GoPro Fusion Camera Modes
All available file outputs from GoPro Fusion (and stitched content from GoPro Fusion Studio).

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Overview of Fusion workflow

All videos and images on the Fusion are captured as 360's (both front and back lens).
Image captured are fish-eye and are saved on camera as .jpgs and video captures saved as .mp4s.
In either case, GoPro Fusion Studio must be used to stitch raw front and back photos. In Fusion Studio you can select either 360 output or overcapture (which is flat photo -- equivalent of HERO mode on other cameras).

A note on GPS data in unstitched content

On all raw photo files (before stitched by GoPro Fusion studio) the GPS content for the frame can be found in the front image.
For all raw video files the front file contains the GPMF telemetry (GPS) track (track4) and the back file contains the camera metadata (track4).

File Naming Conventions

Unstitched Videos (360)

Every 360 video recorded creates 2 mp4 files (one from the front camera, the other from the back camera).
You can identify the front and the back recordings by the filenames.
  • GPBK7152.MP4 (back)
  • GPFR7152.MP4 (front)
The video filename is split into 3 identifying parts (I'll use GPBK7152.MP4 as an example):
  1. 1.
    GP: always the same. Can be used as a simplistic way to identify a 360 video taken on the Fusion
  2. 2.
    BK: (second 2 letters): either BK (back camera) or FR (front camera)
  3. 3.
    7152: increases by one with each new video shot (i.e. user stops one video and starts the next). e.g. GPBK7152.MP4 and GPBK7153.MP4 are two distinct videos. In the case where a video is split into chapters (see Chaptering), then the first digit is increased: GPBK7153.MP4, GPBK8153.MP4, ...

Stitched Videos (equirectangular + overcapture)

Once the two 360 unstitched front/back mp4 files have been stitched by GoPro Fusion Studio a single mp4 is produced.
The output filename is derived from input where, GPBK7152.MP4 + GPFR7152.MP4 = VIDEO_7152.mp4.
The video filename is split into 2 identifying parts:
  1. 1.
    VIDEO_: same for all stitched video files outputted by Fusion studio software
  2. 2.
    7152: the number inherited from the two mp4 files on input. Fusion Studio will only stitch files with matching filename

Unstitched Single Photos (360)

Every 360 image captured created 2 jpg files (one from the front camera, the other from the back camera).
You can identify the front and the back recordings by the filenames.
  • GPBK0004.JPG
  • GPFR0004.JPG
The image filename is split into 3 identifying parts (I'll use GPBK0004.JPG as an example):
  • GP: Always GP. Easy way to identify 360 single photo shot on the Fusion.
  • BK: either BK (back camera) or FR (front camera). Easy way to identify 360 photo shot on the Fusion.
  • 0004: increases by one with each photo shot.

Stitched Photo (equirectangular + overcapture)

Once the two 360 unstitched front/back jpg files have been stitched by GoPro Fusion Studio a single jpg is produced
The output filename is derived from input where, GPBK0004.jpg + GPFR0004.jpg = PHOTO_0004.jpg.
The video filename is split into 2 identifying parts:
  1. 1.
    PHOTO_: same for all stitched single photo files outputted by Fusion studio software
  2. 2.
    0004: the number inherited from the two jpg files on input. Fusion Studio will only stitch files with matching filenames.

Unstitched Timelapse Photos (360)

Every 360 image captured created 2 jpg files (one from the front camera, the other from the back camera).
You can identify the front and the back recordings by the filenames.
  • GB075169.JPG (back)
  • GF075169.JPG (front)
The image filename is split into 3 identifying parts (I'll use GF075169.JPG as an example):
  • GB: either BK (back camera) or FR (front camera). Easy way to identify 360 photo shot on the Fusion.
  • 07: (first 2 digits) increases by one with each new timelapse shot.
  • 7152: increases by one with each photo in the timelapse.

Unstitched Timelapse Videos (360)

2 mp4 files (one from the front camera, the other from the back camera) are created.
These are named in the same way as non-timelapse videos.

