GoPro Remote Controls

GoPro Remote Control

GoPro Remote Controls

Cam-Do offers both wired and wireless remote controls for the GoPro HD Hero and GoPro HD HERO2 cameras.

The wired remote comes with a 1 meter cable and plugs into a stereo jack with a short cable which plugs into the back of the camera. The cable can be extended to any length using standard off-the-shelf stereo audio extension cables available anywhere.

The original wireless remote attaches directly to the back of the camera with a short cable. You can use the button on the receiver of the wireless remote as a wired remote to turn the camera on and off without bumping the camera when touching the difficult front button or operate the camera wirelessly from a distance.

Wireless Remote 2.0

Our new Wireless Remote 2.0 is designed to attach to the back of the GoPro camera and fits inside the extended GoPro back doors.

Wireless Remote Control

GoPro RF Remote Control

The wireless remote operates the camera up to 10 meters (30 feet) from the receiver.

To use the RF wireless remote control, plug the receiver into the back of the GoPro camera. The receiver can be attached to the back of the camera with velcro or double sided tape, or attached to the mount you are using.

The receiver control button can be used as a wired remote to test the connections. Press the button for about 5 seconds to turn the camera off. The button replicates the Power/Mode button on the front of the camera.

To operate the camera from a distance, press the button on the wireless remote.

Pressing the button in part way (like focus on other cameras) will turn the camera on. The LED will glow green. Pressing the button all the way will turn the camera off. The LED will glow red. It is not necessary to hold the button for 5 seconds. A short one second press will work for both turning the camera on and turning the camera off.

You must set the GoPro camera to operate in One Button Mode. The camera can take one or more photos each time it is turned on, or record a video clip.

To use One Button Mode, scroll through the settings and change OnF (the default) to OnO. Next, choose the default operating mode at power up, choose F for video (film), P for single shot, 3 for triple shot, or PES for sequential shots every few seconds. Skip several settings and choose from P1, P2, P5, P30 or P60 for one photo every 1,2,5,30 or 60 seconds while the camera is on.

Note that the remote control does not operate the shutter button. It can only turn the camera on and off.

Consult the GoPro Reference Card for more setting information or read the GoPro HD Hero Manual [PDF] for complete instructions. Manuals in other languages are downloadable from GoPro Support.

To use One Button Mode on the HD Hero 2, scroll through the settings and change One Button Mode (the default) to On and press the shutter button to confirm. Next, choose the default operating mode at power up, choose Video for video, Photo for single shot, Burst for triple shot, or Time Lapse for sequential shots every few seconds. Skip several settings and choose from the Time Lapse Modes for 0.5, 1,2,5,30 or 60 seconds while the camera is on. It is a good idea to set the Auto Power Off to 60,120, or 300 seconds to ensure the camera is turned off when not being used. Note that the remote control does not operate the shutter button. It can only turn the camera on and off.

The connector fits in the skeleton doors provided with the GoPro accessories such as the GoPro LCD Bacpac or the GoPro Battery Backpac The wire can be threaded through the skeleton slots. Alternatively, a dremel tool can be used to carve an extra hole in the normal skeleton door to accommodate the connector.

Wireless Remote Mounted

The remote controls can be set to use one of 16 identity codes, so multiple cameras can be programmed to operate off one control, or each of 16 cameras can be operated independently in the same location.


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GoPro Wireless Remote Control

$99.95

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What do our customers use our controls for?

It delights us to hear from happy customers who have used the remote control to take photos and videos in interesting ways.

  • A racing car driver mounted the camera on the windshield and controlled it from the driver's seat.
  • A photographer mounted the camera on a birdfeeder and snapped pictures from a cozy armchair in his living room.
  • A skydiver mounted the camera on her helmet and had the remote control in her hand as she jumped. The remote has a lanyard attachment point.
  • A paraglider pilot used magnets to attach the camera to his wing to film a bird's eye view of himself hanging below.
  • A hang glider pilot mounted the camera on the tip of his wing and photographed himself and his tandem passenger as he did stomach churning maneuvers.
  • Everyone uses the remote control to take pictures of themselves.

Tell us what you used your remote control for.


† The actual distance varies greatly depending on local conditions. Some users have reported it working at 100 meters.

Cam-Do products are designed for use with GOPRO® products. GOPRO® is a registered trademarks of Woodman Labs, Inc. in the United States and other countries.