01-07-2018 04:28 AM
I found out why the VIDEO+PHOTO mode is missing for the Hero6 with the GP1 chip.
Ambarella, Inc has US patent 9,179,046 called "Camera with high-quality still capture during continuous video capture" which covers this feature.
01-07-2018 11:12 AM
Good find! Very plausible.
One more stupid decision for GoPro - a nominal royalty fee in a $500 device vs loosing a small but infuencial and loyal customer base. I have been using GoPro 3/3+/4/5 and this is the first time I did not upgrade and do not plan to. Sony is catching up very quickly and I see no reasons to stick with GoPro.
01-08-2018 12:43 PM
For me it is also almost an exclusive mode of operation with GP5 on my bike. I can only repeat comments mentioned before: for me no need for 4K (battery draining, huge amount of data), taking 5sec timelapse pictures - always there were some great 12MB shots which I could further crop.
01-08-2018 03:18 PM
No video + photo mode? arghh. a few of my friends were discussing an upgrade until we saw this. please bring this feature back. until then i guess we have to put off our intention to purchase. i dont believe in cutting photo from videos. been there done that.
02-08-2018 05:01 AM
the worst of all is that it seems that a firmware update is not possible to solve it.
this missing menu and the failure of the 5Ghz in Europe makes me stand back the camera.
02-09-2018 11:28 AM
In addition, GoPro 3 and 4 it had a one-button-push operation to capture a photo while the camera was in video mode. In Hero5 and 6 one had to switch the mode (several pushes), capture the photo, switch the mode back (several pushes), start video. No way it can be acomplished while duing anything active. There is no patent which would prohibit Hero6 to emit the sequence of the commands to acomplish this with one button push (like double click on the shutter or a 2 sec press on the shutter or something similar).