GoPro firmware update to enable 240fps @ 720p, here's what it looks like

By Shawn Knight ยท 9 replies
Jan 29, 2015
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  1. Slow motion is one of the cooler - and more accessible - film-making effects. It's currently available on a number of smartphones and soon, it'll be coming to GoPro's latest Hero4 Black action camera.

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,724   +3,697

    So recording at higher frame rates, doesn't change the playback rates? Which is why the video was in slow motion?
  3. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    If they really wanted to show it off, there would have be an explosion of some short.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,724   +3,697

    If you didn't get an idea of what the camera is capable of by watching the video, an explosion is not going to help.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Recorded at 240, played back at regular, which typically is ~24 or ~30.
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I'm pretty sure youtube maxes out at 60 fps so the best you could do using that as your player is 1/4 speed by doubling the playback speed in youtube. Even that looks really interesting but if you have the original files you could play it back at whatever speed you wanted.
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    It sort of has to be lower resolution. I think the fastest SD Card you can buy can only save data at HD resolution at like 60 fps. Bummer about the tradeoff, but it's the only way around it with current tech.
  8. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    I can already tell of the capability, but an explosion would be a lot more fun to watch :p
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  9. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    It's a step in a good direction, slowing things down by a factor of 10 is neat, but I'm waiting for affordable 1000 fps video capture, in 1920x1080 resolution. In this size of camera it might take a while.
  10. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 156   +34

    Any info if this will be available for the Hero3? I'm sure the author would have mentioned if it was....

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