GoPro Protune lets you unlock the full creative potential of your GoPro Hero 9 camera. It, essentially, refers to GoPro’s advanced features and settings. Protune settings allow you to have manual control of some key factors affecting the quality of your shots, which include Color, White Balance, ISO Limit, Shutter Speed and more. GoPro Protune is compatible with most professional color correction tools and other editing software.

In this article, we discuss the best Protune settings for the GoPro Hero 9.

GoPro Hero 9 Protune Settings


Given below are the major specs of GoPro Protune settings that you can adjust according to your own preferences.

Colore

Protune Colore setting lets you adjust the color profile of your videos or photos shot on Hero 9. There are two modes in this setting:

  1. GoPro Color (default)
  2. Appartamento

Tutta la GoPro Color is the default mode in which Hero 9 operates. It provides an automatic color-corrected profile. So, if you don’t want to edit the image in post production, this is a great choice for you. Appartamento, on the other hand, gives a neutral color profile. When you choose this option, colors may appear washed off at first. However, since the Flat setting captures more details in shadows and highlights, it offers more flexibility when it comes to post-production.

Bilanciamento del bianco

This Protune setting allows you to adjust the color temperature of videos and photos shot with your Hero 9. With Bilanciamento del bianco, you can optimize the image for cool or warm lighting conditions. Here are the options that you can choose from:

Auto (default), 2300K, 2800K, 3200K, 4000K, 4500K, 5500K, 6000K, 6500K, and Native

Lower values will give you warmer tones. Auto is the default profile which the GoPro Hero 9 is set at. It lets your GoPro automatically set the white balance. You can choose Native if you want a minimally color-corrected profile. It allows for more flexibility and adjustments in post-production.

ISO Minimum/Maximum

ISO Minimum e ISO Maximum let you set a range for your GoPro’s sensitivity to light and image noise. Here ‘noise’ refers to the degree of graininess in the image. The ISO Minimum and Maximum values range from 100 till 6400. Have a look:

GoPro Protune ISO Settings

In low-light, higher ISO values result in brighter images, but with greater noise. Lower ISO values, on the other hand, result in darker images with less noise. The default for ISO Maximum is 1600 for video and 3200 for photos. The default for ISO Minimum is 100 for both photos and videos.

Pro Tip: To lock the ISO at a specific value, set ISO Minimum and ISO Maximum to the same values.

Persiana

The Protune Persiana setting determines how long your GoPro camera’s shutter stays open.

Per Foto, the options include:

Auto, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, and 1/2000 second.

Per Video, the options depend on the fps setting. They include:

Auto, 1/fps, 1/2x fps, 1/4x fps, 1/8x fps.

The default setting is Auto, which means that the camera automatically selects the shutter speed.

Pro Tip: Mount your camera on a tripod or keep it over a stable surface in order to reduce the amount of blur in photos/videos.

Nitidezza

Nitidezza lets you control the quality of details captured in your video footage or photos. There are three options for this setting:

  1. High (default)
  2. Medio
  3. Basso

RAW Audio

Tutta la RAW Audio setting creates a separate .wav file for your video, in addition to the standard .mp4 audio track. You can select from various levels of processing in the RAW audio track, which include:

  1. Off (default): No separate .wav file is created.
  2. Low: Applies minimal processing.
  3. Med: Applies moderate processing.
  4. High: Applies full audio processing.

Wind Noise Reduction

The GoPro Hero 9 Black has three microphones which capture sound while recording video. With the Wind Noise Reduction setting, you can customize how these microphones are used. You can choose its levels: Auto (default), Stereo, and Wind based on conditions where you’re shooting and what type of sound you want in your finished video.

Here are the three options you can choose from:

  1. Auto (default)Automatically filters out excessive wind/water noise (without the need to turn the setting on).
  2. On: Filters out excessive wind noise, such as when your GoPro Hero 9 is mounted on a moving vehicle.
  3. Off: Used when wind will not affect sound quality, such as while using the camera indoors.

Cheat Sheet: Suggested Settings – GoPro Hero 9


Here are the best settings that are suggested by GoPro for capturing your favorite activities using the Hero 9 Black camera:

#1. Air

Using the GoPro Hero 9 Black, you can capture some amazing aerial shots, whether it’s from a drone or any other aircraft. Here are the suggested settings for aerial shots captured with Hero 9.

