May 16, 2019

Next-level, gimbal-like, built-in electronic image stabilization. It may be a mouthful, but it’s the best way to explain the power of HyperSmooth in HERO7 Black.

HyperSmooth is powered by GoPro’s GP1 Chip, along with an additional 1GB of SDRAM, to analyze raw camera motion and transform it into stabilized motion. This under-the-hood action paired with a 5 percent stabilization margin and proprietary rolling shutter correction algorithm, proactively analyzes the bumps, bounces and shakes to deliver cinematic shareable footage in real time.

In other words, if you’re white-knuckling your way down a trail, your knees will be the only thing shaking as you review the footage.

The only true way to experience HyperSmooth is to see it in action. (If you do want to read more, check out this article by the engineers behind HyperSmooth)

Here are five HyperSmooth usecases that made our jaws drop.

Walkin' & Talkin': No need to tiptoe around. Walk with intention and narrate along the way. The combination of HyperSmooth and improved audio on HERO7 Black gives you crisp quality all around in up to 4K resolution. 

Bring the Action: We don’t want you to sacrifice the action to increase stabilization. HyperSmooth does the hard work for you, without sacrifice field of view, by utilizing a minimal stabilization margin that only crops in about 5 percent from the edge of the frame. 

Leave the Gimbal at Home: With HERO7 Black, all you need is a ticket to ride and your GoPro to get the stabilization of a three-axis gimbal, built right in to HERO7 Black. Saves you space (and money!), especially when traveling.

Take a Magic Carpet Ride: TimeWarp is the marriage of HyperSmooth technology with Time Lapse Video to create an ultra-stabilized, sped-up version of any longform activity. The best way to look at it is that Time Lapse Video is perfect for stationary shots (like sunrise and sunset), whereas TimeWarp works best when motion is involved (like when exploring a city or on a scenic run).

Easy for All Ages: All 14-year-old downhill rockstar Jackson Goldstone had to do was press record, with the field of view set to WIDE, to get his full run on video without losing any details.