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GoPro Camera - Python module made easy.

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A complete Python GoPro module made easy.


At the moment this module only works with the newest GoPro Hero 4.

Sadly the earlier versions of GoPro are not backwards/forwards compatible.


Easy install with Github or PyPi

Installing the latest version from GitHub.

$ git clone
$ cd gopro
$ python install

Installing the tested version from PyPi.

$ sudo pip install gopro


Once the installation is complete you are ready to start! :)

The default IP address for the GoPro is using

You must first be connected to the GoProApp Wifi connection.

Launch your favorite ipython or standard python

>>> import gopro
>>> camera =
>>> camera.status
{'connection': 'OK',
 'datetime': '2014-11-12T23:53:59',
 'ip': '',
 'ok': True,
 'screen': 'video',
 'storage': '31.3 GB',
 'time_offset': 'now'}

Take a Photo or Video

With very simple commands you can tell your GoPro to start recording or take a photo.

The screen will automaticly change to the approriate page.

>>> camera.timelapse()

Camera modes

Makes it easy to cycle threw each available modes.

>>> camera.mode('burst')
>>> camera.mode('photo')
>>> camera.mode('timelapse')
>>> camera.mode('video')

Locate (Beep! Beep!)

Can’t find your device?? Call the locate function and it will Beep endlessly until there is no more battery.

To turn off the beeps, simply press the mode button on the device or use the off as a parameter.

>>> camera.locate('on')
>>> camera.locate('off')


The camera will turn itself off, the Wi-Fi will still be active.

At the moment there is no working commands to turn the device back on.

To reactivate the device, press the mode button.

>>> camera.sleep()

Delete Photos

Might be useful to dump all those photos from your GoPro.

Warning once you delete photos/videos you cannot retrieve them back.

The erase function does the same as the delete all.

>>> camera.erase()
>>> camera.delete_all()
>>> camera.delete_last()


You can explore the different types of settings & status by getting the raw JSON response or selecting a specific pre-parsed attribute

Processed attributes

Status - Screen

This will let you know which page your GP is currently active.

There are only 4 available outcomes.

>>> camera.status

Raw JSON Responses

The original response from the GoPro device.

>>> camera.settings_raw
>>> camera.status_raw

Date & Time

It is a good idea to sync your GoPro with the same clock as your computer.

An easy way to do this is use the datetime & time_offset attribute.

Try to aim your GoPro to have less than 1 second offset.

The time_offset is measured in (+/-) seconds.

>>> camera.datetime
2014-11-12 21:53:09
>>> camera.datetime_offset

File Storage

Here is how you can retrieve the total file storage in (KB) or pretty human readeable format.

>>> camera.status_storage
>>> camera.status['storage']
'31.3 GB'


Want to explore & troubleshoot the device a bit, you can retrieve the following properties from your device.

>>> camera.debug
>>> camera.commands


A big thanks to all the people who have helped contribute!

To be a contributor, please message me with requests on Twitter/Github issues


The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2014-2015 Denis Carriere

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