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GoPro HD HERO2 to Get 24p and Higher Bitrate With a New Firmware

April 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · General 3D News

GoPro has announced their partnership with Technicolor at the NAB 2012 Show in Las Vegas in order to embed Technicolor’s CineStyle color profile for the debut of the new GoPro Protune firmware this summer. The new Protune firmware for the GoPro HD HERO2 action cameras will also bring support for 24fps frame rate recording, higher 35 Mbps data rate, neutral color profile for better color correction in post-production, log curve encoding offering more detail in shadows and highlights as well as reduced sharpening and noise reduction. The GoPro Protune firmware will be a free firmware upgrade available for the HD HERO2 camera only and will work with the GoPro CineForm Studio without any problems. Using Protune with GoPro CineForm Studio Premium and GoPro CineForm Studio Professional should provide additional benefits, offering extensive color correction controls and customizable presets to create professional, cinematic looks from the GoPro HERO2 captured content. Non-destructive 3D LUTs should provide even more flexibility, enabling users to further tweak their images, manipulate saturation and contrast and color correction controls to create highly stylized content.

There is no word if the Protune firmware will be compatible with the 3D HERO accessory, but there should be nor reason for it not to be. And the 24 fps recording mode along with the higher bitrate would also be a benefit for people using the HD HERO2 action cameras in pairs to record stereoscopic 3D footage. The less additional processing on the input would also be a plus for stereo 3D recording, although there are still some things that need attention when using the 3D HERO adapter in the latest standard firmware for stereo 3D recording in order to have matching exposure and white balance on both cameras for example. Still, can’t wait to see some sample video footage recorded with HD HERO2 using the new Protune firmware…

For more information about the HD HERO2 action cameras from GoPro…

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Max // Apr 18, 2012 at 17:47

    Good, but i also wanted write exactly this:
    “to have matching exposure and white balance on both cameras for example”

    And 720p/medium mode, locking exposure while making timelapse photos, not cropped lcd backpack screen, etc, etc…

  • 2 Wishing4Upgrade // Apr 20, 2012 at 07:54

    720p/medium/60fps !

    When is that firmware upgrade going to happen?

    PLEASE!!!!!! Gonna sell my gear if I don’t hear something encouraging soon….

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