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Tourist
Posts: 4

Fusion - Bad quality

I just bought a fusion a few days ago and we went ot the beach. I took a picture in highest resolution. In fusions studio, I selected GoproWide as preset, moved to the right spot and rendered the image. Why is the images are so ugly???

 

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Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Fusion - Bad quality

Here is another photo taken the same way. I just shrinked the image to fit in the size restriction of this forum. 

PHOTO_0133.jpg

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GoPro
Posts: 9,711

Re: Fusion - Bad quality

Hi @sweetflame32766

 

Kindly check the discussion on this thread.

I hope this helps.

 

Thanks!

Ej

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Fusion - Bad quality

Thanks for the reply... I am not sure how this tread helps. I am talking about a photo, they are talking about video... I use fusion studio, they used premiere. I don't have any bitrate settings to change, it's a jpg photo. And my lens was clean.

 

The shot was taken at full 18mpx. If I look at the full 360 picture taken, it's blurry (even when I am not using overcapture). It's a bright sunny day, the shutter should be pretty quick, don't think it's because I didn't use the tripod. 

 

I am starting to think it's an issue with the camera! When I look at the files on the SD card, they seems better quality but not very sharp!

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Nomad
Posts: 1,102

Re: Fusion - Bad quality

So there will be a big difference between taking a normal 16:9 widescreen photo with an 18MP camera and an 18MP spherical photo cropped down to 16:9.

 

With an 18MP camera, you're using that whole 18MP just to capture a very small scene.  In very basic terms, this means afterwards, if you were to zoom in on that shot x 2, you would be looking at a 9MP photo.  

 

With a 18MP Spherical camera, you're not using 18MP to get that same frame above, you're using 18MP to get a whole 360 shot.  This means you're spreading out more of the image over the same 18MP.  So when you crop to the shot you want, you're actually getting much lower resolution then you would with your average camera.  So if your crop was 1/6th of the whole image, you're actually looking at a 3mp photo (again, very basically explained).

 

If you want higher resolution photo's, you'll need to move the camera much closer to the subject, however be aware, this will cause distortion the closer they are to the lenses.  

 

At the end of the day, it's all about using the proper tool for the job, and if you're trying to get large landscape vista with small subjects (people) in the photo, you're better off using a DSLR.  If you're trying to get cool spherical photo's and video's where your main subjects will be up close and personal, then you use a GoPro Fusion.

Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Fusion - Bad quality

Thanks for your answer, it totally make sense!

 

However, for me, I am selling my Fusion camera! I hate it! I bought it for my vacation and needed it underwater. I understand the the 360 video does not stitch, I am fine with this. But the overall quality is horrible! Even on ground. 

 

Also, I made a 18 minute video. After rendering a 360 degree video for 18 hours, it crashed! So I have to start all over again! 

 

So I'm selling it and I will probably go get a hero instead. I used to have a Hero 3 before and the quality was much much better then the fusion. And the file were available immediately, no need for hours and hours of rendering, even I have not modified anything in the video!

 

Thanks again for your help! Seeya!