GoPro Labs is turning ONE! 

The program launched in May 2020 to give GoPro gurus and superusers access to unreleased, experimental camera features that GoPro engineers have been playing with. Since then, we’ve seen some magic created using the QR code-enabled features that GoPro Labs unlocks. And we even saw some of the original features, like Scheduled Capture, make it into the official firmware for HERO9 Black, which launched later in 2020.

And today, the list of supported GoPro cameras is also growing with the inclusion of HERO5 Session. HERO5 Session will now benefit from many of the QR code-controlled commands that GoPro Labs unlocks. These include:

  • Wake-up timer for remote start capture 
  • Control camera modes and settings, including Protune
  • Save favorite modes as a visual preset/QR code
  • Camera scripting — e.g. shoot a time lapse of a construction site but only during daylight hours
  • Personalize your GoPro with owner information

The full list of GoPro Labs-supported cameras are:

  • HERO9 Black
  • MAX
  • HERO8 Black
  • HERO7 Black
  • HERO5 Session

To start experimenting with the QR code commands on the cameras listed above, all you have to do is install the current GoPro Labs firmware (available at on your camera.

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