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Hiker
Posts: 11

GoPro Hero 7 Black

Is it possible in a, not too distant, firmware update to make it possible to have simultaneous video / photo on the hero 7 making it like some of the previous models of GoPro Black?

The reason I ask is that I want to mount the 7 under my drones but at the moment the only mode available is "video".

On the drone it is too far away to take photos manually using the app and there is no "Photo Mode" to allow continuous stills to be taken in flight. 

Explorer
Posts: 12,211

Re: GoPro Hero 7 Black

If you don't want to read the above links, which give good information, the simple answer is, "No, most likely not." It has to do with Ambarella having the patent on this feature. The HERO7 Black does not use Ambarella.
Nomad
Posts: 210

Re: GoPro Hero 7 Black

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FWIW a 4K frame grab is often pretty good as an image for casual use...such as social media sharing, viewing on phones, viewing on a flatscreen TV.   They are around 8 MP.   And you get 24-60 of them per second.   You can print them out to quite a decent size too.     ;-)

Adventurer
Posts: 10,307

Re: GoPro Hero 7 Black

what 60 minutes  ofCBS  tv show Nick talked about frame grabbing ...