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Tech Lending Program: GoPro HERO4 Silver

The GoPro HERO4 Camera

What is the GoPro Hero 4 camera?

"Capture your world in an all-new way with HERO4 Silver, the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling the camera, framing shots and playing back content is now ultra convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. HERO4 Silver captures 1080p60 and 720p120 video with lifelike clarity, plus 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second. New experience-enhancing features include HiLight Tag, which lets you mark key moments for easy playback, editing and sharing, and QuikCapture, which allows you to power on the camera and start recording with the press of a single button. Waterproof to 131’ (40m), HERO4 Silver combines versatility and pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display."

- Image and description from the GoPro Website


How do I check out the GoPro Hero 4 camera?

The items that are part of the Tech Lending Program are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis at the Services Desk in Honnold/Mudd Library by current Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff who have a valid library account.

An optional consultation is available to patrons who wish to receive an orientation on how to use any of the items in the Tech Lending Program. Patrons who wish to have this orientation should email, to set up an appointment.

All items are available for a checkout period of 4 days with no renewals. Items are available for checkout only to students, faculty, and staff of the Claremont Colleges.

Prior to borrowing an item from the Tech Loaning Program for the first time, all users must sign a copy of the 'Claremont Colleges Technology Borrowing Agreement. You can check the current availability of this item through the following link: Go Pro Hero 4 Camera

Late fines for these items are $1/hour; items are considered lost after 24 hours and users will be charged the full replacement cost at that time.

The complete loan policy is available on the 'Claremont Colleges Technology Borrowing Agreement, which can be found below:

What's in the Box!

The following items should be included in the box when you check out the GoPro Camera.

  • GoPro HERO4 Silver Camera
  • GoPro Camera Housing (waterproof to 131 feet - 40m)
  • Touch Backdoor (enables you to replace housing's standard backdoor, so that you can access touch display. Waterproof to 10 feet - 3m)
  • Skeleton Backdoor (improves sound quality by allowing more sound to reach microphone)
  • GoPro Rechargeable Battery
  • USB Cable
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Flat Adhesive Mount
  • 2 Quick Release Buckles
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm (Mounting Hardware)
  • GoPro Hero4 Silver Quickstart Guide

Setting up the GoPro Camera

Before getting started, a microSD card (not supplied) will be needed to record all of the amazing pictures you will be taking.  The HERO4 camera is compatible with 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB capacity microSD cards (make sure the to use a microSD card with a Class 10 or UHS-1 rating).


When you check out the GoPro HERO4 Camera, it will come with the Quick Start Guide, which will enable you to quickly begin using the camera.

The complete manual can be found here:


Additionally support for the GoPro camera can be found at the GoPro Support Website:


Additional downloads to connect the HERO4 camera to your smartphone and/or computer are available and can be downloaded through the following link: