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HERO7 Black & HERO6 Black Processor Questions

by GoPro ‎09-30-2019 09:32 PM - edited ‎01-28-2021 05:12 PM
Is the processor in the HERO8 Black, HERO7 Black & HERO6 Black different from the HERO5 Black?
  • Yes, HERO8 Black, MAX, HERO7 Black and HERO6 Black uses the proprietary GP1 system on chip (SoC). In the past, we worked closely with our partners, driving and training them on how to deliver the image quality.
  • The GP1 chip has been crafted from the ground up for the unique needs of GoPro cameras. Doing so offers increased control in how we tune our image processing, delivering the distinctive GoPro look, at a level of quality previously impossible from a GoPro camera. Beyond that, GP1 allows us to perform advanced image computation, carrying us forward to enable more intelligent cameras and features.
Why did you decide on a proprietary chip? 
  • To be able to achieve the features we wanted with the HERO6, 7 and 8 Black, and to maintain GoPro’s super high-quality standard, we had to develop a chip ourselves. GP1 gives us the ability to have the power of 4k60, 1080p240, improved video stabilization, and our best image yet – while also improving on convenience with QuikStories upgrades.
Who is your chip partner? 
  • Socionext and GoPro collaborated on the design and development of GP1, the new custom processor.