GoPro Labs HERO10: A Closer Look at the Latest Features and Updates (version 1.50.70)

Getting the most out of your HERO10 camera with GoPro Labs

Welcome to your detailed guide on making the most of the GoPro Labs HERO10 features. Whether you are just starting out with GoPro or have been a user for a while, this guide is here to help you navigate the rich functionalities that the GoPro Labs HERO10 firmware brings to your HERO10 camera.

In this guide, I will:

  • List the GoPro Labs features that are compatible with the HERO10
  • Show you how to start using the GoPro Labs HERO10 functionalities
  • Offer tips on how to use the new features to enhance your HERO10 experience

GoPro Labs is a platform where GoPro tests new features, allowing users to try them before they become available to everyone. The GoPro Labs HERO10 updates have introduced a plethora of cool features, enhancing the HERO10 camera’s capabilities significantly.

So, let’s get started and explore how you can upgrade your filming experience with GoPro Labs HERO10.

GoPro Labs firmware start up

A Brief Dive into the GoPro HERO10 and GoPro Labs Journey

The GoPro HERO10 has embarked on its own unique journey since becoming a part of the GoPro Labs. Let’s delve deeper into its history and the updates it has received through the GoPro Labs HERO10 firmware.

When was HERO10 Added to GoPro Labs?

The HERO10 was introduced to the GoPro Labs family with its first GoPro Labs firmware released on October, 2021. This meant Labs features on launch firmware. A first among the GoPro cameras to get GoPro Labs features that close to launch.

This marked the beginning of the GoPro Labs HERO10 journey, offering HERO10 users a playground to explore a variety of new and experimental features.

What’s the Status of Recent Updates?

The most recent firmware update for the HERO10 was rolled out in December, 2022. Since then, there hasn’t been any new firmware release for this model, indicating that GoPro might have paused the development of new features for the GoPro Labs HERO10.

Should We Expect Any Future Updates?

As of now, it seems that GoPro has halted the release of new GoPro Labs HERO10 features. The gap since the last update in December, 2022 suggests that the development has slowed down, and we might not see any new releases in the future.

However, it is always a good practice to keep an eye on the official GoPro Labs notes for any potential updates.

Discover the GoPro Labs HERO10 Compatible Features

Before you start experimenting with your HERO10 camera, it’s essential to know which features are available through GoPro Labs HERO10 firmware. Below, I have compiled a table that outlines all the features available in GoPro Labs, indicating which ones are compatible with the HERO10.

24.0Hz capture vs 23.976Yes
Adobe-compatible proxiesYes/No
Altered File NamingYes
Archive Mode (locked settings)Yes
Audio Channels Gain/Solo/MuteYes
Audio DisableYes
Bitrate ControlsYes
Boot CommandYes
DaVinci-compatible proxies
Exposure Display current ISO and shutter
Exposure Damping controlYes
Exposure Curve custom log encoding
Exposure Min/Max Times
Extra Long time-lapseYes
GPS time syncYes/No
Guidelines Display on rear LCD
HDMI display settingsYes
Hindsight Timeout ExtensionYes
Histogram Position/Size
Large Chapter SupportYes
Live Stream InitiationYes
LRV Disablelimited
LTC Time supportYes/No
Max Shutter Angle Yes
Metadata InjectionsYes
Noise Reduction
Overlay – Burn-inslimited
Overlay – Color Barlimited
Overlays – Logo Burn-Inlimited
Overlays – Luma Sweeplimited
Owner InformationYes
QR decoding while recordingYes
SD card speed testYes
Spirit Level Display
Sunrise/Sunset startsYes/No
Time delayed StartsYes
Time/date/timecode QR CodeYes
Tone Mapping ControlsYes
Trigger – AccelerometerYes
Trigger – GPS speedYes/No
Trigger – GyroscopeYes
Trigger – IMU MotionYes
Trigger – Motion detectionYes
Trigger – Sound Pressure LevelYes
Trigger – USB PowerYes/No
Upload scriptingYes
USB power trust overrideYes/No
Wake on PowerYes
Wider Color Gamut
White Balance Lock

In my experience, understanding the features available through GoPro Labs HERO10 is the first step to enhancing your camera usage. I recommend taking some time to familiarize yourself with these features, as they can significantly upgrade your HERO10 camera experience.

How to Get Started with GoPro Labs for HERO10

Embarking on your GoPro Labs HERO10 adventure is simpler than you might think. Here, I’ll guide you through the initial steps to get you started:

  1. Download the GoPro Labs Firmware: Your first step is to visit the GoPro Labs page and download the GoPro Labs HERO10 firmware that matches your camera.
  2. Install the Firmware: Now, it’s time to install the GoPro Labs HERO10 firmware on your camera. It’s a straightforward process, and to make it even easier, I have prepared a detailed guide for you. Just follow the step-by-step instructions available here.

In my experience, following the guide closely will make the setup process smooth and easy. Once you are done, a host of new features will be at your fingertips, ready to elevate your GoPro Labs HERO10 experience.

GoPro Labs firmware update complete

Making the Most of GoPro Labs HERO10 Features

Now that you have GoPro Labs HERO10 set up on your camera, it’s time to explore the exciting features it offers. But first, let’s understand a key tool that GoPro Labs uses – the QR codes.

Understanding QR Codes

QR codes are a type of barcode that stores information. In GoPro Labs HERO10, QR codes are used to control your camera’s settings and features. You simply show the QR code to your camera, and it reads the information and adjusts its settings accordingly.

For a deeper understanding and to learn how to create QR codes for GoPro Labs HERO10, check out my detailed guide on the GoPro Labs mobile app.

GoPro Labs QR code - Motion Detection

My Tips on Using the Features

In my experience, using QR codes is not just tech-savvy but also a time-saver. It allows for quick changes and easy setup, enhancing your GoPro Labs HERO10 filming experience manifold. I recommend experimenting with different settings to find what works best for you.

Wrapping Up Your GoPro Labs HERO10 Journey

You’ve reached the end of your introductory journey into the world of GoPro Labs HERO10. But remember, this is just the beginning. There are other articles in this series that delve deeper into the functionalities and features that GoPro Labs offers for different GoPro models.

Further Reading


In this guide, we explored the GoPro Labs HERO10 firmware, from its introduction in GoPro Labs to the exciting features it offers. We also covered how to get started with GoPro Labs HERO10 and the innovative use of QR codes to control your HERO10 settings.

In my experience, diving into GoPro Labs opens up a new realm of possibilities, enhancing your HERO10 camera’s functionality and allowing for a more personalized user experience with GoPro Labs HERO10.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. Stay tuned for more insights and tips on making the most of your GoPro devices with GoPro Labs HERO10.

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