GoPro HERO 10 Modes

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Overview of HERO10 workflow

Unlike 360 cameras, all final photos/vides are processed on the camera and can simply be downloaded from the SD card.

File Naming Conventions

Video: Hero Mode (.mp4)

The video filename is split into 3 identifying parts (I'll use GX010048.MP4 as an example):
  1. 1.
    GX: always the same. Can be used as a simplistic way to identify a video in video mode taken on the HERO10.
  2. 2.
    10: (first 2 digits) the camera breaks videos longer than a certain size/length into separate files (see chaptering). Increases by one with each chapter recorded. For example, a 9 minute video would be split into 3 files (GX010048.MP4, GX020048.MP4, GX030048.MP4).
  3. 3.
    0048 increases by one with each new video shot (i.e. user stops one video and starts the next). e.g. GX010048.MP4 and GSGX010049.MP4 are two distinct videos.

Single Photo / Nightmode

The image filename is split into 2 identifying parts (I'll use GOPR0056.JPG as an example):
  • GOPR : always the same. Can be used as a simplistic way to identify a HERO photo taken on the HERO10 in single photo mode
  • 8586: count of the photo (increments by 1 each time between 0000 - 9999)

Single Photo Liveburst

The video filename is split into 3 identifying parts (I'll use GG010059.MP4 as an example):
  1. 1.
    GG: always the same. Can be used as a simplistic way to identify a video in photo liveburst photo mode taken on the HERO10.
  2. 2.
    01: (first 2 digits) the camera breaks videos longer than a certain size/length into separate files (see chaptering). Increases by one with each chapter recorded. For example, a 9 minute video would be split into 3 files (GG010059.MP4, GG020059.MP4, GG030059.MP4).
  3. 3.
    0059 increases by one with each new video shot (i.e. user stops one video and starts the next). e.g. GG010059.MP4 and GG010060.MP4 are two distinct videos.

Single Photo Burst

The image filename is split into 3 identifying parts (I'll use G0020061.JPG as an example):
  1. 1.
    G0: always the same. Can be used as a simplistic way to identify a photo in burst photo mode taken on the HERO10 (beware: also used for timelapse)
  2. 2.
    02: (first 2 digits) the camera breaks the photos in the burst using the same first digits. e.g. G0020061.JPG, G0020063.JPG, G0020062.JPG were all in the same burst. But G0020061.JPG, G0030062.JPG are photos from two separate photo burst executions.
  3. 3.
    0061 increases by one with each photo in the burst.

Timelapse Video

The video filename is split into 3 identifying parts (I'll use GX010141.MP4 as an example):
  • GX: always the same. Can be used as a simplistic way to identify a video in photo liveburst photo mode taken on the HERO10.
  • 01: (first 2 digits) increases by one with each new timelapse shot, or if video reaches chaptering size.
  • 0141 increases by one with each new photo in the timelapse

Timelapse Photo

The image filename is split into 3 identifying parts (I'll use G0090125.JPG as an example):
  • G0: always the same. Can be used as a simplistic way to identify a photo in timelaps mode taken on the HERO10 (beware: also used for single photo burst)
  • 02: (first 2 digits) increases by one with each new timelapse shot
  • 0061 increases by one with each new photo in the timelapse

