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Hiker
Posts: 18

Better quality in 4k or 1080

Question

For making gopro travel videos for YouTube or for social media, using only the iPhone for editing(i dont Have a computer or laptop)

For superior video image.. is it better quality to shoot it in 4k then using quik app settings” upload it in 1080”
OR
Shoot it in 1080 from the beginning

Some people say shoot 1080 only all the way. Others say it’s better to shoot it in higher resolution first, then load it to quik using turning on the 1080 setting option

Which is a better route for clarity/high resolution look regardless of battery life/ sd card space





Explorer
Posts: 12,211

Re: Better quality in 4k or 1080

I find 2.7K/60fps (24/30 for low light) to work best.
Adventurer
Posts: 10,266

Re: Better quality in 4k or 1080

your phone supports 4K? sounds like it does.

 

ForQuality the higher the better, for  a DIGITAL camera that does not offer Optical zoom that is where higher resolution pays off for Panning, and cropping along with Stabilizing footage. otgherwise you can still achieve the  same reults but the quality may be   lesser if you  crop, pan and zoom over a  certain percentage.

 

 you want  qaulity 2.7 @48fps ( camera does not do)  for tripod shots and what is noted in teh manual as suggestions.

 

FISH agree with Dan on it., my added thoughts

 

gopro team can share their editingtips and skills  Wish they wold help all out the time they put into it as they have designated teams Lol

Tourist
Posts: 15

Re: Better quality in 4k or 1080

If you're just going to use the quik/gopro app to produce the video then just shoot it in 1080p since the app's highest output is in 1080p anyway. IIRC you can't crop in Quik so the added resolution doesn't matter. However, if you're going to use zoom *while shooting* go ahead and use 2.7K. The added time to import 4K footage on your phone wouldn't be worth it. Also if you don't like the distortion or fisheye look, 4K is out as it doesn't shoot in linear mode.
Hiker
Posts: 18

Re: Better quality in 4k or 1080

Great advice thanks! 2k 60 dps thanks