08-03-2017 04:55 PM
In most cases 1080 looks really good and will be fine. Upping the resolution to 2.7 or 4K gives more flexibility in post editing for cropping/zooming and will also display better on a large screen. If most of your viewing will be done on a computer, tablet, or phone, 1080 is the best choice if you want to get the most out of your SD card. The other thing to take into consideration is the processing power of your computer if you plan on doing any editing. Most modern computers can handle 1080 with no issues but can lag at higher resolutions (especially 4K) unless you have a minimum of 16GB RAM, a multi-core CPU i7 or equivalent and a quality GPU.
As far as having 4+ hours of recording space, just keep in mind that this is a tremendous amount of video to go through and edit. It's usually best to make several short clips. In general, I try to keep my recordings to anywhere from a few seconds to 5 minutes. I rarely, if ever,, hit ten minutes in any single recording and even when I do, I usually end up extracting/trimming out a few clips and trashing the majority of the clip.
If you're not going to be doing much editing, I would stick with 1080/60. Also, make sure you have your camera and GoPro mobile app updated. You need both the GoPro app (formally Capture) and Quik. The new Quik Stories is awesome. It's pretty cool to be out on an adventure filming and before you even make it home the app has already edited and compiled a video for you of your adventure.
08-03-2017 08:05 PM - edited 08-03-2017 08:06 PM
Great Post! tons of great information for the group, what I also try to do too cut down on the clutter plan your video shoot using google maps, you can get a quick overview of the basic layout of most places, and even check stuff like distance so when you arrive you have done 50% of the work without even taking off.
09-14-2017 02:09 PM
I'll take a bit of grain any day over a blurred mess. You can fix some blur in PP but you can't fix a blurred mess. I use my Hero 5 and stabilizer primarily for weddings and they are great during a reception but be prepared to push the ISO to 1600 and add some LED light. I have a nand I wear around my head that has velcro attached to which mount an LED light with a slight modifier so it isn't to glary on the subject. Works really well so long your within 20 feet. This allows me to keep my frame rate up as well as shutter to deal eith dancing/motion. As I said, always better to deal with a bit of grain than to have footage that is not usable.
01-13-2018 02:32 PM
Please tell someone to me why is better sharp: low/medium than high even if you can edit after. So sharp before vs, low before + sharpening like unsharp mask? how much better?
01-14-2018 02:28 PM
1080p60 (my computer is too slow to render anything better, except for slow-mo. No 4K for me.)
Linear (croppable and lacks fisheye)
GoPro color (my monitor sucks. I can't color correct.)
Auto WB (I manually set it for more extreme situations where there are flashes of light)
ISO 1200 (the camera uses that or lower automatically)
Stabilization ON (I'm not concerned about losing 10% FOV)
Low light OFF (it just sucks.)
Audio WIND (stereo is muffled)
I know I need a better editing setup. As of right now, my two cameras are likely worth more than my whole rig. HERO5B and Canon T5i
01-15-2018 05:32 AM - edited 01-15-2018 05:33 AM
In cam sharping is often overkill.
With low (or medium) you can sharpen a bit in post.
However, if you film with sharp on and its too sharp, you are stuck with it.
As for 1600 iso, only if really dark. Daytime you want as low as possible, that why the 6 has down to 100.....
02-20-2018 07:59 AM
Nothing really if your shutter is on auto. If not, depending on the shutter speed, the high or low ISO could cause the image/video to be brighter or darker, and also crisper or noisier.