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Nomad
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WHERE IS PHOTO+VIDEOS mode Option on HERO 6

Why HERO6 Black doesn't have this option on the Camera, Only on HERO5 have this option is unfair with the most expensive Camera and GoPro team disable it... WHY?... 

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Explorer
Posts: 11,233

Re: WHERE IS PHOTO+VIDEOS mode Option on HERO 6

GoPro didn't disable it.  It's proprietary to Ambarella as they have a patent on it. The Hero6 uses a custome G1 Processor, which allows for more features and better performance than the Hero5 but is restricted from using the Video+photo option.

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Explorer
Posts: 11,233

Re: WHERE IS PHOTO+VIDEOS mode Option on HERO 6

GoPro didn't disable it.  It's proprietary to Ambarella as they have a patent on it. The Hero6 uses a custome G1 Processor, which allows for more features and better performance than the Hero5 but is restricted from using the Video+photo option.

Nomad
Posts: 90

Re: WHERE IS PHOTO+VIDEOS mode Option on HERO 6

So you mean for NOW or is something we will see in the FUTURE...

Explorer
Posts: 11,233

Re: WHERE IS PHOTO+VIDEOS mode Option on HERO 6

Previous GoPro cameras used Ambarella processors. Ambarella has the patent on video+photo. The Hero6 uses a GoPro proprietary processor called the GP1.
Tourist
Posts: 12

Re: WHERE IS PHOTO+VIDEOS mode Option on HERO 6

This topic is also being discussed in https://community.gopro.com/t5/Cameras/Hero6-Black-No-Video-Photo-mode/m-p/137422

Even if the feature is patented, I think it is a major mistake for GoPro not to license the technology to keep the existing feature which is a deal-breaker for many. As many pilots, divers, racers, bikers attest - battery life, unnatended camera operations and ready to use photos with no video post-processing is much more important than 4K video. 

 

In addition GoPro 3 and 4 it had a one-buttom 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 done during action sequeinece. There is no patent which will prohibit Hero6 to emit the sequence of the commands to acomplish this with one button push (like double click on the shutter or a long push on the shutter or whatever).

Nomad
Posts: 538

Re: WHERE IS PHOTO+VIDEOS mode Option on HERO 6

Where is the proof that the "GP1" - which is actually a chip produced by SOCIONEXT - is more advanced than the latest offering from Ambarella?

 

Most of the GP1 hype seems to be pure marketing talk.

 

Nomad
Posts: 538

Re: WHERE IS PHOTO+VIDEOS mode Option on HERO 6

So you mean for NOW or is something we will see in the FUTURE...

 

 

Well, patents runs out after 20 years so there is still hope. It might be back for Hero16. ;-)

 

I think it's unlikely that Socionext/GoPro will license the patent from Ambarella.

 

The "developement" of the GP1, which by all means is a Socionext Milbeaut SC2000 series processor, might be another reason for the financial difficulties togheer with the failed Karma drone and laid down "media company".

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Sightseer
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Re: WHERE IS PHOTO+VIDEOS mode Option on HERO 6

What a shame. Alot of skydivers uses that feature. Was looking forward to it on hero6 :(