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Is there any way to get access to all the shutter speeds in protune on a session 5?

For some insane reason, manual shutter speeds are very limited. Practically speaking, you cannot use manual shutter unless you use an ND filter, as you cannot set shutter speeds fast enough to properly expose daylight. (auto shutter mode does have access to those shutter speeds though!)
 
Is there any way to hack the firmware to get access to the higher shutter speeds that the camera is clearly capable of?
 
Why is the firmware crippled, I don't understand. 
Tourist
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Re: Is there any way to get access to all the shutter speeds in protune on a session 5?

Even if there is no way around it, I'd be interested in understanding the loguic of making manual shutter available, but not allowing the user to pick a useful shutter speed.   The shutter speeds availableare only useful when there is little light.  Why would they cripple the shutter speeds to a point where the functional has almost no usefulness?

 

GoPro
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Re: Is there any way to get access to all the shutter speeds in protune on a session 5?

Hi @paulw284,

You can manually configure the camera's shutter speed on Night Photo and Night Lapse modes. If you want to adjust the shutter speed, follow these steps:

  1. To enable Night Photo, select the Menu button until Camera Settings is selected.
  2. Press the Shutter button to highlight the Video icon,then press the shutter again until a Photo icon appears.
  3. Press the Menu button again to highlight the word Photo.
  4. Then press the Shutter button to change the mode to "Night" photo. 
  5. Press the Menu button again to highlight the word Auto, then press the Shutter button to choose the desired shutter speed (the default will be Auto).

The Night Photo and Night Lapse settings can also be set and changed easier when connected to the GoPro App.

 

You can also check this article for more information about these modes.

Hopefully this helps.

 

Ann

Tourist
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Re: Is there any way to get access to all the shutter speeds in protune on a session 5?

HI Ann,


Thank you for your reply, however it doesn't really address my question.

 

First, this is video that I'm talking about, not photo or time lapse.

 

Second, I do know how to adjust the shutter speed, it's just that it only shows very limited options, to the point where the options shows are not useful.  

 

I wanted to know how to get more useful shutter speed options (ie ones that would work in daylight).

 

Failing that, I'd like to know why the option for fized shutter speed is there, but there are no useful values.

 

Thanks

GoPro
Posts: 2,455

Re: Is there any way to get access to all the shutter speeds in protune on a session 5?

@paulw284, there's currently no option in the camera to manually configure the video shutter speed. Anyhow, I appreciate the feedback. I'll pass this information along to the team.

Tourist
Posts: 14

Re: Is there any way to get access to all the shutter speeds in protune on a session 5?

Well, that's not true - you can select a shutter speed manually, it'sright there in the protune options.

 

The issue is that it only gives you 1/30, 1/60, 1/20 and sometimes 1/240 if you use 60fps.

 

The problem with that is that those shutter speeds aren't useful in daylight without an ND filter.

 

If the high shutter speeds were available, the function would be useable, but as it is, it's an unusable function (unless of course like I said you use an ND filter).

 

All the other gopros allow higher shutter speeds.

 

I KNOW that the session is capable of the higher shutter speeds (it uses them in auto mode).   Why they are disabled in protune is beyond me.

 

I would LOVE to get a resolution to this, and I know tons of other people who would too.

GoPro
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Re: Is there any way to get access to all the shutter speeds in protune on a session 5?

I got you, @paulw284. I agree that would be an incredible helpful feature. I'll share the details to the team. Thanks again for the inputs.

Tourist
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Re: Is there any way to get access to all the shutter speeds in protune on a session 5?

Great thanks.  Can you let me know what they say?   I would imagine that it would be trivial to add the additional shutter speeds to the list.