A firmware update will be released by GoPro for the overheating issue with the Hero 10 Black action camera. The camera can record at up to 5.3K 60Hz, but at this performance level there is heat that can cause the camera to shut down unexpectedly.

The GoPro Hero 10 Black firmware update, scheduled for release by the end of the month, will introduce three new Video Performance Modes. These; Extended Battery, Tripod/Still Video and Maximum Video Performance. Tripod/Still Video mode will help reduce overheating and shutdown issues by optimizing video resolution, frame rates and video clip length for times when there is no movement and airflow to keep the camera cool. Extended Battery mode will optimize the camera’s frame rate and resolution for maximum battery life and recording times. Finally, the new Maximum Video Performance mode will maximize the camera’s frame rates and resolution for the best image quality.

GoPro says the new Tripod/Still Video mode will increase the average video clip length on the 5th 3K60 by 47 percent to 29 minutes at 25 degrees. The biggest clip length advantage is seen with the 4K60 video recording option, which has been increased by 154 percent to 63 minutes. This improvement will be possible in part by disabling HyperSmooth and GPS while in Tripod/Still Video mode.

In addition to the firmware update, GoPro also announced its new Enduro battery, designed to extend battery life and improve performance in cold weather. According to GoPro, the Enduro battery can support 5.3K60 video recording for an average of 56 minutes when the battery itself has a temperature of -10 degrees Celsius. Users can also expect longer video recording times with Enduro when used in warmer, more typical environments. The Enduro will be available for purchase starting November 30 for $24.99.

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