GoProHD Firmware – Live Video Out & Upside Down Mode

To get your firmware updates go to: GoProHD Firmware Update > Support > HD HERO Cameras

In order to use the “Live Feed Out” you need to access both the HDTV and the TV ports on the side of the GoPro. You have two options; First you can pull the GoPro out of the case and use it as is, but this way you greatly reduce your mounting options OR you can pre-order the new HD Skeleton Housing ($39.99) which allows you to access the TV ports while mounted (see more info below.)


This firmware includes the following new features:

Live Feed Out

Display live feed SD or HD video and audio straight out of the camera to a TV, handheld viewer, or video transmitter. Allows viewing a live video signal during preview, recording, and playback of saved files.

Upside Down Mode (UPd)

Now you can take videos and photos with the camera mounted upside down without having to rotate the files later. In UPd, all videos and photos will be saved to your SD card right-side up.

One Button Mode

One Button Mode simplifies recording video and photos with your HD HERO. With One Button Mode, your camera will start recording video or photos automatically when you power the camera ‘ON’ and will only stop recording when you power the camera ‘OFF’. The shutter button is deactivated in One Button Mode. You can only turn the camera on and off, making it the perfect setting for loaning it to friends or newbies.

Live Feed On-Screen Display

Display battery life, camera mode, and recording status icons on your live feed video signal with ‘On Screen Display’ turned on, or turn it off to transmit only the video without any status icons.

PAL 25/50 fps Support

If you live in a PAL region (most regions outside of North America) you can now record in the PAL broadcast standard of 25 / 50 fps in the following resolutions:

  • r1 WVGA 50fps
  • r2 1280×720 25fps
  • r3 1280×720 50fps
  • r4 1280×960 25fps
  • r5 1920×1080 25fps


HD Skeleton Housing – $39.99

Features open sides that allow for easy plugging in of cables for live feed video out of the camera, charging the camera with a USB cable while recording video or photos, significant cooling when running the camera in extremely hot environments where camera cooling is a concern, and enhanced sound recording when used in non-windy locations like a race car, concert, jam session, etc.

Use the HD Skeleton Housing in dry environments only. Your HD HERO camera is NOT waterproof when used with the HD Skeleton Housing.


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