Gain Total GoPro Control By Accesing it Via Wi-Fi

Jul 21, 2014

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Gain Total GoPro Control By Accesing it Via Wi-Fi

Jul 21, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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GoPro has some cool time lapse features, but they are somewhat restricted, especially the interval between shots parameter which is limited to 60 seconds. If the camera is close to a computer though, you can get total control over the camera by issuing simple HTTP requests.

Adrian Sitterle shares a complete list of HTTP GoPro commands as well as a simple script that uses them to take a timelapse with a 30 minutes interval.

Those commands control everything from waking the up the camera; through

  • taking a picture
  • controlling video parameters like resolution and FPS
  • time lapse interval
  • white balance
  • burst mode and parameters
  • on screen display
  • and a few others…

The full list can be found on Adrian’s GitHub. Adrian than used thos commands to create a time-lapse script that ran, not on the camera, but on a wifi-master computer.

This means that as long as you have wifi access to the camera, you can manipulate it via your PC, MAC or even android.

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[Removing GoPro’s timelapse frequency constraints via hackaday]

P.S. Adrian also casually mentions that

you can browse all pictures and videos on your GoPro over WiFi! Just browse to http://10.5.5.9:8080 in your browser

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3 responses to “Gain Total GoPro Control By Accesing it Via Wi-Fi”

  1. derek byrne Avatar
    derek byrne

    So does that last casual mention means I can see anyone’s images if in wifi range?

    1. Adrian Avatar
      Adrian

      You need to be on that gopro’s wifi network. If you disabled wifi security form your gopro, then yes, anyone can see your photos.

  2. Elnur Avatar
    Elnur

    you need wi-fi password….