Adjust the Setup Options on the GoPro 3 Hero Camera
Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you how to adjust the camera Setup Settings on your GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition.
The first thing we're going to do is enter the Set Up menu.
I have it selected already, so I will press the shutter button to access it.
The first option we have is Default Mode at Power Up.
Press the shutter button to enter that.
This mode allows us to choose which style and which option we are already in when we turn on the camera.
The default mode is Video, so when you turn on the GoPro you are automatically in the video mode. You can change this to either the Photo mode, the Burst Photo mode or the Time Lapse mode.
The next option we have is the 1 Button.
The 1 Button allows us to automatically start recording when we turn on the camera. The 1 Button mode can be configured to start in either Video or Time Lapse modes, so if we want to instantly start filming when we turn the camera on we can select this function.
The next option we have is NTSC or PAL.
These are options related to video recorded then played on TV or HDTV. Different regions have different settings. In Europe we have PAL, in North America they have NTSC. Select the right one for the equipment you're using.
The next option is the On Screen Display.
This allows us to hide the On Screen Display when making videos. If we want to save battery, we can turn it off. We can also turn it off when viewing the screen during playback on the television or computer.
The next option is Camera Status Lights.
We can choose to keep all 4 lights on, which is the default option.
We can change that to 2 of the lights or turn all of the lights off. This would be useful if we want to take photos of animals at night and we don't want to scare them, or we want to conserve battery power.
The next option we have is Sound Indicator.
Here you can adjust the volume or turn it off completely.
The volume options are 100%, 70 % or Off. On 100% or 70%, it will emit a noise when cycling through options, which can be annoying.
The next option is Manual Power Off.
If you want to preserve battery, the Hero 3 can be configured to automatically turn off after a specific time of inactivity.
You can set 60 seconds, 120 seconds, or 300 seconds.
When the camera is inactive, after this time, it will automatically turn off. The default setting is Manual, that means you can turn it off when you're ready. But, if you're worried about battery life, you can change it.
The last option in this Settings menu is to choose the Month, Day, Year and Time.
This is very important because when you import your photos into your computer or into a specific program, the settings on the program will group your photos by date and time, allowing you to have a clear idea of when your photos were taken and allow you to access them easily. It's very important that you have this setting adjusted correctly.
These are all the settings in the Settings menu.
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Recent edits by: Crystal, Thor