Video

id
camera mode
camera mode settings
filetype
resolution
sample filename
link
hte-hero-vid-001
Video
Standard 5.3k @ 30 FPS (Wide)
mp4
5312x2988
GX010044.MP4
hte-hero-vid-002
Video
Standard 5.3k @ 30 FPS (Linear)
mp4
5312x2988
GX010045.MP4
hte-hero-vid-003
Video
Standard 5.3k @ 30 FPS (Linear + levelling)
mp4
5312x2988
GX010046.MP4
hte-hero-vid-004
Video
Standard 5.3k @ 30 FPS (Narrow)
mp4
5312x2988
GX010047.MP4
n/a
Video
Standard 5.3k mode also available @ 60 FPS
TODO
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hte-hero-vid-005
Video
Standard 5k (4:3) @ 30 FPS (wide)
mp4
5120x3849
GX010048.MP4
n/a
Video
Standard 5k (4:3) @ 30 FPS (wide) with lens linear, linear + levelling, narrow also available
TODO
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hte-hero-vid-006
Video
Standard 4k @ 30 FPS (Superview)
mp4
3840x2160
GX010049.MP4
n/a
Video
Standard 4k mode @ 24, 60, 120 FPS with lens wide, linear, linear + levelling, narrow also available
TODO
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hte-hero-vid-007
Video
Standard 4k (4:3) mode @ 60 FPS (wide)
mp4
4000x3000
GX010050.MP4
n/a
Video
Standard 4k (4:3) mode @ 60 FPS with lens linear, linear + levelling, narrow also available
TODO
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hte-hero-vid-008
Video
Standard 2.7k mode @ 60 FPS (Superview)
mp4
2704x1520
GX010051.MP4
n/a
Video
Standard 2.7k mode @ 120, 240 FPS with lens wide, linear, linear + levelling, narrow also available
TODO
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hte-hero-vid-009
Video
Standard 2.7k (4:3) mode @ 60 FPS (wide)
mp4
2704x2028
GX010052.MP4
n/a
Video
Standard 2.7k (4:3) mode @ 60 FPS with lens linear, linear + levelling, narrow also available
TODO
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hte-hero-vid-010
Video
Standard 1080 @ 30 FPS (superview)
mp4
1920x1080
GX010053.MP4
n/a
Video
Standard 1080 @ 60, 120, 240 with lenses wide, linear, linear + levelling, narrow also available
TODO
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hte-hero-vid-011
Video
Activity 5.3k @ 30 FPS (wide)
mp4
5312x2988
GX010054.MP4
n/a
Video
Activity (see note below table)
TODO
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hte-hero-vid-012
Video
Cinematic 5.3k @ 30 FPS (Linear + levelling)
mp4
5312x2988
GX010055.MP4
n/a
Video
Cinematic (see note below table)
TODO
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Video: Activity and Cinematic Modes

These have the same framerates and resolutions as standard mode, except provide different presets for aperture, smoothing, protune, thus changing the visual appearance of the video.
For this reason, only one of each of these samples is included above to illustrate how the filenames of these modes change.

Video: thm and lrv 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.

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
In our testing we've found that chaptering does indeed happen exactly at 4.01gb. So a maximum of 4.10GB can be assumed.
For one of the highest quality video modes (5.3k @ 30fps w/ Protune) the length of video is 8:53. A maximum of 9:00 can be assumed. See sample: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NI55YP7-czsbZdCGMS4yzOulc6AoMKjS​
For one of the lowest quality video modes (1080 @ 30fps w/ Protune) the length of the video is 39:24. A maximum of 41:00 can be assumed. See sample: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NGsuWaHvF65SYxFOdXEa9hWQlIiwYVYv​

Photos

id
camera mode
camera mode settings
filetype
resolution
sample filename
link
hte-hero-pho-001
Photo
Wide (superphoto)
jpg
5568x4176
GOPR0056.JPG
hte-hero-pho-002
Photo
Linear (superphoto)
jpg
5568x4176
GOPR0057.JPG
hte-hero-pho-003
Photo
Narrow (superphoto)
jpg
5568x4176
GOPR0058.JPG
n/a
Photo
Linear and Narrow lens / RAW, HDR, Standard output also available
TODO
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hte-hero-pho-004
Liveburst
Wide
mp4
4000x3000
GG010059.MP4
hte-hero-pho-005
Burst
Wide 25 / 1s (standard) wide
jpg
5568x4176
G0020061.JPG
n/a
Burst
Other timings and lens Linear and Narrow lens / RAW output also available
TODO
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hte-hero-pho-006
Nightmode
Wide (shutter auto) (standard)
jpg
960x720
GOPR0086.JPG
n/a
Nightmode
Linear and Narrow lens / RAW output also available
TODO
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Timelapse Photo