Stitched time lapse as images (equirectangular + overcapture)

Once the two 360 unstitched front/back files have been stitched by GoPro Fusion Studio a single jpg is produced for each frame in the timelapse. Only available if timelapse mode outputs .jpg.
The output filename is derived from input where, GF075169.JPG + GFB75169.JPG = MULTISHOT_5169_000000.jpg (assuming GF075169.JPG is the only photo (single photo mode), or first photo (in timelapse).
The image filename is split into 3 identifying parts (I'll use GF075169.JPG as an example):
  • MULTISHOT_: Always the same. Easy way to identify timelapse 360 photo shot on the Fusion.
  • 5169: first photo in ascending order in timelapse series. e.g. GF075169.JPG, GF075170.JPG, GF075171.JPG. If first photo was GF070012.JPG then would be MULTISHOT_0012_xxx.jpg
  • 000000: order of photo in timelapse. Starts at 000000 and increments by 1 for each photo in timelapse: MULTISHOT_5169_000000.jpg, MULTISHOT_5169_000001.jpg, ...

Stitched time lapse as video (equirectangular + overcapture)

Once the two 360 unstitched front/back files have been stitched by GoPro Fusion Studio a single mp4 is produced. Available if timelapse mode outputs .jpg OR .mp4
These are named in the same way as non-timelapse videos.

Video

Video: 360 Mode (.mp4)

id
camera mode
camera mode settings
processed by
input filetype
GoPro Fusion Studio Settings
resolution
sample filename
link
fus-360-vid-001u
360 Video
5.2k @ 25FPS
Camera
mp4
n/a
2704x2624 (2 video files)
GPBK0002.MP4 + GPFR0002.MP4
fus-360-vid-001s1
360 Video
5.2k @ 25FPS
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
360 H264 4k @ 25 FPS
3840x1920
VIDEO_0002-4k.mp4
n/a
360 Video
5.2k @ 25FPS
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
360 H264 3k/2k @ 25 FPS also available
TODO
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fus-360-vid-001s2
360 Video
5.2k @ 25FPS
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
Overcapture H264 4:3 Full HD
1920x1080
VIDEO_0002-overcapture-16_9_fullhd.mp4
n/a
360 Video
5.2k @ 25FPS
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
Overcapture H264 16:9 / Square Full HD also available
TODO
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fus-360-vid-002u
360 Video
3k @ 50FPS
Camera
mp4
n/a
1568x1504 (2 video files)
GPBK0003.mp4 + GPFR0003.mp4
fus-360-vid-002s1
360 Video
3k @ 50FPS
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
360 H264 3k @ 50 FPS
3072x1536
VIDEO_0003-3k.mp4
fus-360-vid-002s2
360 Video
3k @ 50FPS
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
360 H264 2k @ 50 FPS
2048x1024
VIDEO_0003-2k.mp4
n/a
360 Video
3k @ 50FPS
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
Overcapture H264 16:9/4:3/Square Full HD also available
TODO
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Video: Notes on upscaling

Note 1: it appears both 5.2k are both upscaled from raw mp4 files. Seems like 5.2k is actually 4k raw.

Video: thm, lrv and wav files

These files are not used by the app, but noted here for reference. These files are created whenever video files are shot on the camera (in any format):
  • .thm files are JPG thumbnails (THM) used by GoPro software as a still photo preview of the video. They’re tiny files (usually less than 100Kb), typically with a resolution of 160 by 120 pixels.
  • .lrv files are Low-Resolution Video (LRV) files are used by GoPro software to display video previews, without having to load the high-resolution version.
  • .wav files are the audio recording of the video.

Video: GoPro Video Chaptering

Here are the chapter lengths reported by GoPro for the Fusion camera (https://community.gopro.com/t5/en/GoPro-Camera-File-Chaptering-Information/ta-p/390210):
HERO10 Black, HERO9 Black, HERO8 Black, MAX, HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, Fusion, HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session, HERO4 Black & Silver, HERO (2018)
  • Chapter size: approx. 4.0 GB (Samples of HERO9 Black recording times are below)
    • 5k/30fps High Bitrate is approximately 5 minutes
    • 1080p/60fps High Bitrate is approximately 7.5 minutes
During stitching, these video chapters can be stitched into one video. For example, GPFR0057.MP4 (7 min), GPBK0057.MP4 (7 min), GPFR0058.MP4 (7 min), GPBK0058.MP4 (7 min), GPFR0058.MP4 (26 sec), GPBK0058.MP4 (26 sec) would stitch into a single video VIDEO_0057.mp4 (14 mins 26 sec).
GoPro Fusion raw (unstitched) videos on camera are limited to roughly 2.5gb (that's 2.5gb per video front and back -- so 5gb total for front+back). 2.5gb recordings will come when recording at 5.2k which is about 7 mins of footage. Stitched at 4k H264, the resultant video (full equirectangular) is much smaller at around 400mb.
When in 3k mode, each unsititched video is a maximum of 2.4gb which again equates to about 7 mins of footage.
Given the way multiple chaptered videos are stitched into one, it means stitched videos can theoretically be of any length. Although as a reference, to process 20 mins of video takes several hours in Fusion Studio on a well specced machine.

