I highly recommend using the Protune settings for the GoPro Hero 12 if you’re an advanced user looking to tweak your videos in post-production. 

Drawing from my 8 years of video editing experience, I’ll share my favorite Protune settings with you today and provide a free-to-download GoPro Hero 12 Protune cheat sheet.

Check out my quick overview of GoPro Hero 12 Protune settings:

Verwendung der GoPro HERO 12 [Einsteigerhandbuch 2024]


  • Select the aspect ratio based on your framing needs, with 16:9 for a standard view and 4:3 for a taller image
  •  Opt for higher frame rates (up to 240 fps in 2.7K or 1080p) for smooth motion and slow-motion effects
  • Use wider FOV options like SuperView for an immersive scene capture or narrower options like Linear for less distortion and more detail
  • Options like HyperSmooth with AutoBoost provide maximum stability
  • Adjust White Balance for color temperature and use GoPro LUTs for desired saturation and post-production flexibility


What Are Protune Settings

Die Protune-Einstellungen sind erweiterte Optionen, mit denen Sie die Video- und Fotoqualität anpassen können nach Ihren Vorlieben.

Why To Activate Protune

Protune settings are important because they allow you to customize the quality and style of your GoPro photos and videos.

It also enables higher bit rate recording for video, which means less compression and better image quality.

However, Protune is not mandatory to use. It is an optional feature for advanced users who want more control and flexibility over their GoPro settings. 

If you are a beginner or do not want to spend time editing your content after shooting, you can use the default settings that will give you good results right out of the box. 

When you activate Protune, it grants you manual control over the following settings:

  • Verschlusszeit
  • Exposure Value (EV) Compensation
  • ISO-Einstellungen
  • White Balance adjustments
  • Sharpness levels
  • Color Profiles
  • Bitrate

How To Activate Protune

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to activate Protune for HERO 12 Black:

1. Start by accessing ‘Pro Controls’.
2. Swipe left on the dashboard screen.
3. Tap on ‘Controls’.
4. Select ‘Pro mode’.
5. Scroll down to the ‘Protune’ section to adjust your settings.
6. Alternatively, you can also use the GoPro Quik-App on your phone or tablet to modify the Protune settings remotely.

gopro hero 11 protune


BEST GoPro Hero 12 Protune Settings 

To begin with, watch the video where I explain how to use Protune:

GoPro Protune: Anleitung zum Entsperren der PRO-Einstellungen

Sie können die folgenden Einstellungen vornehmen Protune-Einstellungen für das GoPro Hero 12:


The Resolution determines the size of the image in pixels. Higher resolution means more detail and clarity, but also larger file size and shorter battery life. You can choose from different resolutions depending on the aspect ratio and frame rate you want. 

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Frame Rate is how many frames per second (fps) are captured in the video.

A higher frame rate means smoother motion and better slow-motion effects, but also larger file size and shorter battery life.

ISO Min/Max

hero 11 protune einstellungen

The ISO is how sensitive the camera is to light. Higher ISO means brighter image and better performance in low-light situations, but also more noise and graininess. Lower ISO means a darker image, better performance in bright situations, and less noise and smoothness.

You can choose from different ISO Min/Max options depending on the lighting conditions and the quality you want to achieve.

side by side image comparing the noise of high ISO versus low ISO


This determines the field of view (FOV) of the camera. Wider FOV means more of the scene is captured, but also more distortion and less detail. A narrower FOV means less of the scene is captured, but also less distortion and more detail. You can choose from different digital lens options depending on the resolution, aspect ratio, and frame rate you want.

For example, you can shoot in SuperView, Wide, Linear, Linear+Horizon Leveling, or HyperView in 16:9 aspect ratio, or Wide or Linear in 4:3 aspect ratio.


Die Videostabilisierung bestimmt, wie stark die Kamera verwackelte Bewegungen und Erschütterungen ausgleicht. Höhere Stabilisierung bedeutet flüssigere und gleichmäßigere Videos, but also more cropping and less FOV. Lower stabilization means more natural and dynamic video, but also more shaking and jitters.

You can choose from different video stabilization options depending on the resolution, aspect ratio, frame rate, and digital lens you want. For example, you can use HyperSmooth with AutoBoost, On, or Off settings in most modes, or Horizon Lock with Linear+Horizon Leveling or Max SuperView-Objektive.