id
camera mode
camera mode settings
filetype
resolution
sample filename
link
hte-hero-tlp-001
Timelapse
Video 4k (Wide)
mp4
3840x2160
GX010087.MP4
hte-hero-tlp-002
Timelapse
Video 4k (Linear)
mp4
3840x2160
GX010088.MP4
hte-hero-tlp-003
Timelapse
Video 4k (Narrow)
mp4
3840x2160
GX010089.MP4
hte-hero-tlp-004
Timelapse
Video 4k 4:3 (Wide)
mp4
4000x3000
GX010090.MP4
n/a
Timelapse
Video 4k 4:3 (Linear and narrow also available)
TODO
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hte-hero-tlp-005
Timelapse
Video 2.7k 4:3 (Wide)
mp4
2704x2028
GX010091.MP4
n/a
Timelapse
Video 2.7k 4:3 (Linear and narrow also available)
TODO
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hte-hero-tlp-006
Timelapse
Video 1080 (Wide)
mp4
1920x1080
GX010094.MP4
n/a
Timelapse
Video 1080 (Linear and narrow also available)
TODO
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hte-hero-tlp-007
Timelapse
Photo (Wide)
jpg
5568x4176
G0030095.JPG
hte-hero-tlp-008
Timelapse
Photo (Linear)
jpg
5568x4176
G0050105.JPG
hte-hero-tlp-009
Timelapse
Photo (Narrow)
jpg
5568x4176
G0070113.JPG
hte-hero-tlp-010
Timelapse
Nightlapse Video 4k (Wide)
jpg
3840x2160
GX010121.MP4
n/a
Timelapse
See notes below on Nightlapse Video
TODO
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hte-hero-tlp-011
Timelapse
Nightlapse Photo (Wide)
jpg
960x720
G0090125.JPG
n/a
Timelapse
See notes below on Nightlapse Photo
TODO
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hte-hero-tlp-012
Timelapse
Timewarp 4k Auto (wide)
mp4
3840x2160
GX010138.MP4
n/a
Timelapse
Timewarp 4k Auto (and set times) with lens linear, linear + levelling, narrow also available
TODO
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hte-hero-tlp-013
Timelapse
Timewarp 4k 4:3 Auto (wide)
mp4
4000x3000
GX010139.MP4
n/a
Timelapse
Timewarp 4k 4:3 Auto (and set times) with lens linear, linear + levelling, narrow also available
TODO
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hte-hero-tlp-014
Timelapse
Timewarp 2.7k 4:3 Auto (wide)
mp4
2704x2028
GX010140.MP4
n/a
Timelapse
Timewarp 2.7k 4:3 Auto (and set times) with lens linear, linear + levelling, narrow also available
TODO
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hte-hero-tlp-015
Timelapse
Timewarp 1080 Auto (wide)
mp4
1920x1080
GX010141.MP4
n/a
Timelapse
Timewarp 1080 Auto (wide) (and set times) with lens linear, linear + levelling, narrow also available
TODO
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Timelapse: Nightlapse Modes

These have the same almost the same frame rates (just a little slower, e.g. no 0.5 sec interval) and resolutions as standard timelapse mode, except provide different presets for aperture, smoothing, protune, designed for low light.
For this reason, only one of each of these samples is included above to illustrate how the filenames of these modes change.
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Overview of HERO10 workflow
File Naming Conventions
Video: Hero Mode (.mp4)
Single Photo / Nightmode
Single Photo Liveburst
Single Photo Burst
Timelapse Video
Timelapse Photo
Video
Video: Activity and Cinematic Modes
Video: thm and lrv files
Video: GoPro Video Chaptering
Photos
Timelapse Photo
Timelapse: Nightlapse Modes