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The First Raw Footage in 4K at 60FPS From The GoPro Hero 6 Is Just Awesome

by on September 29, 2017
 

Stephan Jukic – September 29, 2017

As we posted yesterday, GoPro very suddenly unveiled and released their brand new and rather heavily beefed up GoPro Hero 6 4K ultra HD action camera yesterday. The new action camera’s major feature upgrade is the ability to shoot 4K video at a speedy, smooth 60 frames per second but the company behind the device has also claimed that the new GoPro comes with an enhanced video quality in the form of superior color capture, better contrast and other related features.

The headline 60FPS feature is what many users have been most eagerly awaiting from a GoPro Hero though and this new spec is helped out even more by the expansion of frame rate capacity to other important resolutions as well: Aside from its 60FPS 4Krecording, the new Hero 6 can also handle 2.7K video at 120FPS and manages to pull off 1080p HD footage at a rapid-fire 240FPS. All of these frame rates finally allow for some excellent, smooth slow motion recording at such high resolutions, a feature that’s particularly important for users of action cameras who want to capture their slick outdoor moves in minute and smooth frame-to-frame detail.

GoPro Hero 6 4K action camera

Now, with the initial release of some diverse outdoor action camera action with the Hero 6 and all of its powerful new specs, we can finally see just how well this particular shooter lives up to its claimed quality. From what we’re seeing here, the answer seems to be that it does a fantastic job of meeting expectations.

The following pieces of 4K video have emerged courtesy of  The Verge and were all shot using a small handheld grip in GoPro’s ProTune mode. The first video was shot with the “flat” color setting activated while the third was captured in GoPro’s “GoPro” color setting, which is more saturated. They’re all in their raw state right off the camera without slowdown from their 60FPS native 4K recording speed. Quite frankly, they look great. Particularly notable is the high quality color delivery of the new GoPro model and the very low fish-eye effect.

Story by 4k.com

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  • MrSatyre
    October 1, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Umm. Well, if you say so. Hard to tell much with all the bouncing around, which is pretty much a deal-breaker for me anyway when it comes to watching amateur video. If he’d used a steadycam of some sort, then I’d be much more inclined to watch them for more than a handful of seconds.

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