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Tourist
Posts: 5

FOV options reduced in Hero 6

I wish I knew more about the FOV options befoe I purchased my fourth GoPro, a Hero 6. It seems there is no longer a narrow view. I like to take videos of my fishing adventures and it is nice to have the fish be visible when it jumps. Previously I have been shooting at 1080p @ 120 fps in narrow.  Then in post I have been able to zoom in when I edit in 720p without losing too much image quality. I was pretty excited when I saw that the Hero 6 shoots 240 fps in 1080.  However, it only allows wide view.  I might as well be 100 yard away.  I can't even shoot in narrow view at 120 anymore unless I use the zoom feature.  That is impossible because these are action shots that require a quick use of the camera with a head mount.

 

Very disapointed.

 

This is more like a downgrade.

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Adventurer
Posts: 9,320

Re: FOV options reduced in Hero 6

What we all now have to do is use the zoom given it can be used  on th app or camera and set to a desired level.    yes its no longer narrow but also gives ups more options to use within the sensor.   good/bad.

 

I hate to agree wish it was  simply  left as is  allow us to chose the FVO outseoves then LOCK It OUT in the resolutions. but all due to sensor being used 4K no narrow go figure.

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: FOV options reduced in Hero 6

Is there a way with the app to “set it and forget it” ??? I am under the impression that if you set it and then turn the camera off that as soon as I hit the one record button which turns it on to start recording it reverts to the linear setting. An “action” camera I would think should be set up so you can use it quickly when the action starts. If I hooked a fish, then took the time to set the camera and put it on my head, well...you get the idea

Adventurer
Posts: 9,320

Re: FOV options reduced in Hero 6


@fireycreek7870 wrote:

Is there a way with the app to “set it and forget it” ??? I am under the impression that if you set it and then turn the camera off that as soon as I hit the one record button which turns it on to start recording it reverts to the linear setting. An “action” camera I would think should be set up so you can use it quickly when the action starts. If I hooked a fish, then took the time to set the camera and put it on my head, well...you get the idea


No the zoom defaults back. no longer a FOV even though it's i nthere those are my thoughts.  pass the idea to feedback here and they will look into  making it  what you like if enough yay's get involved. most likly nay for it.

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: FOV options reduced in Hero 6


@fishycomics wrote:

@fireycreek7870 wrote:

Is there a way with the app to “set it and forget it” ??? I am under the impression that if you set it and then turn the camera off that as soon as I hit the one record button which turns it on to start recording it reverts to the linear setting. An “action” camera I would think should be set up so you can use it quickly when the action starts. If I hooked a fish, then took the time to set the camera and put it on my head, well...you get the idea


No the zoom defaults back. no longer a FOV even though it's i nthere those are my thoughts.  pass the idea to feedback here and they will look into  making it  what you like if enough yay's get involved. most likly nay for it.


How do I go about passing  the idea to feedback here and they will look into  making it  what you like if enough yay's get involved?

Adventurer
Posts: 9,320

Re: FOV options reduced in Hero 6

in hte website at the bottom  as you post simply look at hte words feedback on the last line

 

https://gopro.com/feedback

 

 

 good luck  on that thought    we mentioned here and then it DIES>

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: FOV options reduced in Hero 6

Thanks, just did.
Adventurer
Posts: 9,320

Re: FOV options reduced in Hero 6

Great I wonder how many will follow .   your welcomed maybe  the next hero  we'll see it back