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Tourist
Posts: 2

Editing for photos

Ok, so I have a Hero Black 7, and I'm more interested in taking great photos of my family, than making videos at the moment.  I've tried just using the actual photo setting on the camera, but most of the photos turn out blurry and you can't even tell that I'm using a GoPro.  Lately, I've just started recording videos, and pulling pictures from the videos to edit.  I have a nice Acer tablet that I keep all of my photos on, and I use Adobe Photoshop Express.  I realize that tablets are sometimes not the best to use for this sort of thing, but this is pretty good one that I acquired from my office.  Anyway, even after I use the Photoshop Express, the pictures still do not look as clear and sharp as the photos I see online.  I leave PT on when shooting the videos, because I thought that was the best thing to do if you were going to edit later.  If anyone has any suggestions on how to create crystal clear photos, please feel free to share. 

 

Thanks for the help!

Nomad
Posts: 1,442

Re: Editing for photos

Protune is the best option to use if you know what settings are needed for your shooting environments.  If you don't know what you're doing, what ISO to use, what shutter speed to select, what temp to select... then you're better off NOT using Protune.  When you're doing screen grabs from video's, your photo's aren't going to look as nice due to motion artifacts etc.

 

If your photo's are blurry you probably have HDR turned on or "superphoto" turned on.  Yes these will give you great shots but only if your subject is very still and if you're using a tripod and not holding your camera in your hand.  So unless you're using a tripod and a remote for snapping shots, you'll want to ensure neither HDR or Superphoto is turned on.

 

 

Tourist
Posts: 2

Re: Editing for photos

Thank you so much for the advice, I really appreciate it.  Can't wait to try everyone out.