GoPro is releasing a firmware update that includes the new “Video Performance Mode”. These are not new creative tools, but are designed to prevent the camera from shutting down due to excess heat when recording under certain conditions. The company is also unveiling a new “Enduro” battery that will improve performance in cold weather.
Some reviews have complained that soon after the launch of Hero 10 Their cameras were extra hot And going off after about 20 minutes of continuous recording. The problem didn’t seem universal, in Our review I did such an experiment (before hearing the complaint) and was able to get more than an hour of footage. Others Detailed test Also don’t bump into the initial problem. But enough users had problems that the company definitely had to take note.
Today, GoPro has confirmed that a new firmware update is coming with the above mentioned video performance modes – maximum video performance, extended battery and tripod / stationery. The first of that list sounds like the current mode. Extended batteries, as the name implies, provide the best settings for long battery life. The latter assumes that the camera will not move and thus removes things like GPS and hyper-smooth stabilization, presumably, to ease the loading of the new processor in situations where there is no speed or airflow to cool the camera.
According to GoPro, with the new firmware, a 5.3K recording at 60fps will last 47 percent longer (average 29 minutes per clip). Alternatively, at 4K / 60fps you can enjoy a total increase of 154 percent in one hour and three minutes.
The new Enduro battery ($ 24.99) GoPro says it will increase the average recording time of 5.3K / 60 video at 14F / -10C by an average of 56 minutes. When used at moderate temperatures, the 5.3K / 60 shot duration will increase by 28 percent while the 4K / 120 video will enjoy a 40 percent improvement over the record time. The new cell will be compatible with both Hero 9 Black and Hero 10 Black and thanks to it it comes in a different color so you can’t mix it with your standard battery.
GoPro can’t wait to tell you what the new battery is doing using “revolutionary technology”. Either way, whatever you use for the Hero 10, at the end of the month you’ll be able to update your firmware for new modes or you’ll be able to pick up a new battery by the end of November.
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