- Written by Mike Gruwell
GoPro has released a firmware update for all HD HERO cameras.
This update includes a one button record mode, upside down mode, live feed out, live feed on-screen display and additional PAL support.
The GoPro firmware update (v02.05.11) for all HD HERO cameras along with additional information/videos can be found at this link.
New Features include:
One Button Mode
One Button Mode simplifies recording video and photos with your HD HERO. With One Button Mode, your camera will start recording video or photos automatically when you power the camera 'ON' and will only stop recording when you power the camera 'OFF'. The shutter button is deactivated in One Button Mode. You can only turn the camera on and off, making it the perfect setting for loaning it to friends or newbies.
Upside Down Mode (UPd)
Now you can take videos and photos with the camera mounted upside down without having to rotate the files later. In UPd, all videos and photos will be saved to your SD card right-side up.
Live Feed Out
Display live feed SD or HD video and audio straight out of the camera to a TV, handheld viewer, or video transmitter. Allows viewing a live video signal during preview, recording, and playback of saved files.
Live Feed On-Screen Display
Display battery life, camera mode, and recording status icons on your live feed video signal with 'On Screen Display' turned on, or turn it off to transmit only the video without any status icons.
PAL 25/50 fps Support
If you live in a PAL region (most regions outside of North America) you can now record in the PAL broadcast standard of 25 / 50 fps in the following resolutions:
r1 WVGA 50fps
r2 1280x720 25fps
r3 1280x720 50fps
r4 1280x960 25fps
r5 1920x1080 25fps