GoPro Fusion 360 cam gets huge firmware update: 5.6K and 24fps support added

GoPro Fusion 360 cam gets boost to 5.6K and 24fps support

One of the best GoPro models in the range, the latest firmware for the GoPro Fusion gives the 360 camera a host of pro-friendly features – namely a huge resolution boost to 5.8K (which equates to 5.6K output after stitching the two hemispheres). 

This big bump, up from the Fusion's previous 5.2K, follows a similar move by Rylo at the end of 2019 to boost the resolution of its own camera to 5.8K. GoPro, however, isn't stopping there with its latest update.

The new firmware, which is presently in its public beta phase, also introduces 24fps support for video, bringing the Fusion in line with the standard frame-rate for the film industry. 

GoPro has added 5.6K resolution and 24fps shooting to the Fusion

GoPro has added 5.6K resolution and 24fps shooting to the Fusion

The 24fps extends to time-lapse video – a feature that benefits from an additional update in the form of raw photo shooting, rather than just jpg sequences. Both time-lapse and night mode benefit from raw support with intervals of five seconds or more.

Also in beta is an update to GoPro's Fusion Studio suite, which accommodates the new resolution and frame-rate options. It also adds improvements to the video stabilisation and the stitching quality of footage containing exposure mismatches, and now enables long clips to be split into chapters. 

Fusion firmware v2.0 and Fusion Studio v1.4 can be downloaded from the GoPro website, along with updated GoPro VR plug-ins for Adobe Premiere and After Effects CC 2019. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.