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GoPro Hero4 gets a firmware update – improves night lapse shooting

By site editor Dan Chung:

The Hero 3+ Black
The Hero 3+ Black

GoPro’s Hero4 has only just shipped but it hasn’t stopped the company delivering a brand new firmware release today. The most important new features are an automatic shutter option for Night Lapse mode as well as continuous interval for night lapse mode. Additionally GoPro claim that image sharpness is increased in various video modes.

Sadly there is still no sign of the full manual exposure control that many pros have been wishing for. Hopefully GoPro will do this at some point in the future.

You can download the update now from the GoPro site.

Here is the update info from GoPro:

HERO4 Black v01.02.00 new Features:

Adds Automatic shutter option for Night Lapse mode
Adds Continuous interval for Night Lapse mode

Performance Improvements

Increases image sharpness in various video modes
Decreases Time Lapse shutter lag
Optimizes Time Lapse auto exposure performance for 0.5 and 1 second intervals
Decreases thumbnail load time on the LCD Touch BacPac™
Increases file transfer speed from camera to computer

Usability Improvements

Simplifies Default Mode menu
Adds 5 min option to Auto Off
Displays HiLight Tags in thumbnail gallery on the LCD Touch BacPac (3rd Generation only)
Improves swipe and playback controls on the LCD Touch BacPac (3rd Generation only)
Displays the most recent video or photo first during playback on the LCD Touch BacPac

General Improvements + Bug Fixes

Addresses an issue that may prevent pairing with the GoPro App
Addresses an issue that may disable live preview on the GoPro App
Addresses an issue that may cause the camera to appear out of range with the GoPro App
Improves battery level icon accuracy
Addresses an issue that may prevent files from being deleted
Addresses an issue which may cause the camera to automatically power on when connected to a computer
Other improvements and bug fixes

HERO4 Silver v01.02.00 new Features:

Adds Automatic shutter option for Night Lapse mode
Adds Continuous interval for Night Lapse mode

Performance Improvements

Increases image sharpness in various video modes
Decreases Time Lapse shutter lag
Optimizes Time Lapse auto exposure performance for 0.5 and 1 second intervals
Decreases thumbnail load time
Increases file transfer speed from camera to computer

Usability Improvements

Simplifies Default Mode menu
Adds 5 min option to Auto Off
Displays HiLight Tags in thumbnail gallery
Improves swipe and playback controls
Displays the most recent video or photo first during playback

General Improvements + Bug Fixes

Addresses an issue that may prevent pairing with the GoPro App
Addresses an issue that may disable live preview on the GoPro App
Addresses an issue that may cause the camera to appear out of range with the GoPro App
Improves battery level icon accuracy
Addresses an issue that may prevent files from being deleted
Addresses an issue which may cause the camera to automatically power on when connected to a computer
Other improvements and bug fixes

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