Single Photo

Single Photo: 360 Mode (.jpg)

id
camera mode
camera mode settings
processed by
input filetype
GoPro Fusion Studio Settings
resolution
sample filename
link
fus-360-pho-001u
360 Photo
Single photo
Camera
jpg
n/a
3104x3000 (2 image)
GPBK0004.JPG + GPFR0004.JPG
fus-360-pho-001s1
360 Photo
Single photo
GoPro Fusion Studio
jpg
360 jpg
5760x2880
PHOTO_0004-360.jpg
fus-360-pho-001s2
360 Photo
Single photo
GoPro Fusion Studio
jpg
Overcapture 4:3 jpg
3840x2880
PHOTO_0004-overcapture_4_3.jpg
fus-360-pho-001s3
360 Photo
Single photo
GoPro Fusion Studio
jpg
Overcapture 16:9 jpg
3840x2160
PHOTO_0004-overcapture_16_9.jpg
fus-360-pho-001s4
360 Photo
Single photo
GoPro Fusion Studio
jpg
Overcapture square jpg
3840x3840
PHOTO_0004-overcapture_square.jpg
fus-360-pho-002u
360 Photo
Burst 16mp 10 photos / 1 sec
Camera
jpg
n/a
3104x3000 (2 image)
GB020035.JPG + GF020035.JPG
fus-360-pho-002s1
360 Photo
Burst 16mp 10 photos / 1 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
jpg
360 H264 4k
3840x1920
MULTISHOT_0035-4k.mp4
fus-360-pho-002s2
360 Photo
Burst 16mp 10 photos / 1 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
jpg
360 jpg 6k
5760x2880
MULTISHOT_0035_000000-6k.jpg
fus-360-pho-002s3
360 Photo
Burst 16mp 10 photos / 1 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
jpg
360 jpg 5.2k
5120x2560
MULTISHOT_0035_000000-5_2k.jpg
fus-360-pho-002s4
360 Photo
Burst 16mp 10 photos / 1 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
jpg
360 jpg 4k
3840x1920
MULTISHOT_0035_000000-4k.jpg
fus-360-pho-002s5
360 Photo
Burst 16mp 10 photos / 1 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
jpg
360 jpg 3k
3072x1536
MULTISHOT_0035_000000-3k.jpg
fus-360-pho-002s6
360 Photo
Burst 16mp 10 photos / 1 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
jpg
360 jpg 2k
2048x1024
MULTISHOT_0035_000000-2k.jpg
fus-360-pho-003u
360 Photo
Night mode (2 sec shutter)
Camera
jpg
n/a
3104x3000 (2 image)
GPBK0050.JPG + GPFR0050.JPG
fus-360-pho-003s1
360 Photo
Night mode (2 sec shutter)
GoPro Fusion Studio
jpg
360 jpg 6k
5760x2880
PHOTO_0050-6k.jpg
n/a
360 Photo
Night mode (2 sec shutter)
GoPro Fusion Studio
jpg
360 jpg 5.2k/4k/3k/2k also available
TODO
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Timelapse

Timelapse: 360 Mode (.mp4 / .jpg)

