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The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Business -

GoPro Hero Blacks—over the last four years—have gone through many in­cre­men­tal changes to make the new Hero8 a com­pletely dif­fer­ent cam­era from the Hero5 that de­buted in 2016.

If you’ve used a GoPro in the past, you will know that these ac­tion cams pack a whole bunch of shoot­ing modes (photo, video, slo-mo), a choice of photo res­o­lu­tions and frames per sec­ond (FPS) in video, mul­ti­ple fields of view (Lin­ear, Wide, Su­perView), video bi­trate (low or high), out­put for­mat (RAW, JPG, HDR), etc. Now, con­fig­ur­ing the cam­era ev­ery sin­gle time—with the set­tings you want—can be cum­ber­some. The Hero8 Black makes it sim­pler with its new pre­sets op­tion.

The shooter comes with a pre­set each for TimeWarp, Time Lapse and Night Lapse; four for video shoot­ing and an equal num­ber for still pho­tos. You can also cre­ate your own pre­sets or tweak ex­ist­ing ones and save them for quick ac­cess when­ever you need them. I found this to be one of my favourite UI im­prove­ments; it re­duced the time I spent tinker­ing to find the set­ting I wanted.

On the main screen, in video mode, you can set the Hero8 to dis­play any four short­cuts of your choice. Here you can choose from Raw Au­dio, Wind (for bet­ter sound qual­ity), Color, Sharp­ness, ISO Max, ISO Min, White Bal­ance, EV Comp, Shut­ter, Bit Rate, Clips (you can choose be­tween 15- or 30-sec­ond snip­pets), Zoom,

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