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Sightseer
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Black 7 - can I take single photos while videoing?

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I'm looking at updating my Black3 to a Black 7 and need to know if it takes single photos while videoing?

 

I use this is a feature a lot with my Black 3 so it needs to be an option with the 7 before I would consider an upgrade.

 

Cheers, John 


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Adventurer
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Re: Black 7 - can I take single photos while videoing?

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No only the Hero 5 and under the ambrella chip is dedicated for that, the gp-1 in the Hero 6 and 7 do not allow us, you will  have to grab a shot via a frame grab  i nthe app or  editor.

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Hiker
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Re: Black 7 - can I take single photos while videoing?

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The Quik app allows you to easily save screengrabs from a video. They come out good and you can choose the exact frame you want

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Adventurer
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Re: Black 7 - can I take single photos while videoing?

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No only the Hero 5 and under the ambrella chip is dedicated for that, the gp-1 in the Hero 6 and 7 do not allow us, you will  have to grab a shot via a frame grab  i nthe app or  editor.

Sightseer
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Re: Black 7 - can I take single photos while videoing?

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Thanks for the information - very much appreciated.

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Nomad
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Re: Black 7 - can I take single photos while videoing?

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I get nice frame grabs from video all the time, often they are more than adequate, plus u can choose the instant.

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Adventurer
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Re: Black 7 - can I take single photos while videoing?

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fGrab shots are bettern blurred shots ofa photo.

Hiker
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Re: Black 7 - can I take single photos while videoing?

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The Quik app allows you to easily save screengrabs from a video. They come out good and you can choose the exact frame you want
Hiker
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Re: Black 7 - can I take single photos while videoing?

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A 4k video will give 8 mega pixel stills - good enough to blow up to around A4 paper size.

60 frames per second will give sharper images with less mothion blut than 30 fps, but may be darker in some circumstances.  If it's too dark noise from higher ISO might become a problem so have a play around with the settings.