GoPros are excellent cameras that meet everyone's needs. Whether you are looking for a camera to immortalize your stay with friends under the sun Val Thorens or whether you are looking for an action cam to film your next off-road run, the GoPro will prove indispensable on both counts.

The ease of use of the GoPro even for beginners is an undeniable advantage and it is possible to take very beautiful images easily. They nevertheless remain at the cutting edge of technology and have settings which, once mastered, give another dimension to your videos. A brief overview of the technical terms you may encounter when handling your GoPro camera.


This is the size of the image, the number of pixels that make it up. The higher the resolution, the more pixels the image contains and therefore the higher the image quality. On the GoPro Hero 7 Black there are 7 different resolutions; 4k, 4k 4:3, 2.7k, 2.7k 4:3, 1440, 1080 and 720. Warning: a high resolution results in significantly larger files, which requires less space on your SD card (memory card) and a computer powerful enough to read 4k files.

IPS (Frames Per Second)

This is the number of frames that make up one second of video. The higher this number is, the smoother the animation will be. It's not necessary to have a high FPS number in most cases, unless you want to shoot heavy slow motion. The Hero 7 Black offers 5 different IPS settings; 240, 120, 60, 30 and 24. Be careful though, high FPS are not available in all resolutions and are more difficult to read for less powerful computers. It is usual to encounter the term FPS which designates the same thing but in the language of Shakespeare: Frame Per Second.

The CDV (Field of view)

It's the Field of view with which the GoPro will film and capture images. A lens, just like the human eye, has an angle of view in which it sees things. The Hero 7 Black have three Field of view available: Linear, Wide and Superview. Linear is a more closed angle than Wide which itself is more closed than Superview. In Superview the peripheral view is more important but it gives the image a “fish eye” effect which distorts it slightly.


These are GoPro's advanced settings that allow even greater control over your image. We will cover them in more detail very soon in a future article 😉 They must be done before starting to film.

Time-lapse video on GoPro

This mode makes it easy to achieve what is more commonly called a timelapse which is released directly on video. Timelapses are very aesthetic and you will enjoy viewing them and sharing them on social networks.


Time-lapse photography on GoPro

This mode also allows you to make a timelapse but the GoPro does not compile the images on its own to make a video. Instead all the photos taken will be available on the SD card and will need to be compiled using editing software. This method allows more control over your timelapse (calibration, frame rate etc.) but takes longer and is more complex.

Burst (photo) GoPro

The mode gust allows you to take a number of photos in series over a given time. It is the frequency which will decide the number of photos taken during this period of time. This setting is available in photo mode and when burst mode is selected (submenu when selecting modes). The nomenclature is simple: the first number designates the number of photos taken during the given period of time. The second number corresponds to the amount of time. In summary 30/6 means that once the trigger button is activated the GoPro will take 30 photos in 6 seconds10 / 3 10 photos in 3 seconds. 5 / 1 5 photos in a second. With this mode, it can be useful to have a stabilizer for GoPro which will allow you to take more stable and sharper images.


This is the GoPro application that edits your videos automatically by selecting what you have filmed. It is available on iOS and Android and you will need to connect the application to your GoPro.

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These GoPro cameras no longer hold any secrets for you and you no longer have excuses not to have the perfect settings for your GoPro and thus create superb holiday videos!


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