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Hiker
Posts: 11

720P live output on HDMI on Hero 6

I manage a broadcast facility where we use the HDMI output of GoPros in a live situation via the HDMI output. 

 

On previous cameras we were able to make the cameras output 720P but on the Hero 6 it appears that the output is locked to 1080P? Can we expect a firmware update that will allow live 720P use? The 1080 output is problematic on some professional equipment.

GoPro
Posts: 3,924

Re: 720P live output on HDMI on Hero 6

Hi @patrickb05,

 

I am not too sure on this one. It may be locked in at 1080 but I will check with our Camera Team and see if I can get an answer.

 

Best,

Ryan

Hiker
Posts: 11

Re: 720P live output on HDMI on Hero 6

Thank you for looking into it.

 

720P 59.94 FPS is critical to our live sports productions to ensure smooth motion and compatibility with our production gear. I'd be happy to follow up with anyone from the team if they are interested.

 

The Hero6 picture is fabulous by the way, and we are really anxious to get these cameras out into production!

Hiker
Posts: 11

Re: 720P live output on HDMI on Hero 6

@ryanv12566 any update? Cheers.
GoPro
Posts: 3,924

Re: 720P live output on HDMI on Hero 6

Hey @patrickb05,

 

Nothing yet but I will ping the team again!

 

Best,

Ryan

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: 720P live output on HDMI on Hero 6

I've got the same issue. Low-grade action cams as well as Hero 5 and lower can livestream however the Hero 6 doesn't transmit livestream data via a wired connection to the MacBook. Wired connection is GoPro Hero 6 > HDMI cable > HDMI recorder > thunderbolt cable > MacBook. Still a mystery why the Hero 6 doesn't livestream video to MacBook like previous GoPro models would.
Hiker
Posts: 11

Re: 720P live output on HDMI on Hero 6

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Hi @ryanv12566, we did attempt to use the Hero6 in a live basketball game over the weekend, and unfortunately got the results we anticipated... stuttery "strobe" effect, likely due to the frame rate being pushed out of the camera.

 

We will have to revert to Hero5 for now, but if we get an opportunity to created an option for 720P/59.94 out of the HDMI port, it will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

Tourist
Posts: 183

Re: 720P live output on HDMI on Hero 6

If you record at 720 on the camera the output switches when recording.  I've also noticed that when the camera is set to 2.7k or 4k the hdmi outputs 720p50, although at 1080 and 1440 it outputs 1080p50 when recording.