By site editor Dan Chung:
GoPro have announced new firmware coming out next month that promises to add great new features to their popular Hero4 cameras. For video shooters the most important will be 240fps 720P and 60fps 2.7K modes on the Hero4 black edition – welcome options for slow motion shooting.
Both the silver and black editions will gain an in-camera timelapse creation option as well as an auto-rotation function that means that you will no longer have to flip footage in post when you shoot with the camera upside down.
Here is the info from GoPro’s website:
Next month GoPro will release some awesome new updates for the HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver that will amp the camera’s performance, capabilities and convenience even higher. Stay tuned to this News page for details on when the new firmware is available, but in the mean time, here’s a sneak peek at what features the updates will unlock:
HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver
Time lapse video mode – Capture Time Lapse videos automatically—no post-production needed. Showcase a sunrise, road trip or family gathering as a short, sharable video.
30/6 burst photo – Introducing a new way to never miss a moment. Capture 30 photos in 6 seconds—perfect for longer duration fast-action activities like surfing and snowboarding.
Auto rotate – Automatically adjusts capture orientation to right-side up when the camera is mounted upside down.
720p240 fps video – Record ultra high frame rate video at a staggering 240 frames per second for liquid smooth slow-motion playback
2.7K60 fps video – Capture cinematic, high-resolution 2.7K footage at an impressive 60 frames per second
Add HiLight Tags during playback – Now you can mark key moments both while recording video and playing back content on the built-in touch display to quickly find highlights for easy editing and sharing.