GoPro has announced an update to the firmware for its HD HERO2 POV cam. The ProTune update was announced at NAB earlier this year, but is only now available. The major change is Protune’s 35Mbps data rate which provides less compressed footage hence giving more flexibility in post production. There is also a new neutral color profile, which captures more detail in both highlight and shadow areas, and the camera can now record in 24fps, to ensure compatibility with other source media.
In a post on the forum, Wetpixel Senior Moderator, Paul Wags, suggest that the higher data rate will enhance blue water shots. The Protune update is available as a free download from within the GoPro CineForm Studio app.