Die Schärfe bestimmt wie scharf oder weich die Kanten des Bildes sind.

Higher sharpness means more crisp edges and more detail, but also more risk of artifacts and aliasing. Lower sharpness means more soft edges and less detail, but also a more natural-looking and smoother image.

You can choose from different sharpness options depending on the quality you want to achieve.

For example, you can use High sharpness for most situations, or Low sharpness for cinematic and professional looks.


Next, the Shutter Speed is how long each frame is exposed to light. A higher shutter speed means less motion blur and more sharpness, but also darker images and more noise.

A lower shutter speed means more motion blur, less sharpness, a brighter image, and less noise. 

A general rule in filmmaking is to set the shutter speed at twice your frame rate for that cinematic motion blur.

For instance:

  • For 30 FPS, your Shutter Speed should be 1/60.
  • For 120 FPS, aim for a Shutter Speed of 1/240.

A quick tip: When using Protune to manually adjust your shutter speed in line with your frame rate, consider investing in GoPro ND filters. They help maintain consistent lighting, acting as shades for your GoPro, especially when filming with Protune enabled.

EV (Expositionswert)

This determines how bright or dark the image is. Higher EV means brighter images and more details in shadows, but also more risk of overexposure and blown-out highlights.

Lower EV means darker image and more details in highlights, but also more risk of underexposure and lost details in shadows. 

I suggest the following ProTune EV Comp. Settings: -0.5 or -1 (improves details in highlights)


White Balance shows how warm or cool the colors are in the image.

GOPRO WHITE BALANCE: So ändern Sie sie

Higher white balance means warmer colors and more yellow tones, but also more natural-looking skin tones and sunsets. A lower white balance means cooler colors and more blue tones, but also more natural-looking snow and water. You can choose from different white balance options depending on the lighting conditions and the mood you want to create.

For example, you can use Auto white Gleichgewicht für die meisten Situationen, oder Native white Balance für genaue Farben.


Dieses bestimmt, wie gesättigt oder flach die Farben im Bild sind. A higher color profile means more saturated colors and more contrast, but also less room for color correction in post-production.

GOPRO-FARBPROFIL: Wie man es ändert

A lower color profile means more flat colors and less contrast, but also more room for color correction in post-production. You can choose from different color profile options depending on the style you want to achieve.

For example, you can use a GoPro color profile for vibrant and ready-to-share colors, or a Flat color profile for professional and flexible colors.

If you want to try more color grading to transform your photos and videos, I recommend downloading my Cinematic Farbkorrektur-LUTs, specifically optimized for GoPro.

GoPro LUTs Farbkorrektur-Filter [Download]


Und schließlich bestimmt die Bitrate wie viele Daten zur Kodierung des Bildes verwendet werden. A higher bit rate means higher quality and more detail, but also larger file size and slower transfer speed.

A lower bit rate means lower quality and less detail, but also smaller file size and faster transfer speed. You can choose from different bit rate options depending on the resolution, aspect ratio, frame rate, and digital lens you want.

For example, you can use Standard bit rate for most situations, or High bit rate for complex scenes and longer recordings.

More Setting For Each & Every  Situation

In meinem Tutorial erfahren Sie, wie Sie die Möglichkeiten des GoPro Hero 12 voll ausschöpfen können:

Verwendung der GoPro HERO 12 [Einsteigerhandbuch 2024]

Or you can find more setting for all the possible activities (adventure, underwater, hiking, etc): GoPro HERO 12 Einstellungen Cheat Sheet (kostenloser Download)



What Protune Settings Do I Use

Protune-Einstellungen Cheat Sheet ist Ihr ultimativer Begleiter für maximing the potential of your GoPro Hero 12. Don’t hesitate to download it right now!

However, if you’re looking for a quick rundown of the Protune settings I personally use, here they are:

  • White Balance: Set to Native/Camera Raw
  • Color: I opt for Flat (and then apply LUTs in post production)
  • ISO: I keep it at 400
  • Exposure: I set it to +/-0.5
  • Shutter Speed: I let it stay on Auto
  • Sharpness: I adjust between Low to Medium


Danke fürs Lesen!

Ich hoffe, dieser Leitfaden hat dir geholfen, die besten GoPro Hero 12 Protune-Einstellungen kennenzulernen 🙂 .


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