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GoPro Hero 3 Helmet HERO User Manual

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

   Summary of Contents for GoPro Hero 3 Helmet HERO

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    ™ 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...

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    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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