News |New GoPro Firmware adds Motion Triggers, Dash Cam Support, 360°Motion Detection, Improved Live Streaming Access

New GoPro Firmware adds Motion Triggers, Dash Cam Support, 360°Motion Detection, Improved Live Streaming Access

GoPro Hero9 Black Review

GoPro has announced firmware updates to its Hero9 Black, Hero8 Black, Hero7 and GoPro Max action cameras that are designed to make shooting even easier and more power-efficient.

Read our GoPro Hero9 Black review

Amongst the new features is an option to set the camera to start and stop recording when the camera senses that it’s moving. That could be useful for a huge range of sports. For example, if you’re GoProing skiing, it’s easier to set the camera running with your goggles and gloves off, which means you need to put them back on and reorganise your poles etc before you get going. If you stop in the middle of a run to wait for someone, you either have to let the camera continue to roll or faff about taking everything off to stop recording. The motion sensors can do the job for you, ensuring you record all the action and save battery power.

Here’s a full list of what the firmware updates introduce:

  • Camera Motion Triggers: Use the camera’s accelerometer and/or gyroscope to start/stop capture only when the camera is in motion, preserving storage and battery.
  • USB Power Triggers: Enable the GoPro to start/stop capture when USB power is detected, enabling USB-triggered functions like serving as a dashcam.
  • Motion Detection Enhancements: Motion detection is supported in all video modes, including 360° motion detection on the Max, with improvements to the sensitivity range.
  • Simplified Live Streaming QR Code: Program your GoPro got start live streaming within seconds of being connected to a designated Wi-Fi network.
  • Single-Setting/One-Button Mode: A one-button mode where the operator can only start/stop capture, making it impossible to accidentally change camera modes. Perfect for simplified use and new users.
  • New Exposure Modes: Set timed exposure lock and minimum shutter speed settings.
  • New QR Code Controls: QR code controls supported in 5K and HindSight capture for Hero9 Black.

These updates are available immediately and can be downloaded from the GoPro Labs website.


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