Originally Posted by Kloner
if you never use HD viewing of your flicks or aren't integrating gopro with a regular video camera you probably don't need protune. It had an option for on or off. You guys saying the camera malfunctions with protune off as well? Mine holds it's own but i had to get one of them fancy memory cards.
It still malfunctions with ProTune turned off. In fact it didn't matter if ProTune was turned on or off it'd still die. Nor did it matter what video resolution or frame rate it was set to. If it didn't freeze at 2-3 seconds.. It'd freeze right around 30 seconds. Once it DOES record I can fly or even set it on the bench and it'll go for hours. I even went out and bought one of the expensive class 10 SD cards in hopes it'd fix the problem. Instead it made the problem worse than using a Class 4 card. The firmware has caused problems since the beginning. Either killing people's GoPro's or causing them to lock up. Most companies would have acknowledged the problem and released a patched firmware to fix the problem. Instead it seems GoPro is pulling an Apple and pushing everyone to upgrade to their new camera. Based on this firmware performance I hesitate to buy a GoPro Black. Mind you I can trade this Hero 2 in at Best Buy and get the Black!
I thought it was vibration as well. Then I thought it might have something to do with the Live Out. Having the time to spend on the camera out in Az last week.. It's the firmware. It's the only thing on the camera that has changed. I'm still doing HD viewing of my videos. The only difference between Protune and normal is 'Broadcast Quality' as they put it. About 90% of the time my videos are going to end up on YouTube which already does their thing with them. Considering CNN and some of the other news agencies use Skype to interview people.. If I ever catch something news worthy I doubt they're going to care about the quality. Don't think I'll see a NatGeo offering any time soon. /soapbox