Video Mode: Settings.

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Video resolution (RES) refers to the number of horizontal lines in the video. For example, 1080p means that the video has 1920 horizontal lines, each with a width of 1080 pixels. Higher numbers of lines and pixels result in greater detail and clarity. So, a video with resolution of 4K is considered higher quality than 1080p because it consists of 3840 lines, each with a width of 2160 pixels.



Use this table to help you determine the best resolution for your activity. Be sure to confirm that your phone, computer, or TV can support the selected setting, especially if you are using higher resolutions and frame rates.


Video Resolution Best Use
4K Stunning high-resolution video with 8MP stills available from video. Recommended for tripod or fixed position shots, automotive activities, and use with Karma or the Karma Grip.
4K 4:3 Highest resolution and clarity for point-ofview capture. This taller video frame provides additional view above and below a traditional 4K 16:9 frame.
2.7K 16:9 resolution video downscales to provide stunning, cinema-quality results for professional productions.
2.7K 4:3 Recommended for point-of-view body mounted/action mounted cameras that require high resolution and clarity with the ability for fluid slow motion.
1440p Recommended for body-mounted shots. Aspect ratio of 4:3 captures a larger vertical viewing area, compared to 1080p. High frame rates yield smooth, immersive results for high-action capture. Great for sharing to social media.
1080p Great for all shots and for sharing to social media. High resolution and frame rate yield stunning results. This resolution is available in all FOVs and its high FPS options (240 fps and 120 fps) enable slow motion during editing.
720p Good for handheld shots and when slow motion is desired.



Frames per second (FPS) refers to the number of video frames that are captured in each second.


When selecting a resolution and FPS, consider the activity that you want to capture. Higher resolutions result in greater detail and clarity, but are generally available at lower fps values. Lower resolutions result in less detail and clarity, but support higher FPS values, which are important for capturing motion. Higher FPS values can also be used to create slowmotion videos.



GoPro video resolutions use two aspect ratios: either 16:9 or 4:3. Standard televisions and editing programs use 16:9. Footage shot in 4:3 is 33% taller, but must be cropped to 16:9 for playback on a TV. (If footage is not cropped, it appears with black bars on the sides of the image.)



The field of view (FOV) refers to how much of the scene can be captured through the camera lens. For Video mode, SuperView FOV captures the largest amount of the scene, while Linear FOV captures the least.


The FOV options that appear are based on the selected resolution and fps.


FOV Best Use
SuperView SuperView delivers the world’s most immersive field of view. Good for body-or gear-mounted shots. More vertical 4:3 content is automatically stretched to full-screen 16:9 for stunning widescreen playback on your computer or TV.
Wide (default) Large field of view that is good for action shots where you want to capture as much as possible within the frame. This FOV results in a fisheye look, especially around the edge of the scene. (You can crop that out during editing, if needed.)
Linear Mid-range field of view that removes the fisheye effect found in the Wide FOV. Subjects close to the edge of the frame might have some level of distortion, so this option might not be appropriate for those shots. Good for capturing aerial footage or any other shot where you want a more traditional perspective.


In addition to selecting an FOV, you can further zoom in or out on a subject. For details, see Zoom (page 22).




Video Resolution (RES) FPS (NTSC /  PAL)1 FOV Screen Resolution Aspect Ratio
4K 60/50 Wide 3840 x 2160 16:9
4K 30/25
3840 x 2160 16:9
4K 4:3 30/25
Wide 4096 x 3072 4:3
2.7K 120/100 Wide 2704 x 1520 16:9
2.7K 60/50
2704 x 1520 16:9
2.7K 4:3 60/50
2704 x 2028 4:3
1440p 60/50
1920 x 1440 4:3
1080p 240/200 Wide 1920 x 1080 16:9
1080p 120/100
1920 x 1080 16:9
720p 60/50 Linear,
1280 x 720 16:9


1 NTSC and PAL refer to the video format, which depends on the region that you are in. For more information, see Video Format (page 10).


For more information about resolution, FPS, or FOV, see these topics:


- Video Resolution


- Frames Per Second (FPS)


- Field of View (FOV)


For suggested settings, see Settings for Your Activities (page 6).



High Resolutions/High Frame Rates


When capturing video at high resolutions or high frame rates in warm ambient temperatures, the camera may become warm and use more power.


In addition, lack of airflow around the camera and using the camera with the GoPro app further increase camera temperature and power consumption, and decrease camera recording time.


If the camera gets too hot, a message appears on the screen indicating that the camera is shutting down. For details, see Important Messages (page 25).


When recording in high-performance video modes, capture shorter video clips when in stationary use, and/or limit your use of features that increase power consumption, such as the GoPro app. To control your camera remotely at higher temperatures, use a GoPro remote or Remo (Waterproof Voice Activated Remote) (both sold separately) instead of the GoPro app.



The Interval setting applies to Looping and determines the length of each captured segment.


Available intervals are 5 (default), 20, 60, and 120 minutes. You can also select Max as the interval. With this option, the camera records until the memory card is full, then overwrites the content.



In Video mode, Protune is available only for the Video capture mode. For details about Protune settings, see Protune (page 22).


Table of contents

| Your HERO6 Black | Getting Started | Navigating Your GoPro | Map of Modes and Settings | Capturing Video and Photos | Settings for Your Activities | QuikCapture | Controlling Your GoPro with Your Voice | Playing Back Your Content | Using Your Camera with an HDTV | Connecting to Other Devices | Offloading Your Content | Video Mode: Capture Modes | Video Mode: Settings | Video Mode: Advanced Settings | Photo Mode: Capture Modes | Photo Mode: Settings | Photo Mode: Advanced Settings | Time Lapse Mode: Capture Modes | Time Lapse Mode: Settings | Time Lapse Mode: Advanced Settings | Advanced Controls | Connecting to an Audio Accessory | Customizing Your GoPro | Important Messages | Resetting Your Camera | Mounting | Removing the Side Door | Maintenance | Battery Information | Troubleshooting | Customer Support |



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