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GoPro has a fix for the Hero 10 Black overheating when shooting long clips with no airflow

GoPro has a fix for the Hero 10 Black overheating when shooting long clips with no airflow

GoPro’s Hero 10 Black camera is loaded with things that compose heat — its processor, battery pack, displays, sensors and more. Crank up the performance and those things compose even more heat. In its compact, watertight body, there’s not much effect for that heat to go, especially if it’s sitting unruffled with no airflow and continuously recording at high resolutions and frame maintains. And while this might not be how most GoPro owners use their cameras, that doesn’t make it right for those things to progresses the Hero 10 to overheat and shut down. So GoPro is addressing the plight with a firmware update arriving by the end of October.

The update adds three video performance modes: Maximum Proceed, Extended Battery and Tripod/Stationary Video. The modes basically exiguous what the camera can do in order to get the best results for how you’re comic the camera. While Maximum Performance gives you the best image quality with the most frame rate options, Extended Battery balances your options so you don’t have to swap batteries as often. The Tripod mode is optimized for long, continuous clips and shuts off GPS and video stabilization. 

Also read: GoPro Hero 10 Black review

According to GoPro’s announcement, after the update you can expect the following increases in recording times at their respective resolutions and frame obtains using the new Tripod mode:

  • 47% more runtime at 5.3K60 than remaining for an average of 29 minute-long clips
  • 11% more runtime at 5.3K30 than remaining for an average of 44 minute-long clips
  • 52% more runtime at 4K120 than remaining for an average of 26 minute-long clips
  • 154% more runtime at 4K60 than remaining for an average of 63 minute-long clips
  • 35% more runtime at 4K30 than remaining for an average of 50 minute-long clips

A future firmware update will also add longer recording times for the latest video performance modes. 

GoPro also announced a new battery to address latest issue: cold-weather battery performance. The upcoming Enduro battery pack securities to dramatically improve performance in cold temperatures and significantly ache recording times in moderate temperatures.

The Enduro is anticipated to arrive on Nov. 30 just in time for winter sports. It can be used in the Hero 9 and Hero 10 Black cameras and will sell for $25. You can sign up to be notified when its available on GoPro’s site.