GoPRO 3D Users Better Wait Before Upgrading Firmware ?
GoPro released recently a new Protune firmaware improving image quality? That is great, but....
...if you are using the 3D Hero housing to shoot in stereoscopic 3D format, you may experience a range of unexpected behavior: one camera not stopping, shooting sometimes impossible if not at 24 frames/second, camera hang when in 30 fps mode. If you want to follow this issue, watch closely the GoProUser forum of freeforums.org. Let's hope GoPro engineers will find a stable solution soon!
Up to now, as some readers of StereoscopyNews around the world noticed, it is better to stick to the non-Protune firmware while debugging in underway.
However, all users are not affected by the 3D-Protune bug and there is a possibility to revert to the previous firmware so you may be tempted to give it a try anyway, as did the guy at iwatch3D. Have a look on its two and a half minute test shot here under (in 1080p quality and in 3D of course).
Protune 3D firmware tested by iwatch3d
GoPro about the Protune Firmware
The Protune firmware update is now available for the HD HERO2 camera. This firmware update is free to all existing HD HERO2 users and If you purchase an HD HERO2 any time before the firmware update is released, you will be entitled to this free update. Protune is going to enable you to get much higher quality throughout your post-production workflow. Basically, the main purpose of the ProTune firmware update is to help you get more dynamic images from your HD HERO2 camera than you are currently getting today. Visit GoPro for more info.
The new GoPro HERO3 camera
The new HER03 Black Edition seems to a step better than the previous (already very good) versions. HERO3 is able to record in 4K at 12 frames/second and in 1080p at 60 fps. Cost : 399.99$ including Wifi and remote, with lower spec versions available for 200 and 300$.
The HER03 Black Edition is supposed also to be 3D stereoscopic compatible. More on this as soon as we put our hands on a couple of HERO3 cams.