Get Started with your GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

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Hello, and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to get started with your GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. You just bought your GoPro, you're all excited, so we're going to take a look at it. We've taken it out of the housing so we can really get a feel of it and take out the battery and look at all the different aspects.

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    The first thing we're going to do is to turn it on.
    On the front of the camera, there is the power and mode button. You can press this, hold onto that until it powers up. The red light will come on at the bottom, that means it's powered up.
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    There are four lights on the GoPro Hero 3, two are on the front.
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    There's one light at the top.
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    There's also one light on the back.
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    These lights are all activation lights and they all flash at the same time, so from whatever angle you have the camera, you can see if it's taking photos or not.
    The top front light is the WiFi light, and on the side we have the WiFi button. When you press the button, this will turn on the WiFi allowing you to upload images and footage to social media very rapidly.
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    It does take a lot of battery life so if you're not using it you want to turn off the WiFi.
    The blue indicator will blink when you turn it off and on.
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    On the front of the camera is the LCD screen.
    This is where we can select settings and different aspects of the camera.
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    On the top, we have the shutter, the orange circle, and it's also the select button when using the setting modes in the LCD status screen.
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    On top of the camera, we also have a microphone.
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    Then, if we turn the camera to the other side, we can see there is a cover.
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    We can take off the cover and this is where the microSD card is housed.
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    You can take it out of the port.
    It's a tiny microSD card. It does not come with the camera. You'll have to purchase that yourself.
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    We can put that back in.
    We can also see there are two other ports. the top port is an HDMI port for connecting your camera to a television. You have to buy the cable yourself.
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    At the bottom, there is a micro USB port, and this is for charging the battery.
    You also have to buy that yourself.
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    You can put the cover back on and turn the camera around to see the back.
    On the back left, we have the Hero port. The Hero port is for attaching BacPacs to the GoPro. BacPacs are things like a larger battery pack or an LCD screen so you can actually see what you're taking photos of and help you to frame it.
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    Also, where it says GoPro, this is the battery cover.
    We can take this off by pressing that lever.
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    Flip out the battery cover.
    There's the battery. There's a tab on the battery and you can pull the tab out to pull the battery out.
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    It's very simple, you can put in the battery the same way when you're done.
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    Put the cover on and wait for the click.
    These are all the components of the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. Familiarize yourself with these buttons, and as you get more in-tune and more experience with your camera, then you will certainly get a feel of how everything works. If you have any suggestions, comments or queries about what we have talked about in this video, then you can leave them in the section below. You've been watching VisiHow. Look out for more videos about the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition and check them out. Goodbye for now.
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