GoPro from Aircraft

Impostazioni video

  • 4K60, Wide Lens
  • 1080p120, Wide Lens
  • 15x TimeWarp Video

Impostazioni delle foto

  • Time Lapse Photo (1-second interval) 1080p120, Wide Lens
  • Burst (30/3 Rate), Wide Lens

#2. Car

When you are travelling with the GoPro Hero 9 Black mounted on your car, you may use these GoPro suggested settings to get the best shots.

gopro dashcam

Impostazioni video

  • 2.7K60 4:3, Wide Lens
  • 1440p60, Wide Lens
  • 15x TimeWarp Video

Impostazioni delle foto

  • Time Lapse Photo (5-second interval), Wide Lens

#3. Bike

You can capture some amazing shots with your GoPro Hero 9 mounted to your bike while you’re out and about. Here are the suggested GoPro photo/video settings when using the camera on a bike.

gopro-handlebar-mount

Impostazioni video

  • 2.7K60 4:3, Wide Lens
  • 1440p60, Wide Lens
  • 15x TimeWarp Video

Impostazioni delle foto

  • Time Lapse Photo (5-second interval), Wide Lens

#4. Indoor Use

When you’re using the GoPro Hero 9 indoors, these settings might come in handy to capture some amazing photos/videos with your camera.

GoPro Hero 9 Indoor

Impostazioni video

  •  1440p30, Wide Lens
  • 1080p30, Wide Lens

Impostazioni delle foto

  • Photo or Continuous Photo, Wide Lens

#5. Selfie Shots

Are you one of those who loves taking selfies using your GoPro? Don’t forget to use these GoPro recommended video/photo settings to achieve the best selfie shots.

GoPro Selfie Shot

Impostazioni video

  •  4K30 4:3, Narrow Lens
  • 1440p60, Narrow Lens

Impostazioni delle foto

  • Photo, Narrow Lens
  • SuperPhoto, Photo Timer

#6. POV Shots

If you want to show how the world looks from your own POV, adjust your GoPro Protune settings to these values. You’re sure to achieve some fabulous shots!

POV Ski shot with gopro

Impostazioni video

  • 1440p60, Wide Lens
  • 1440p120, Wide Lens
  • 15x TimeWarp Video

Impostazioni delle foto

  • Time Lapse Photo (2-second interval), Wide Lens
  • Burst (30/3 Rate), Wide Lens

#7. Water

GoPro Hero 9 Black has the ability to capture some amazing shots while you’re enjoying your adventures over/underwater, be it snorkelling, diving or surfing. Here are the recommended GoPro video/photo settings in such scenarios.

Impostazioni video

  •  4K60, Wide Lens
  • 1080p240, Wide Lens
  • 1440p60, Wide Lens

Impostazioni delle foto

  • Time Lapse Photo (2 or 5-second interval), Wide Lens
  • Burst (30/6 Rate), Wide Lens

#8. Snow

Use these GoPro recommended settings when you use the GoPro Hero 9 while capturing snow shots.

GoPro Snow Shots

Impostazioni video

  • 4K60, Wide Lens
  • 1080p120, Wide Lens
  • 15x TimeWarp Video

Impostazioni delle foto

  •  Time Lapse Photo (1-second interval), Wide Lens
  • Burst (30/3 Rate), Wide Lens

#9. Trail

Here are the GoPro recommended settings for capturing some amazing pictures/videos with the GoPro Hero 9 Black while you’re out hiking on some picturesque trails.

gopro backpack strap hiking

Impostazioni video

  •  4K30 4:3, Wide Lens
  • 1440p60, Wide Lens
  • 15x TimeWarp Video

Impostazioni delle foto

  • Photo, Wide Lens

Parole finali


Use these suggested photo/video settings according to the activity you’d like to capture with your GoPro Hero 9 along with the best Protune settings for your preferences, and you’re sure to achieve some wonderful looking shots. ù

When shooting slow-motion videos, make sure that the lighting is good. This is because high frame rates will let less light hit the sensor.

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