id
camera mode
camera mode settings
processed by
input filetype
GoPro Fusion Studio Settings
resolution
sample filename
link
fus-360-tlp-001u
360 Timelapse
3k 50fps 0.5 sec
Camera
mp4
n/a
1568x1504 (2 videos)
GPBK0049.mp4 + GPFR0049.mp4
fus-360-tlp-001s1
360 Timelapse
3k 50fps 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
360 H264 3k
3072x1536
VIDEO_0049-3k.mp4
fus-360-tlp-001s2
360 Timelapse
3k 50fps 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
360 H264 2k
2048x1024
VIDEO_0049-2k.mp4
fus-360-tlp-001s3
360 Timelapse
3k 50fps 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
Overcapture H264 4:3 Full HD
1920x1440
VIDEO_0049-overcapture-4_3.mp4
fus-360-tlp-001s4
360 Timelapse
3k 50fps 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
Overcapture H264 16:9 Full HD
1920x1080
VIDEO_0049-overcapture-16_9.mp4
n/a
360 Timelapse
3k 50fps 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
Overcapture H264 Square Full HD
TODO
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fus-360-tlp-002u
360 Timelapse
5.2k 25fps 0.5 sec
Camera
mp4
n/a
2704x2624 (2 videos)
GPBK0047.mp4 + GPFR0047.mp4
fus-360-tlp-002s1
360 Timelapse
5.2k 25fps 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
360 H264 4k
3840x1920
VIDEO_0047-4k.mp4
fus-360-tlp-002s2
360 Timelapse
5.2k 25fps 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
360 H264 3k
3072x1536
VIDEO_0047-3k.mp4
fus-360-tlp-002s3
360 Timelapse
5.2k 25fps 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
360 H264 2k
2048x1024
VIDEO_0047-2k.mp4
fus-360-tlp-002s4
360 Timelapse
5.2k 25fps 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
Overcapture H264 4:3
1920x1440
VIDEO_0047-overcapture-4_3.mp4
fus-360-tlp-002s5
360 Timelapse
5.2k 25fps 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
Overcapture H264 16:9
1920x1080
VIDEO_0047-overcapture-16_9.mp4
fus-360-tlp-002s6
360 Timelapse
5.2k 25fps 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
mp4
Overcapture H264 Square
1920x1920
VIDEO_0047-square.mp4
fus-360-tlp-003u
360 Timelapse
Timelapse photo 0.5 sec
Camera
jpg
n/a
3104x3000
GB089145.JPG + FR089145.JPG
fus-360-tlp-003s1
360 Timelapse
Timelapse photo 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
JPG
360 H264 4k
3840x1920
MULTISHOT_9145-4k.mp4
n/a
360 Timelapse
Timelapse photo 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
JPG
360 H264 3k/2k also available
TODO
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fus-360-tlp-003s2
360 Timelapse
Timelapse photo 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
JPG
360 jpg 6k
5760x2280
MULTISHOT_9145_000000-6k.jpg
n/a
360 Timelapse
Timelapse photo 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
JPG
360 jpg 5.2k/4k/3k/2k also available
TODO
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fus-360-tlp-003s3
360 Timelapse
Timelapse photo 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
JPG
Overcapture jpg 16:9 3k
3072x1728
MULTISHOT_9145_000000-over-16_9-3k.jpg
fus-360-tlp-003s4
360 Timelapse
Timelapse photo 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
JPG
Overcapture jpg 16:9 4k
3840x2160
MULTISHOT_9145_000000-over-16_9-4k.jpg
fus-360-tlp-003s5
360 Timelapse
Timelapse photo 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
JPG
Overcapture jpg 4:3 3k
3072x2304
MULTISHOT_9145_000000-over-4_3-3k.jpg
fus-360-tlp-003s6
360 Timelapse
Timelapse photo 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
JPG
Overcapture jpg 4:3 4k
3840x2880
MULTISHOT_9145_000000-over-4_3-4k.jpg
fus-360-tlp-003s7
360 Timelapse
Timelapse photo 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
JPG
Overcapture jpg Square 3k
3072x3072
MULTISHOT_9145_000000-over-sq-3k.jpg
fus-360-tlp-003s8
360 Timelapse
Timelapse photo 0.5 sec
GoPro Fusion Studio
JPG
Overcapture jpg Square 4k
3840x3840
MULTISHOT_9145_000000-over-sq-4k.jpg

Timelapse photo: Notes videos

You can define the photo interval setting when shooting a timelapse video (e.g 0.5 seconds, 1 second, 2 second...)
When the video is stitched, the framerate of the timelapse is always 29.97 (30) FPS, wether shooting at 3K or 5.2 (you can see this in stitched metadata of video under the Track1:VideoFrameRate tag)
As an example, if shooting at 0.5 second setting, you will need at least 15 seconds of footage for 1 second of video (30 fps output / 0.5 fps captured).
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Overview of Fusion workflow
A note on GPS data in unstitched content
File Naming Conventions
Unstitched Videos (360)
Stitched Videos (equirectangular + overcapture)
Unstitched Single Photos (360)
Stitched Photo (equirectangular + overcapture)
Unstitched Timelapse Photos (360)
Unstitched Timelapse Videos (360)
Stitched time lapse as images (equirectangular + overcapture)
Stitched time lapse as video (equirectangular + overcapture)
Video
Video: 360 Mode (.mp4)
Video: Notes on upscaling
Video: thm, lrv and wav files
Video: GoPro Video Chaptering
Single Photo
Single Photo: 360 Mode (.jpg)
Timelapse
Timelapse: 360 Mode (.mp4 / .jpg)
Timelapse photo: Notes videos