GoPro HERO4 Update Adds 240fps, Time Lapse Video Mode, More

GoPro HERO4 Update Adds 240fps, Time Lapse Video Mode, More

GoPro released updates v02.00.00 for the HERO4 Black and HERO4 Silver cameras yesterday. The updates bring a smattering of new features to the cameras, notably higher frame rate video modes, a Time Lapse mode, auto image rotation, and the ability to add HiLight Tags during playback using the LCD Touch BacPac, as well as other smaller features. All of the new features are supported by the HERO4 Black camera, while the HERO4 Silver sees a slightly more limited expansion of features from the update.

The updated features will be welcome to many videographers who need such functionality in a small action camera. While the GoPro HERO4 is currently the king of action cameras, it is remarkable how until now it was out-paced in high frame rate video by the iPhone 6. The update finally brings the GoPro up to match the 720p240 specs that the iPhone 6 offers. The full list up improvements included in the update is below.

HERO4 Black update v02.00.00

 

New Modes + Features

  • Adds Time Lapse Video mode
  • Adds 720p240 video mode (Narrow FOV only)
  • Adds 2.7K60 video mode
  • Adds Auto Image Rotation
  • Adds 30 photos/6 seconds Burst rate
 

Performance Improvements

  • Changes Protune default video ISO to 1600

 

Usability Improvements

  • Adds Reset option for camera Wi-Fi settings
  • Displays Night Lapse shutter time on the camera status screen
  • LCD Touch BacPac Improvements
  • Delivers the ability to add HiLight Tags during playback
  • Adds new gesture to display the last photo or video captured
  • Automatically locks the display after the camera goes to sleep
 

General Improvements + Bug Fixes

  • Night Lapse stability improvements

 

HERO4 Silver update v02.00.00

 

New Features

  • Adds Time Lapse Video mode
  • Adds Auto Image Rotation
  • Adds 30 photos/6 seconds Burst rate
  • Performance Improvements
  • Changes Protune default video ISO to 1600
 

Usability Improvements

  • Delivers the ability to add HiLight Tags during playback
  • Adds new gesture to display the last photo or video captured
  • Automatically locks the display after the camera goes to sleep
  • Adds Reset option for camera Wi-Fi settings
  • Displays Night Lapse shutter time on the camera status screen
 

General Improvements + Bug Fixes

  • Night Lapse stability improvements

 

To take advantage of the new features, update your camera using GoPro Studio software, the GoPro app, or manually. More information on the update can be found on the GoPro update website.

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6 Comments

Justin Haugen's picture

love them more and more with every update.

chris bartkowski's picture

Shot this little test piece this morning in 240/fps:
https://vimeo.com/118855365

Im surprised they didn't talk much about the menus changing also. I "freaked" out for a second when I thought i did something wrong and lost the nightlapse setup lol.

Awesome. Just picked up a Hero4 Black. Time to update and get out and have some fun.

Wayne Du Bruyn's picture

Anyone perhaps know or have actually tried putting a bigger sd card in than 64gig , looking at 128gig but don't want to fork out if not going to work .

Eitan Kan's picture

I can't believe people were talking about the chinese brand as a competitor, they are 2 steps behind.