Congratulations on your new HERO4 Silver camera.
This series of videos will show you the basics of capturing life’s most incredible moments
with your GoPro. In this video, we’ll give you an overview of the HERO4 Silver camera.
To get more detail about any of the topics we’re about to cover, download the user manual
at gopro.com/support. The HERO4 Silver comes with these items: a rechargeable battery, a USB charging cable, Standard Housing, a Touch Backdoor, a Skeleton Backdoor,
Curved and Flat Adhesive mounts, two Quick Release Buckles- one on the top of the box and one
inside, a 3-Way Pivot Arm, and a Locking Plug. Remove the camera from the housing by squeezing
the door closed, then lifting the latch. Pivot the latch back and up to release the Backdoor.
Insert the card with the label facing the front of the camera. Your HERO4 Silver comes
with a partially charged battery, but it’s a good idea to fully charge it to get the
most out of your first use. To charge your HERO4 Silver, open the battery door and insert
the battery. Connect your camera to a computer or other USB charging adapter with the included USB cable. For faster charging, be sure the camera is off when you connect it to the computer or charging device. To get the most out of your HERO4 Silver, update your camera’s software
to ensure that you always have the latest features at your fingertips. Visit gopro.com/getstarted
for details. While you’re there, be sure to download the GoPro App to your smartphone
or tablet so you can control your camera remotely and view and share your photos and videos.
You’ll also want to download the latest GoPro software for your desktop to help you easily
import, edit, and play your content. Let’s take a look at the basics of the HERO4 Silver camera.
The main feature is the built-in Touch Display, which lets you preview shots, easily change
settings and modes, and immediately playback your videos and photos. The Touch Display
automatically turns on or off when you turn your camera on or off, but you can dim the
screen at any time with the Touch Display sleep/wake button. The HERO4 Silver has four
buttons: a shutter button on the top, a power button on the front, a sleep/wake button on
the back, and a settings/tag button on the side. Camera status lights can be seen from
several angles. There’s one on the front, top, back, and bottom. The blue wireless status
light on the front blinks when wireless is on. On the side of the camera, you’ll find
a microHDMI port, a mini USB port, and a microSD card slot. When you’re recording video, use
the settings/tag button to add HiLight Tags to your video so you can mark the best moments
to share. When you’re not recording, this button is a quick way to get in and out of
the settings menu for any mode. In the box you’ll find three Backdoors. Use the Standard
Backdoor if your activities involve water, dirt, sand, or other environmental hazards.
Use the Touch Backdoor in these environments if you still want to use the Touch Display.
Use the Skeleton Backdoor to get better sound quality and only when water, dirt, and sand
are not a risk. To change the Backdoor on the housing, lift the latch, then pivot it
back and up to release the Backdoor. Open the Backdoor, then firmly pull it off the
hinge. Push the new Backdoor into the hinge until it snaps into place. Be sure the seal
is clean, then close the Backdoor. To keep the seal in good condition, especially when
using the housing in dirty or sandy environments, rinse the seal and the housing with fresh
water. The HERO4 Silver can be used with all GoPro mounts. Three mounts are included in
the box, along with two adhesive mounts, so you can easily adapt your GoPro to your activities.
Adhesive mounts make it easy to secure the camera to curved or flat surfaces, such as
helmets, vehicles, and other gear. Always attach adhesive mounts to a smooth surface.
The 3-Way Pivot Arm lets you mount your camera on the side of a helmet or anywhere you need
to rotate it 90 degrees. To give you an idea of how to put everything together, let’s set
everything up for a motorcycle ride. We’ll be going less than 60 miles per hour, so we’ll
use the Skeleton Backdoor. This door will allow us to get great sound in the video.
We want to mount the camera to the side of the helmet to get some great footage of the
ride. Be sure the surface is clean and smooth. Because a helmet is curved, we’ll use the
curved adhesive mount. Peel off the backing and firmly press the mount onto the surface.
The next thing to do is attach the 3-Way Pivot Arm to the mount. No matter what configuration
you’ll use with this arm, the first step is to disassemble it. Then use a short thumbscrew
to connect the long twist to the Quick Release. To mount the camera on top of the long twist,
be sure the nut of the Quick Release is on top. Connect the short twist with the nut
pointed toward the Quick Release mount, attach the camera with the long thumbscrew, slide
the Quick Release into the adhesive mount. You’re ready to go. So you captured some great
video and photos, but that’s just the beginning. Relive your experience and share it with your
friends. To playback or share from your smartphone or tablet, use the GoPro App. Or easily playback
content on your computer using the latest GoPro Software. For more information about
anything in this video, visit gopro.com/getstarted.