card.
Symbol on LCD Screen
Function
Video Live Feed OFF.
(default setting)
Video Live Feed ON.
1. Press the SHUTTER button to toggle between the LFF / LFO choices.
2. Press the POWER/MODE button to save whichever setting is showing on the screen
and continue to the next feature option.
CHOOSING ON SCREEN DISPLAY ON / OFF
When the camera sends a live feed video signal out to a wireless transmitter or TV, it will send a battery
meter icon and a recording on/off icon via an "On Screen Display" that will appear in the video feed.
If you prefer to turn these status icons off , you can do so by toggling the "On Screen Display" setting off .
Symbol on LCD Screen
Function
On Screen Display ON
(default setting)
On Screen Display OFF
1. Press the SHUTTER button to toggle between the oSO / oSF choices.
2. Press the POWER/MODE button to save whichever setting is showing on the screen
and continue to the next feature option.
CHOOSING PHOTO EVERY 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 SECONDS TIMING
You can shoot a photo every 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds, ongoing, with the "Photo every X seconds" mode.
When you see P2 (photo every 2 seconds is the default setting), you can press the SHUTTER button to
toggle the following options:
Symbol on LCD Screen
Function
Shoots photos in 2 / 5 / 10 / 30 / or 60 second intervals.
/
/
/
/
1. Press the SHUTTER button to toggle between choices.
2. Press the POWER/MODE button to save whichever setting is showing on the screen
and continue to the next feature option.
CHOOSING LED BLINKING ON / OFF
You can set the red LED light to blink while fi lming or to be off at all times, for stealth:
Symbol on LCD Screen
Function
LED blinking ON.
(default setting)
LED blinking OFF.
1. Press the SHUTTER button to toggle between choices.
2. Press the POWER/MODE button to save whichever setting is showing on the screen and continue to the
next feature option.
Frames
Resolution
per
Suggested Use
Second
60 NTSC
WVGA
When smaller fi le size and
(848x480)
highest frame rate is desired.
50 PAL
When mounting on vehicles or
720p
30 NTSC
gear, when a very wide angle
is desired but vertical viewing
(1280 x 720)
25 PAL
area is not as important.
720p
60 NTSC
Same as r2 but with ultra slow
motion playback.
(1280 x 960)
50 PAL
When mounting on body.
helmet, surfboard or chest
960p
30 NTSC
harness, this mode off ers the
(1280 x 960)
25 PAL
most vertical viewing area of
all resolutions.
When vehicle or gear
mounted, best choice for
1080p
30 NTSC
highest in-car fi lming. 25%
narrower fi eld of view (127º)
(1920 x 1080)
25 PAL
compared to 170º view of
other resolutions.

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    ™ BASICS OF USING YOUR CAMERA Free downloadable camera updates may be available at gopro.com. Be sure to insert an SD card into the camera or else you won’t be able to record photos or video. POWER/MODE BUTTON Front of Camera POWER/MODE button turns camera on and off...

  • Page 2

    The HD HERO camera is compatible with 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacity SD and SDHC cards. While all speed cards work in the camera, GoPro recommends minimum Class 4 speed cards for reliability when shooting HD video. GoPro’s own testing has shown improved reliability in high vibration activities with name brand SD and SDHC cards.

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