The GoPro Fusion has been a rather quiet project for the last few months. Since it’s launch last year, the Fusion has been showing off some pretty impressive “angel views” and some over capture, which enables shooters to punch out standard videos. But its main feature is shooting 360 video in 5.2K. Now, GoPro has gone back into the code, and found that they can squeeze out a little more resolution, and with public beta 2.0, users will be able to get nearly 6K out of their 360 video experience.
The public beta Firmware v2.0 enables a new 5.8K capture resolution that, when stitched, produces 5.6K spherical footage—the most cinematic quality Fusion has produced yet. In fact, the cinematic improvements don’t end there. This new resolution is now supported at 24fps, marking a Fusion first to incorporate seamlessly with TV and film productions. – GoPro.com
Technically, the new beta of the Fusion OS delivers a 5.8K image, but when users then process the 360 video, they end up with 5.6K video, which is still .4K more than they had before. In addition, GoPro says that the Fusion camera now delivers a more cinematic image, by shooting in 24p.
Other features of the Fusion Public Beta 2.0 include:
- New 5.6K/24fps video mode (captured at 5.8K resolution and stitched to 5.6K).
- New 5.6K/24fps time lapse video mode.
- RAW photo support for night and time lapse modes with intervals of 5 seconds or longer.
- General bug fixes.
And that doesn’t include the improvements that GoPro has also made a few tweaks to Fusion Studio, where it promises the full GoPro spherical content creation ecosystem, and an update to the new 2019-compatible Adobe Premiere and After Effects plug-ins.
Features of Fusion Studio Beta 1.4 include:
- Adds 5.6K exports for the new higher resolution 24fps mode.
- Adds support for importing time lapse photo from sub-folder folders, when using Adobe Lightroom rendered GPR RAW time/night lapse sequences.
- Adds a preference control to import long videos in separate chapters for faster imports.
- Adds support for importing Fusion clips without .LRV files.
- Improved stabilization quality for all modes (particularly for 24fps).
- Improved stitch quality for videos with large exposure differences between front and back lenses.
- Enhanced image processing to improve outputs for all modes.
New Adobe Premiere CC 2019 and Adobe After Effects CC 2019 plug-ins:
- Updated GoPro VR plug-ins for compatibility with Adobe Premiere CC 2019 and Adobe After Effects CC 2019.
To download and install the new Public Beta click on the links bel0w:
- Firmware 2.0 (Beta): GoPro Fusion: FS1.04.02.00.00.zip
- Fusion Studio 1.4 (Beta):
- Adobe Premiere and After Effects VR plug-ins: