Swandog7oh, I clicked your link and the go pro website just mentioned the hero 4 and not 3. Thanks
Thanks Swandog, it's linked to the hero 4 because the hero 3 is now discontinued and no longer listed on the GoPro website.
gavinrudyThis is not the case. Protune can be used to enable the flat picture style, but that's a relatively small subsetting of the feature. The primary advantage to Protune is being able to record at higher bitrates, or to shoot and record larger amounts of data per second, increasing the quality of the video to make it more workable while editing. The two are very different and using a flat picture style does not necessarily mean that the video will be higher quality and more editable.
Gavin, I'm sorry I did not go into detail on explaining to Swandog what exactly protune does. Saying that it's basically a flat picture profile was the easiest way to try to get my point across to him. While protune does record at higher bitrates and enables you to capture a higher dynamic range due to its recorded log curve, there is a lot to explain to a person on what this feature actually does and how to correctly manipulate that footage in the post production process to achieve better imagery.
If someone is new to video production, I would never push them into recording their footage using a log curve.
Swandog, if you want to learn more in depth about what protune is and the benefits you can achieve from it, read the article below from the GoPro's website.
Again sorry I was not clear in my previous post.