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Sightseer
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GoPro Hero 7 White Resolution Change

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So is there actually going to be a software update that allows the Hero 7 white to record in 1080p rather than 1440p, I'm not a fan of cropping a video down post edit and it seems like a huge waste.  Heard conflicting evidence from different people and want to know, because I'll just sell it if so.  Been over a month and seems like a huge pain and more trouble that it is worth to consumers for GoPro to do such a thing.

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Re: GoPro Hero 7 White Resolution Change

 

Hi @nigela4

 

Both HERO7 Silver and White are designed to make life, and capturing it, easier and better looking than ever, which is why these GoPros default to 1440p resolution video—this resolution captures the full width and height of the sensor to fully capture the activity you’re immersed in without worrying about mounting options or positions.

 

But we have been hearing some desire for options, specifically for those looking to shoot in 1080p. In December, we’ll be launching a firmware update that allows the default video resolution to be either 1440p or 1080p on both HERO7 Silver and White. Until then, the GoPro and Quik apps allow users to create 1080p content from native 1440p captures.

 

In the mean time, you may go over the steps on this article: How to Crop 1440 Videos Down to 1080 in Quik for mobile

 

Thanks!
Ej

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: GoPro Hero 7 White Resolution Change

Just got my Gopro White 7 today,  my Hero 6 died and can't be resurected so thought I would get the 7 white as it seems simpler!  However, I am really confused why it shoots in 1440 resolution!  My TV is 1080 why would I want to create a video bigger than this! So we now have to standard convert and  crop all media i put into iMovie and other editing software!

Thats pretty dumb! 
Come on Gopro lets stick with normal broadcast standards please! 

Hurry up with the firmware as I as can't use the thing until then!  

Tourist
Posts: 175

Re: GoPro Hero 7 White Resolution Change

It isn't helped by the fact that GoPro printed the box saying that it was 1080p60

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: GoPro Hero 7 White Resolution Change

Is this update 100% happening ? I As i have just purchased the 7 white and love it apart from tbe 1440p issue wgich is a deal breaker. And would prefer to not send it back if i am going to be able to record i 1080p 60fps?
GoPro
Posts: 7,577

Re: GoPro Hero 7 White Resolution Change

 

Hi @swiftgorge80477

 

Currently, this is the only information we have.

 

Please continue to check our website for the next updates.

For reference: Compare GoPro Cameras

 

Thanks!
Ej

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: GoPro Hero 7 White Resolution Change

Any update yet? I just got a the Hero 7 white as a gift. I'd keep it if the update was coming. If not, I'm gonna return it.

GoPro
Posts: 3,505

Re: GoPro Hero 7 White Resolution Change

 

Hi @btom,

 

It will be released this month.

Sorry for the inconvenience. 

 

Regards,

-Jay