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Hiker
Posts: 6

Auto rotation

Hi,

 

Gopro 7 black. Auto rotation does not work.

Gopro 7 black - auto rotation.gif

When "Off" is selected in the "Landscape lock" option ( Touch display menu ),

auto rotation is visible on the display. In the gopro app / footage though, it is not. (see attachment)

 

I tried every option and read about issues on several forums.

Still I have not found a solution.

 

Is this a malfunction, so I can return the camera to the store, or can there be another reason for this issue?

 

I bought the camera for the "gimbal option" and need the camera for that on saturday.

Hopefully somebody can help me with this issue before saturday...

 

Thank you!

 

Pieter 

 

GoPro
Posts: 5,021

Re: Auto rotation

 

Hi @pieterc185

 

It is not a malfunction. The app will rotate depending on your mobile device' orientation.

 

Thanks!

Ej

Hiker
Posts: 6

Re: Auto rotation

Hi Aragon1006,

Thank you for your response!

What I need is a steady horizon on the footage.
(Gimball like)
As shown in the .gif, my gopro shows this image, with steady horizon on the LCD screen.

The gopro app, and the footage show a moving horizon.

Do I have to change a setting for this gimball like performance? Hypersmooth is selected.

Thanks!
Hiker
Posts: 6

Re: Auto rotation / gimbal affect gopro 7

Hi,

 

Unfortunately I was not able to find the right settings, or the camera malfunctions maybe?

 

I will try to explain the issue I am facing.

 

Most of the time I use my gopro when I am kitesurfing, in a linemount.

When I am steering my kite, the gogpro turns with the kite.

When watching the footage, the image is moving and turning from upside down to right side up.

 

2019-02-11 16.28.38.gif

 

When using the linemount, there is no option to use a gimbal. That's why I chose to buy the new gopro 7 black.

 

When shooting, on the display, the image is horizontal. 

On te footage though, there is no gimbal effect at all.

 

I've been searching on forums and I've watched several tutorials on youtube after I tried many different settings myself.

Still I haven't found the right settings and I feel like a complete noob :) 

I am thinking that there must be a malfunction in my camera and I should return it to the store.

 

Can somebody help me and tell me what I am doing wrong, or tell me my camera is not working properly?

I would really appreciate it!

 

When filming it looks great, with a horizontal horizon:

 

2019-02-11 16.15.06.jpg

2019-02-11 16.23.04.gif

 

The result when watching:

 

2019-02-11 16.16.05.jpg

2019-02-11 16.23.55.gif

 

 

Thank you!

Pieter

GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,831

Re: Auto rotation / gimbal affect gopro 7

@pieterc185 - GoPro cameras don't have an internal horizon leveler like what you're describing here. For that type of shot, you would need to use an external gimbal.

 

The other alternative I can think of is to correct the horizon in post-production using an editor like Adobe Premiere Pro. This would need to be a manual process, but it could be done. The issue you'll need to watch out for is the dimensions of the screen. As you rotate the camera, the distance across the horizon of the shot will shift as the image moves from landscape into portrait. If you render the final video in a square format, you may be able to minimize that effect though.

 

Jeff