GoPro announced that a beta update to the GoPro Hero 10 software is now available. It adds support for Max Lens Mod, the 5.3K SuperView lens, and other frame rates across multiple resolutions.

The GoPro Hero10 Black was launched in September and featured a 23-megapixel resolution photo resolution and a faster processor. This allowed for 5.4K video to capture at 60 frames per sec and 4K video to shoot at 120 frames per sec. Ryan Mense from PetaPixel reviewed the camera and praised its quality, but it did not support the preferred 24p framerate. This update brings some other bonus features and changes.

Max Lens Mod compatibility has been added to the GoPro Hero 10 to increase the field of vision to an extremely wide 155-degrees. This update also supports stabilization as well as the GoPro Horizon Lock feature. Users can now replace the standard lens cover by a Max Lens Mod. To use the mod, the user must first swipe down on the rear touch screen of the camera and tap the Max Lens MOD icon.img alt=”Screenshot from GoPro’s menu with the Max Lens Mod button.” 

Screenshot of GoPro menu with the added Max Lens Mod button.

New frame rates have been added to the update, including 24 frames per second for film and television production. 24 frames per second are now possible at 5.3K resolution (16.9), 5K (4.3), and 4K (4.3). At 4K, both 30 and 25 frames are available per second.

GoPro claims that the Max Lens Mod’s 24 frame per second settings will be available in a future firmware upgrade. This firmware version does not support auto-upload.

GoPro will be adding the 5.3K SuperView Digital Lens to its update. SuperView’s 16mm view captures GoPro’s largest and most prominent field of view, and frames it in 16:9 aspect ratio. GoPro claims this creates a full-screen, immersive shot that captures “more of everything”.

This beta update cannot be accessed via the GoPro Quick App. It must be manually downloaded to the camera. GoPro recommends that anyone unfamiliar with the process visit its detailed explanation page. This page explains how to do the update. GoPro advises that you do not download the firmware from the instructions page. Instead, use this link.

GoPro’s website contains full release notes.