I don't think the concept behind the GoPro is bad. With the [Hero 4-> gopro-hero-4] GoPro has drilled the model even further and in 2014 brought a great action cam onto the market. The Hero has served me well with aerial photos with the [quadrocopter-> quadrocopter] and it can also be used as a [underwater-compatible camera-> underwater digital camera] for family vacations. Unfortunately, the operation is not really intuitive, so that you urgently need a little help from the instructions at the beginning. For this reason, I have linked the individual instructions as PDF here, which you would otherwise have to search for by clicking a lot on the GoPro page. The instructions are designed for the different models, so we have several for the Hero 4.
Update: Unfortunately, GoPro has redesigned its pages in such a way that direct links can no longer be set. I have deposited the general support page for manuals as a link everywhere. You then have to choose the appropriate model yourself.
The manuals are a good help in getting to know the basic functions. If you want to deal a little more with the possibilities of the GoPro and the tips and tricks of the professionals, you should look at the book by Julian Breuer. There you will not only learn how the GoPro works, but everything from planning a video to the best settings and accessories for certain shoots and also the post-processing of the films in corresponding programs.
I hope you have found some reading material that will help you get started in the world of GoPro. The book is also available as an eBook, so that you can always have it with you with your [Kindle Fire-> kindle-fire].
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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