GoPro’s high-end Hero4 action camera is just going to get better. The company announced at CES 2015 that the current and potential owners of Hero4 Black and Silver editions are in for a number of goodies. GoPro will release a firmware update in the first half of this year. One of the new features is a time-lapse video mode that will snap images continuously and auto-convert it into a video. It’s a real time saver.
GoPro to release to more video capture modes
The current time-lapse mode takes a series of photos that you have to convert into a video using GoPro’s desktop software. There will be two more video capture settings. One, 720p resolution at 240fps for super slow-motion HD quality videos. And two, 2.7K resolution at 60fps that gives users smoother videos for fast-moving scenes.
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For photos, GoPro cameras are getting a burst-photo setting that will capture 30 frames in six seconds. Another exciting addition to Black as well as Silver edition cameras is the long-overdue auto-rotate feature. When the camera is mounted upside down, it will detect it and auto-rotate the picture. That means you no longer have to dig around in the menu to rotate the picture.
It was a GoPro Christmas
The San Mateo-based company has added a HiLight Tag feature to Hero4 cameras. It lets you highlight the video you are shooting with the press of a button. GoPro also announced at CES that it will make its GoPro Channel app available on LG Smart TVs this year. The company’s CEO Nick Woodman said in an interview with CNBC that GoPro’s holiday sales and international outlook suggest smoother ride ahead.
The company had a strong holiday quarter, said Woodman. He said it was a GoPro Christmas. The company sees a lot of room to grow outside the US market. Woodman said that overall growth should be “very healthy” internationally in 2015. He also highlighted synergies between action cameras and drones.